TWO entrepreneurs have teamed up to buy a brand of garden rooms for use as work-from-home offices or extra living space.

‘YouKube’ can be adapted as an office, children’s playroom, gym, studio, sauna or other use at a fraction of the cost of adding an extension to a house, and usually don’t need planning permission.

Eddie Black, managing director of Eco, and Darren Cardwell, managing director of Axess 2, joined forces to form Eco Axess and have completed a deal to buy the YouKube brand and its original design from Costin Group.

Eco operates across a range of sectors to deliver multiple products and services for commercial, industrial, public sector and residential customers from its bases in Scotland and Cumbria.

Axess 2 also operates nationwide from its headquarters in Clitheroe. The company are manufacturers, designers and suppliers of passenger lifts, bespoke lifts and specialist products for ‘people movement’ and goods/service transport. The company have completed projects for Grand Designs and The Restoration Man.

Eddie said: “This is a really exciting opportunity. It’s great to team up with Darren and maximise the knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of both businesses.

“Darren and I have both continued to take a proactive approach to business during the pandemic.

“We both have a positive can-do attitude of how we can increase the range of quality, cost-effective solutions which we are able to offer customers.

“YouKube is a perfect fit for the solutions which we both provide. It has the potential to really help people in their work, business and home lives.

“The sky’s the limit as to what YouKube can be used for. We can provide a bespoke fit-out for a client or business needs.

“People have said they would like to use them as a bar or a sauna in their gardens to make more use of their outside space.”

Darren said: “At Axess 2 we pride ourselves on the quality of our designs, and our products, ensuring we offer the best possible people movement solutions to our clients. Eddie and I have worked together on projects previously.

“YouKube is a business with enormous potential and we are looking forward to using the wealth of experience and talent which exists across both companies to take the business to the next level.”