Modular Building Solutions

Prefabricated Building Manufacturers

Prefabricated Building Manufacturers

Located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Nuun Designs is a design and manufacturing company that specializes in developing new modular building technologies.

By exploring unconventional combinations of materials, we aim to improve building performance, energy efficiency, and sustainability while minimizing waste.

Nuun Designs’ influence plays an important role in shaping the future of construction. With sustainability and long-term durability as priorities, they create eye-catching prefabricated buildings that are not only sustainable but also future-proof.

Future proof building solutions that adapt as your needs do.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is centered on design, material, and process optimization and standardization, which results in economies of scale at all levels.

Our Approach

Our overall approach focuses on next-level sustainability through the circular economy, guided by the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink, and recover.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote sustainable living by providing high-quality, rapid building solutions that are purposeful, economical, and ecologically sensitive. We are committed to creating a better future for the planet and believe that our efforts are worth it.

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Meet Our Dedicated Team

Nuun Designs was conceived by Paul back in 2014 and really started to take shape, a few years later, after meeting Daniel, a new client at the time.

They quickly recognized the untapped potential of manufactured buildings over traditional construction methods, which led to the development of a flexible, modular and off-site manufactured building system that could effectively provide unique and improved project solutions. They envisioned a product that is easy to understand and provided the freedom to creativity, just like building blocks for toddlers.

In essence: “Lego” that you can live in!

Nuun Design’s innovative building system offers a game-changing solution in the construction industry which is known for ever-increasing challenges such as reducing trade skills and its resultant poor quality exacerbated by frequent programme delays caused by weather and labour unrest.

Nuun Design’s flexibility and customisability allow for a wide range of projects to be quickly and economically delivered. If you’re looking for an efficient and unique design and construction solution, Nuun Design’s modular building system is the way to go.

PAUL SCHMIDT Architect, Designer & Dreamer

Paul Schmidt

Architect, Designer
& Dreamer

With a passion for design and a never-ending drive to improve, Paul brings a wealth of expertise to our team. As a shareholder and director at Studio D'Arc Architects since 2000, Paul has been a key player in the company's success.

With a background in all types of architectural designs and projects, SDA's experience since 1972 is a testament to Paul's commitment to excellence in the industry.

Paul enjoys consistently pushing the boundaries of design and finding new and innovative ways to tackle complex architectural challenges. 

With a dedication to creating functional and beautiful spaces, Paul meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of his clients.

DANIEL TENNER Engineer, Manufacturing Expert, Entrepreneur & Perfectionist.

Daniel Tenner

Engineer, Manufacturing Expert, Entrepreneur & Perfectionist.

Daniel is a true leader who sets the bar high and expects nothing but the best from those around him.

As an owner and director of Nautilus Projects and Design and ChemChamp, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.

Nautilus Projects and Design specializes in engineering and steel fabrication, while ChemChamp provides solvent recycling solutions to the South African market and exports solvent recovery equipment to the US and Canada.

With a hands-on approach to the design and development of each component, Daniel's companies are leading the way in manufacturing specialised building, mining, and refining equipment.

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What DRIVES us?

Nuun Designs has extensive experience in the design, construction, and fabrication industries, giving us a realistic understanding of the challenges facing the construction industry. Our optimized modular design and fabrication can improve the delivery of various building types.

While technology continues to transform our lives, the construction industry has typically been slow to adopt new technology, relying on the same core technology of bricks and mortar for thousands of years. In contrast, the automotive industry has undergone complete transformations with significant advancements in propulsion technology, comfort, and ergonomic refinement. Nuun Designs is focussed on harnessing the lessons learned in the automotive industry to improve the built environment.

As society recognizes the need for sustainability and efficient resource usage, the development of new technologies is essential for improving the way we mine, grow, manufacture, construct, use, maintain, repurpose, renew, and discard products.

Nuun Designs is committed to driving innovation in the construction industry to build a better future.

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Why choose Nuun Designs

At Nuun Designs, we don’t just create products, we craft them with passion and purpose.We have a comprehensive understanding of what is required to deliver projects and love to help our clients realise their project potential. Our skill set is what sets us apart from others; which directly benefits our clients as a cohesive single product offering.

Highly Experienced Professionals

Nuun Designs’ team of highly experienced professionals creates exceptional and beautiful spaces. We consist of designers, architects, engineers, and builders with the expertise to build high-quality homes. Our collaborative approach incorporates your preferences into every aspect of the design and construction process. We are committed to providing exceptional service and take pride in building spaces that exceed our clients’ expectations.

Innovative Design and Refined Detailing

Innovative Design and Refined Detailing: Nuun Designs is a leading designer and manufacturer of modern, sustainable, and energy-efficient prefab homes that prioritise innovativation and refined design. We create custom-built spaces that reflect your unique personality and style. Our team of experienced designers and engineers use the latest design trends and technology to create homes that are both timeless and contemporary. We pay attention to every detail, ensuring that our high-quality materials and precise craftsmanship result in a stunning final product.

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Optimised Build Processes

Our state-of-the-art technology, and optimised manufacturing, transport and fabrication processes allow us to reduce the construction time, resulting in quicker turnaround times for our clients. This means that you can move into your dream space sooner, without compromising on quality or style.  We also use sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials in our manufacturing process, minimising our impact on the environment. 

Pricing and Clear Timelines

At Nuun Designs, we believe in building trust with our clients through transparency. That’s why we provide clear pricing and timelines without hidden fees or surprises. Our team works closely with clients to understand their needs and preferences, providing detailed proposals and reliable timelines for every project. We understand that building a dream home is a significant investment, which is why we prioritise transparency to eliminate stress and uncertainty.

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