Welcome, we are the IMBY™ Kit team. Empowering people to create their own inspiring, award-winning architecturally-designed modular buildings for life, work and play.
More than just a shed, the IMBY Kit is a beautiful and light-filled building that will complement any garden, natural or urban setting. Designed by Adriano Pupilli Architects, it has recently been awarded Winner at the 2018 Australian Timber Design Awards.
Keeping it local, the kits are crafted in Sydney’s Northern Beaches from renewable plantation timber.
Making architecture accessible to more people, the IMBY Kit delivers a highly adaptable and carefully considered design solution for a fraction of the cost thanks to its DIY nature and prefab components.
Be one of the first to get your hands on these innovative structures, solve your spatial needs, take on a project, be kind to the environment and support local business. Request a catalogue and quotation.
What Makes IMBY™ Unique?
Light on its feet
IMBY™ can reach even the most difficult to access sites, with a prefabricated frame that arrives flatpacked, minimising damage to existing site vegetation and topography.
The modular structural frame is prefabricated to provide quality, affordability and flexibility.
A beautiful and light filled building that will complement any garden or natural setting, architecturally designed by Adriano Pupilli Architects.
The structural elements have been designed to function across most terrain categories, soil classes, and wind regions in Australia.
No Nails, No Glue
The structural frame is secured by interlocking timber joints, making assembly quick and easy, while drawing inspiration from traditional woodworking techniques.
Australian designed & fabricated
Proudly designed and manufactured locally, the IMBY™ Kit is delivered flatpacked and ready for assembly.
Crafted from almost entirely FSC-certified plantation timbers that draw carbon from the atmosphere, capturing it safely for the duration of its life.
All kits consist of a framing system that allows for insulation between the cladding and lining.
Ready for fit-out to meet your needs. A wall cavity is available to provide discrete reticulation of services if needed.
Frame assembly is made easy with interlocking timber joints and our fully-illustrated step-by-step Assembly Manual and Instructional Video.
If your needs change simply add or subtract a module or two, or relocate the IMBY™ entirely, or pack it away flat for when you need that extra space.
There is a size of IMBY™ that maybe permissible as “Exempt Development” in your state.
Check with your local Council for applicable planning legislation.
IMBY™ uses quality plywood products such as Ecoply that are certified by suppliers to comply with Building Codes and by PAA plywood Association and JAS-ANZ standards.
IMBY Kits are 2.85m wide externally in the following lengths:
02 bay – 2.00m long
03 bay – 2.65m long
04 bay – 3.30m long
05 bay – 3.95m long
06 bay – 4.60m long
07 bay – 5.25m long
08 bay – 5.90m long
09 bay – 6.55m long
10 bay – 7.20m long
11 bay – 7.85m long
At the heart of the IMBY™ is a structural module (or “bay”) made up of FSC Certified plantation pine plywood layered up to form a series of portal frames that support the roof, wall and floor claddings and linings.
The bays can be added or subtracted as spatial needs dictate, or multiple IMBY’s can be placed side-by-side to extend floor area even further, or arranged around an outdoor space or courtyard to create a series of pavilions.
(Subject to your Council’s Planning Regulations – some IMBY™ Kits may also require an owner-builder permit for assembly).
Interlocking timber joints form an integral part of the IMBY™ aesthetic as well as provide the backbone for the kit’s intuitive assembly process, enabling people without construction training to rapidly assemble the main structural elements.
The structural elements have been designed to function across most terrain categories, soil classes, and winds regions in Australia.
Screw pile foundations are used as an affordable low-impact footing system that makes installation, re-location and re-configuration of the IMBY™ simple.
As standard IMBY™ Kits include:
• CNC milled structural plywood frame.
• 1x fully glazed end-bay with highlight window.
• 1x fully clad end-bay with highlight window.
• 1x structural plywood solid panel door.
• Clear acrylic window panels.
• Clear polycarbonate skylight.
• Premium birch plywood internal lining.
• Sarking to all walls and roof.
• Structural plywood flooring panels.
• Plywood wedges for fixing frame.
• Structural certification for frame and footing options.
• Fully illustrated assembly manual and phone support.
Items to be supplied by the customer include:
• Screws, nails, metal strapping, fixings and fasteners.
• Stain or paints to seal raw timbers.
Customisation options include:
Number of bays (length of the IMBY™ Kit), numerous pop-out window types and positions, decking modules, various glazing and front door locations, and the choice between Western Red Cedar or a range of Colorbond cladding finishes.
All plywood is sourced from FSC Certified sustainably managed plantations, with building parts optimised for maximum efficiency and minimal waste.