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Manufactured to 0.1mm precision.

WikiHouse blocks are digitally fabricated using a CNC machine to the nearest fraction of a millimetre. The result: a building you can even assemble yourself, but with the precision of a German car.

Performance

How does WikiHouse Skylark compare with brick construction?

Annual space heating cost

4200 kWh
£588
2000 kWh
£280
Brick
WikiHouse
*Cost based on electric-only heating

Fabric heat loss

Brick
0.18 W/m²K
WikiHouse
0.14 W/m²K

Typical overall build cost

£2000/m²
£1400/m²
£2000/m²
£1400/m²
Brick
WikiHouse

Upfront carbon cost

30 T CO₂
-17 T CO₂
Brick
WikiHouse

Project build time

Brick
12-24 weeks
Wikihouse*
4-12 wks
* The chassis itself should take 2-4 days

Reusable parts

Brick
10%
WikiHouse
80%
Based on a 2 storey, 2 bed house in the UK. Energy & carbon modelling by Leeds Beckett University.

Performance

£2000/m²
£1400/m²
£2000/m²
£1400/m²
Brick
WikiHouse
Based on a 2 storey, 2 bed house in the UK using electrical power. Energy & carbon modelling by Leeds Beckett University.

Rapid, simple assembly

WikiHouse Skylark can be rapidly assembled on site, even by small teams with no traditional construction skills. The blocks slot and peg together, making it possible to go from foundations to weatherproof envelope in 2-4 days.
Read our general assembly guide
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Carbon negative.

Brick, steel and concrete buildings emit many tonnes of carbon in their production. By contrast, responsibly-grown wood actively captures carbon from the atmosphere and stores it, so your project will be not just carbon zero, but carbon negative.
Read the full report
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Will it meet building regulations?

So long as it is correctly designed and detailed, WikiHouse will exceed the requirements of UK building regulations. Your building inspector will need a signed set of calculations by a qualified structural engineer. We have published a guide and testing data to help structural engineers check schemes. You can also use our structural checking service.
Guide for structural engineers
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Will I be able to get a mortgage?

To get a mortgage on a new build home in the UK you will usually need to get 10 year defects insurance (also known as a warranty). We are working with insurers and a building society to make sure you can get a mortgage on your product if you need one.

What types of project is it suited to?

Detached

Row

Flats

Inserts

Building types

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Home

1 storey

2 storeys

3 storeys

4+ storeys

Office

School

Café

Industrial / storage

Garage

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A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
A tick mark. Means yes, you can do this.
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A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
A tick mark. Means yes, you can do this.
A tilde. Means it depends, you may be able to do this but there are limitations, or it may depend on the circumstances.
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A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
A tick mark. Means yes, you can do this.
A tilde. Means it depends, you may be able to do this but there are limitations, or it may depend on the circumstances.
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A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
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A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
A tick mark. Means yes, you can do this.
A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
The number of storeys you can build up to will depend on wind levels, the width of your building and the number of bracing walls in your design. See the design guide for more detail.

Flat

Sloping

Rooftop

Below ground

Sites

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Straight

Irregular

Angular

Curved

Plan forms

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Flat

Sloping

Hip

Curved

Roof forms

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A cross. Means no, you can't do this.
A cross. Means no, you can't do this.