1Introduction

​​​​​​New buildings work best if they integrate well with surroundings and protect or enhance the built and natural features around them. Therefore, new buildings should be designed to suit the characteristics of the specific site. 

Site design is critical to the success of a house; too often this process is overlooked, or carried out separately to the design of the building. This section looks at how to work with the existing conditions of the site to get the best outcome.   ​