naked build co.
NATURAL OUTDOOR ROOMS , DRESSED IN NATURE
We're a company with firm ideals; committed to providing benefits for people and the planet
Our buildings can be used as satellite habitable space to main dwelling, with the right consents
The complexity of construction has been taken up by machine cutting, making it easy for self-build
Our Outdoor Rooms are of a light footprint design, being supported on ground anchors
They can accommodate sloping ground levels and make use of raised living within a tree canopy
When compared to standard building, cost savings are considerable, being 25-40% lower
We have standard designs which can be adapted as well as a custom design service in design & build
For more affordability we offer the building frames / chassis, for you to assemble and clad yourself
In the green roofs / living walls, we believe every new building can offer something for nature
These offer a truly more nature immersive opportunity for your well-being and that of wild life
Why naked build?
rooms in which to flourish; outdoors for real natural living
Isn't time we unlearned all the old habits we know aren't good for us - late at the office, eating on the go (lunch, what lunch?), too much time stuck in traffic, too much time in front of screens, always trying to please others and never properly looking after ourselves. It's time to change.
It's funny because we already know the answers; what we need to do to be more of out best self more of the time and fulfill our true potential. The change is for more quality time, for us alone. Time to think, time to focus and time to be creative, when we deliver our most meaningful work. Consider that space immersed in the natural environment; full of birdsong, the busy-ness of bees, calmness of butterflies and a gentle breeze - we're nurturing our well-being all at the same time. Our buildings are of the natural world, whichever one you choose. It's time to take the inside, out.
Office Hubs : Creative Studios : She-Sheds : Air B+B Space : Glamping Pods : Workshops
Party Room : Gym : Fitness : Yoga : Relaxation : Play Space : Hideaways : Retreats
Installation, Self-Assembly or Support Service
We are able to provide a flexible service according to your needs. This ranges from delivery & installation on your behalf to different levels of support to allow a complete self-assembly. Self-assembly is very easy, rewarding and saves on costs . . . and is lots of fun too!
Delivery + Installation
We take care of everything on your behalf.
Phone-a-friend and on-site support for a day.
We deliver all you need to self-assemble your beautiful new outdoor room.
Full self-assembly means you can save up to 15% of the cost
Our clever system is a cinch to build!!
Using modern digital technology, the plywood frame and cassette structure is virtually mechanical free – just a small handful of screws required.
The jigsaw shaped joints use computer controlled cutting to within a fraction of a millimetre tolerance.
If you can tackle an Ikea wardrobe or a 'Billy' bookcase, then any of our 'naked builds' are a doddle!
Building ought to be fun!!
Make a party out of it with a few of your friends for the weekend.
Up and waterproofed within 2 days - Our frames are amazingly quick to assemble. We’re excited at how our building system enables everyone to feel empowered to build for themselves. It's already more used more widely on the continent for house building. It can be lots of fun too!
See what other already have to say about it . . . . .
We can help you with:
Advice on planning
Support with ground work and installing services
Your questions answered....
What foundations do I need?
We're proud to say that our building system provides a light touch ground impact. The floor is designed as an integral structural platform supported on a handful of adjustable anchors and pads; meaning there is no need for any concrete base. Additionally, this allows further flexibility as it can also work on sloping sites (within reason - checks may be required). Ground level will typically need to be lowered and topsoil removed prior to delivery. Instructions are provided or this can be arranged and undertaken on your behalf at a separate charge.
Who will install the services? (water, electricity etc.)
These services are not provide as standard with our buildings. Each use, location and access to services will vary as much as your individual requirements. Our buildings do come fully insulated throughout with easy-fit points for light and power. We sell small room-sized biomass stoves and flue kits as part of our accessories. Our rooms provide a very affordable alternative to a house extension and we would advise you seek additional professional advise in this case as further consents will be necessary. We do recognise that there will also be other circumstances where services to the building are desired. This would need to be provided by either a local trade company or we'd be happy to provide a separate quote for this work.
Can I clad the building?
There are a range of cladding options we provide with each of our buildings, which we feel best suit their design. These have been particularly chosen for their low environmental impact, effectiveness, length of life and value of money to you. If you would like to personalise your building further, please do get in touch to discuss options. We can also help you design the inside and the outside of your building if that is a service you would like. Do drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
How long will the building last?
Our Outdoor Rooms, as the name suggests, are good enough to live in - not an extension to a house but the equivalent as a satellite. We pride ourselves in the quality of our buildings as much as the sustainability. As insulated timber panel construction they are more robust than the typical stick frame timber buildings used for new homes. With good maintenance there is no reason why our building shouldn't last a life time.
Does it meet building regulations?
Yes, certainly like any other timber frame structure, building control officers will treat these as the same type of structures. If you intent to use our buildings as a full time habitable space to sleep in, you will require separate building consent. Our structures come with structural engineers certification.
How does the cost compare to other building methods?
It's well understood in the industry that factory machined, flat-pack panel structures, delivered to site ready to build, offer considerable savings on established methods. Where our Outdoor Rooms gain real traction and further advantages is
Costs will always depend
Value is based on . . . .
The cost will depend on your design requirements and how much work you do for yourself. We believe in making costs transparent so you can make informed decisions. In most areas, overall cost will be similar to other building methods, but the building will be faster and easier to build, more customisable, more sustainable and higher performance. The cost will also be much more predictable, especially as the cost and risk of conventional construction is rising all the time.
Can I build it myself?
Yes, and it’s a lot of fun. But it’s important you do so in a competent, safe way, and comply with any relevant health & safety regulations and insurance obligations. By breaking the project down into discrete tasks, it becomes much easier to choose how much work you do for yourself or pay others to do.
Are you a building company?
No, however we have a growing network of approved designers, engineers, manufacturers and assembly companies who can help you realise your project. We also provide a range of additional services for design teams. Get in touch with us, let us know about your project and we’ll do our best to connect you with the support you need.
The environmental revolution is truly underway - there is an impetus to make a change to reduce over-heating of the earth and we only have 9yrs left to respond in order to limit carbon emissions and halt the decline in nature.
We have a long way to go to recover to the pre-WWII level of ecosystem diversity and range of species so vital for our survival. There a number of initiatives doing more for nature in the UK though - whether that's allowing for longer grass and areas of meadows in parks, wildflower planting to road sides, the concept of fast growing diverse Tiny Forests, the size of tennis courts, to large scale tree planting schemes.
On continental they appear to have leaned in even further with greening of their cities in a more advanced stage. In the Netherlands for example every bus shelter is now planted with wildflower green roofs. They are also one of the top countries for food production, whilst simultaneously adopting a regenerative agricultural approach, making far more space for nature. They've done this by introducing indoor hydroponic vegetable growing.