U-Build is a Revolutionary Self-build System
1. Design Your Own: Try out our software here
2. Easy to Build: Delivered flat-pack, assembled by you, using hand tools
What Can I Build?
Designed By Architects, Approved by Engineers, Built by You
U-Build was developed by award winning architects Studio Bark with structural engineering from Structure Workshop and testing from Cut and Construct. U-Build aims to transform the way people think about buildings and the way they are built, by simplifying the construction process and enabling anyone to participate.
“A talented and dedicated team of young, ambitious architects who had the rare ability to understand exactly what we wanted from a home… It was a pleasure to work with them and I would recommend them to anyone wanting something distinctive and beautiful whilst allowing an appreciation for all your modern life demands.” Grand Designs Client (Box House)
Press & Awards
Dezeen: Mini Living
Dwell: Top 10 Prefabs of 2017
What is U-Build?
U-Build is a system of flat pack building blocks which are delivered to your door. With easy to follow instructions and a large range of sizes, you can build an infinite number of buildings, walls, storage or even furniture.
How does it work?
Using only a mallet and a drill, 1-2 people can easily assemble all of our boxes. Using standard connections (supplied), the boxes bolt together, creating a rigid frame for your new space. We supply membranes to protect the boxes if used outside, and it can be clad in a variety of materials. Our video above shows a simple pod being put together.
We think that buildings should be affordable and adaptable. Why pay to have a new wall built, then pay again to knock it down in the future when your needs change? U-Build allows you to take control of the whole build process: designing, creating and adapting your own spaces.
What is U-Build Made from?
U-Build takes a circular economy approach to building. The system uses a selection of durable non-toxic materials – choose cost effective OSB, robust Spruce, or refined Birch. The walls are insulated with natural sheep’s wool insulation, and can be clad in a variety of materials. See our gallery above for built examples.