Director Matt Bridgestock was involved in drafting guidance on quick-start guides for the Scottish Building Standards Directorate to appear in the Technical Standards. Since then, we have prepared quick start guides for more than 100 new homes, built for developers and housing associations. Each guide outlines the key information required to efficiently run the house, in a clear, graphical format. This information includes basic construction information, how to heat the home, how to ventilate the home correctly and how to operate the hot water systems. Quick start guides are an important component of the overall drive to close the performance gap, particularly at the crucial handover period between building and occupation.