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Residential Land Development  – Tailored Architecture

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We enjoy working with land owners to realise the potential of your land while providing contemporary energy-efficient housing.


As an experienced architect and certified Passive House designer, we guide you through the design process from the initial site appraisals, feasibility and sustainable design studies, energy-efficient home design from conception to completion, obtaining planning consent, to detailed technical design and construction phase contract management. Throughout the design process, we manage a fully tailored design team ranging from Structural Engineers and Landscape Architects to Ecologists to realise the potential of your site and aspirations.

Development opportunities

We have extensive experience in designing and planning new-build family homes, to all contemporary policy requirements as informed by Local Authority Planning Policy, on sensitive and complex sites. Examples of potential development outlined below:

  • Infill and back-land developments in urban and village settings
  • Plot subdivision and side garden developments
  • Replacement dwellings in urban, village, and open countryside settings
  • Multi-house redevelopments of redundant farmyard and farm land.
  • Development of land within the settlement boundary.

How we use low-energy and Passive House principles realise the potential of your land?

Sustainability is the bedrock of Tailored Architecture’s design, construction, and development process.


We have adopted these six design principles, derived from Passive House, in every project we undertake to deliver energy-efficient and light-touch environmental homes.

Building form

Building form is always derived directly from the site context, with considerations taken to minimise the overall surface area of the thermal envelope. A dense and efficient form and massing reduces the heat loss minimising the required heat demand and emissions.

Solar access

Solar gains are considered to maximise the winter warmth available reducing overall heat demand. Careful design of window openings and potential solar shading in the form of sliding screens and horizontal canopies will be deployed to reduce risks of overheating in summer. Natural ventilation will be use for summer time cooling avoiding the use of mechanical comfort cooling.

Fabric first

All buildings are designed with enhanced building fabric to lower the required heating demand, also coupled with airtightness to further reduce heat losses. This allows for a smaller heating plant to be installed reducing overall emissions.

Embodied carbon

Materials and construction methods where possible will be chosen to limit their embodied carbon emissions.

Low carbon heating systems and renewable technologies

Enhanced building fabric and careful inclusion of controlled solar access allows for the installation and operation of an low-carbon heating systems for example heat-pumps. This will reduce the overall heating impact of the proposed dwelling. Battery storage is to be considered to provide electrical storage reducing the impact of peak energy use.

Deconstruction and re-use

Consideration of the materials and construction methods used to allow for deconstruction and reuse in their current form. Reducing the disposal element of construction and energy intensive recycling processes.

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