Sustainable Homes Architecture

From SAP to HQM, Passivhaus and BREEAM

Early professional advice on sustainability and energy efficiency will increase certainty and save money.

Did you know that The National Planning Policy Framework, the document against which planning applications are assessed, is based upon a ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’? A well-judged design can help obtain a favourable response from planners without excessive cost.

Here at Barefoot & Gilles we believe in taking a realistic approach to energy efficiency, and we know that early investigation of the most appropriate sustainable design features can save our clients time and money.


We have considerable experience working with the practical application of renewable technologies and can advise on cost implications to help you make an informed choice.

Specialist advice can enhance the design of your buildings to meet sustainability standards in a cost effective, practical way. So whether your aims are simply to pass the latest building regulations energy requirements, or if you want to build a Passivhaus or Home Quality Mark 5-star development, consider the issues early to predict budget, cost and programme with more certainty.

If you’d like to discuss how we can help you meet energy standards with confidence call us on 01473 257474 or email