Sustainable Design Collective

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About Us

Sustainable Design Collective provide award winning Timber Frame Kit Homes for Passivhaus and Low Carbon projects, alongside Sustainability Consultant and Sustainable Architects Services. We are able to bring a wealth of experience to our projects, whether offering advice and consultancy, designing entire schemes or retrofit extensions, providing an complete Design and Build Solution for Self build or turn-key Social Housing.

Kit Homes

By offering both Design and Build services, we are able to provide total continuity of process from design right through to completion. We use a pre-fabricated timber frame Kit Home system, which is rapid, low cost and highly efficient. What’s more, when constructed this creates an ultra energy efficient building that reaches and even exceeds PassivHaus standards for insulation and air tightness.

Sustainable Architects

We believe that good design and sustainability go hand in hand. With over 40 years of experience in the housing and commercial sectors; our highly skilled RIBA registered architects are able to create sustainable design that is tailored to your needs, whilst ensuring environmentally positive solutions. Additionally, our architects are able to support the entire project, with experience in project management and obtaining planning permission.

Sustainability Consultants

As a collective, we benefit from a variety of expertise in environmental science, climate change and passive construction as well as architectural design and management. We are able to offer sustainable consultancy, with a particular emphasis on energy in buildings, passive design guidance and are registered Code for Sustainable Homes assessors. Furthermore, we have significant management consultancy expertise, focusing on sustainability, local authority construction and equal opportunities.

Social Housing

 Code 5 Social Housing Scheme
We believe affordability and sustainability are achievable for all UK Housing. We have proven this is possible with our Turnkey housing association development in Devon, reaching level 5 in the Code for Sustainable Homes for £1440/m2. We can provide design and build solutions for social housing, with particular focus on rural areas, addressing the housing need whilst spreading awareness of sustainability through exceptional design.

Self Build

We can support individual or communal self build schemes with a great deal of flexibility. With a wealth of experience, we are able to offer comprehensive advice on planning, design and the construction process. Your level of involvement is up to you; we can provide a water tight and air tight shell using our timber frame build system, which you are able to finish to your own specifications, or can provide full turnkey solutions


Our sustainable architects portfolio provides examples of SDCs work in recent years.  We take a client lead approach, providing designs to match their needs and desires. The portfolio demonstrates the breadth and diversity of our design styles, however a consistent theme has been to ensure effective sustainable solutions to design problems