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Where we live and work is a key contributor to climate change and sustainability. We are spreading out and utilising land poorly. We cut down trees to create land for developments. We move horizontally when developing vertically is the sustainable approach. It seems humans like low level buildings even it costs nature, decreases biodiversity and creates more pollution.

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About Us

Yellow Studio started as a sustainable design studio and designed world class emission free buildings such as The Beacon in Hemel Hempstead, The Moors In Watford and The Square. We got involved in everything from design to how to reduce resource consumption and how to build it cheaper and better. Alas! the building industry is not a hive of innovation.

Permitted Development and Sustainability

We love permitted developments as it utilises an existing development footprint and creates more space for people to live.

We undertake a lot of low cost Permitted Development work and have a very high success rate.


Sustainable and Mechanical Engineering

A flat, house, office, development is a sum of its parts. It should be designed holistically and in doing so, the overall costs of making the building sustainable is low. Lower than traditional building techniques.

At Yellow, we take a very scientific approach. Noise is a pollutant, so how do we mitigate its production and transmission?

Hot water is simply wasted and over 80% goes to heat the sewers and is not reclaimed. There are many, many other examples. Simple solutions which are sustainable and low cost. We work with a handful of open minded M&E consultants who have an open minded approach. Sustainability, is easy and cost effective if science and logic is applied.

Thermal Emissivity

Heating and cooling spaces are one of the largest uses of energy in any building. At the moment, current convention is to simply remove heat and reject it externally or if heat is leaving too fast, then to increase the amount of heat produced.

At Yellow, we are working with International Partners to convert heat into electrical energy rather than simply reject it to the outside.

More obvious is simply to reduce the ingress and egress of heat energy into any building. Insulation is the obvious choice and counter-intuitively insulation should be used in hot environments and cold environments, so heat transfer is minimised. This process can be achieved without solid foam insulation or similar items. Air pockets or large boundary layers of still air act as wonderful and low cost insulators. Yellow Studio architectural designs actively incorporate these principles.