Abitar - Welcome

Abitar is a London-based company specializing in the design and operation of environmentally sustainable buildings. Our work falls into four areas:-

Abitar was founded in 2009. We offer a broad and growing range of services relating to the design and procurement of new and refurbished buildings, and the sustainable operation and management of existing buildings.

We are based in the borough of Southwark in central South London. Although much of our business is in London and the South-East, we also work throughout the UK.

Ian Preston is the founder and principal consultant at Abitar. Having worked for a number of years as a technical project manager, he completed the MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies course run jointly by the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales and the University of East London.


We now offer EPCs for existing homes and advice on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for domestic landlords.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published the National Design Guide, which sets out the characteristics of well-designed places and demonstrates what good design means in practice.

Phase One of the Mayor of London's Warmer Homes scheme is now complete. We look forward to being involved in Phase Two.

BEIS has launched PAS 2035, the specification and guidance for retrofitting dwellings for improved energy efficiency.

We have joined the RetrofitWorks co-operative, where we will be acting as Retrofit Coordinators implementing the Mayor of London's £4.6m Warmer Homes domestic improvement scheme.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has opened a public consultation on proposals to amend the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) to assess and compare the energy and environmental performance of dwellings.

Abitar's principal consultant, Ian Preston, is now a Practitioner member (PIEMA) of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).

We are qualified as assessors under the Home Quality Mark (HQM), BRE's new national standard for new homes.

Abitar now offer residential and commercial floor plans, lease plans and premises licence plans.

Contact us

Contact us to discuss your requirements and how we can help you achieve measurable improvements in the environmental performance of your building or business.

Tel.: 020 7703 6438

Mobile: 07790 208174

E-mail: enquiries@abitar.co.uk

Camberwell, London SE5