QB3 is a development of an idea that we first explored in a building for Channel 4’s Gadget Man. Unlike QB2, QB3 is all on one level, which it makes it more suitable for those with movement difficulties. QB3 makes the most of its 18 square metres of floor area by making use of moveable walls (courtesy of our friends at Bruynzeel Storage Systems). You can see the QB3 tour video (filmed by Allan MacDonald) here

As with all the Cube Project buildings, QB3 is optimized for energy use. It uses two heat pumps (for heating and hot water – the latter a Nuos FS200 from Ariston), heat-recovery ventilation, LED lighting and TV, A++ rated appliances, triple-glazing and excellent insulation. There is also the option of a green roof, with solar photovoltaic panels, that would make QB3 energy neutral over a typical year.

Like QB2, QB3 is a post-and-beam structure developed jointly with Bolton Buildings. The outer structure can be assembled and made waterproof in around 4 hours and the whole structure (including inner and outer wall surfaces, the windows/door, the insulation, and the electrical wiring) can be completed in 3-4 days. Options exist for cladding and for fitting out and, once constructed, QB3 is easily transported by road and sited wherever a static caravan is permitted.

QB3 is an ideal living space:

  • For “boomerang kids” or others seeking independent housing
  • For leisure/holiday purposes, usable all year round
  • For emergency accommodation, e.g. in post-disaster situations
  • For construction workers or other workers in remote locations

Again, if you wish to enquire about purchasing QB3 or any of our buildings, they are available from our partners Bolton Buildings as complete buildings at various stages. Please contact Trevor at Bolton Buildings

For those interested in the history of the moving walls idea, you can see the film of presenter, Richard Ayoade, showing comedian Jimmy Carr around the predecessor building QB-Move

by clicking on this hyperlink to Channel 4’s catch-up 4-OD

We’re largely in the second half of the programme.

The website for Dr Mike Page's Cube Project at the University of Hertfordshire