HAB stands for Happiness Architecture Beauty. These are the values we hold dear. We were set up by Kevin McCloud in 2007 to challenge the way identikit volume housing was built in the UK. The houses and places we build respect the local context and biodiversity; are strongly rooted in history, landscape and the community; and are sustainable, beautiful and a pleasure to live in.
HAB is recognised as a leader in sustainable development, favouring a fabric-first approach to environmental construction with a focus on biodiversity, edible landscapes and sustainable drainage. We adopt an intelligent balanced, holistic approach in line with One Planet Living principles and we're committed to ensuring that our homes are economic and efficient to run.
We use materials and products which have low environmental impact and they also need to be affordable, durable, readily available and easy to maintain. On all HAB schemes we view water management through porous paving, swales and the like as fundamental, not only in practical and environmental terms but also in terms of aesthetics and amenity space. Oh, and our streets are all fruity.