Accurate financial appraisal of your scheme is vital to ensure best outcome whilst meeting local housing needs.


Viability by tenure, dwelling and scheme. NPV and long-term cashflow displayed instantly.


Assess land values and gross profit with minimal information.


Achieving best value is essential for your organisation. You must demonstrate continuous improvement and show how you compare with your peers.


Measure performance with online scheme reports. Annual written report indicates progress against a variety of Key Performance Indicators.


Social Housing landlords in today’s market must understand the economic value of their properties.

Stock Profiler

Analyse your entire portfolio to see which units are most valuable and which need to be considered for a change of tenure or sale.

Housing Development Manual

Best practice guidance

A guide to the complex internal and external processes required for successful development.

Covers all procedures from first site visit and viability testing to final completion and handover of units.

Enables you to achieve best practice and regulatory compliance for newbuild/refurbishment schemes, purchase of street properties and Temporary Social Housing.


  • Best Practice
  • Preparing for Development
  • Pre-Contract Management
  • Contract and Site Management
  • Home Ownership


  • Online access allows for easy updating on processes and regulation changes
  • Guidance presented in chronological order
  • Provided with a set of compliance checklists to ensure that all key issues are met
  • Supported annually by SDS to ensure compliance with regulatory procedures

Provided with a set of compliance checklists to ensure that all key issues are met.

Click below to see examples of the Housing Development Manual
Example one
Example two
Example three

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Choose Your Manual

  • Organisations may have more than 1 type of manual. Here you can choose which manual to view and edit.
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The Manual

  • The text is laid out cleanly for ease of reading.
Manual Halfway

The Manual

  • The document is a scrolling document, with sections being loaded when they are needed.
HDM Navigation

Popup Navigation

  • Hovering over section headings will show the navigation popup, where sections can be viewed, edited or hidden. Sections can also be inserted.

Customer Comments

Winchester Council

"As we are already working with advantageSDS it was an easy choice to add their Procedures Manual to our library of reference material. Once we complete our current projects, which are contracted out, we'll be using the manual to support our future schemes. I'm sure it will provide us with a source of expertise we can dip into as an easy reference to the knowledge we don't have in house".

Simon Maggs, Housing Strategy & Development Manager, Winchester City Council.

Octavia Housing and Care

"Although we've only had the manual a short while it certainly seems comprehensive and covers all the main issues of the HA market. It's used by all our project managers. We needed a reliable, standardised tool that we could refer to and use to adapt our own internal procedures. We had looked around before but didn't find anything suitable. We're developing up to 1000 properties over the next few years across our partnership and I'm sure the manual will prove highly useful".

Neil McKeich, Development Manager, Octavia Housing and Care.

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