New Zealand’s affordable new housing solution hits the market


Billing itself as New Zealand’s answer to fast, affordable new homes, EasyBuild House Packs is offering an innovative solution for the New Zealand housing market, looking to change the way houses are built. 

Providing a low cost, high quality building solution with quick on-site build time, EasyBuild House Packs deliver a partially constructed house pack direct to the site.

Its unique construction system is comprised of timber portals and pre-finished exterior panels that allow the house to be closed in within one week, and fully completed within six weeks.

Builders looking for a low admin, cost-effective new home solution can quickly construct and finish EasyBuild House Packs ready for on-sell or a solid investment.

Using only products that are tried, tested and trusted in the New Zealand market, the finished result is a high quality, robust home that provides a low-cost solution for new houses, infill housing, social housing, baches and more.

EasyBuild House Packs have been designed with New Zealand conditions in mind, including coastal regions, very high wind zones and earthquake-prone areas.

Every house pack comes complete with a rigid air barrier, drained cavity and roof ventilation.

The original BRANZ-approved concept was produced by industry stalwart Dennis Ryan in the 1970s, who built hundreds of these houses across New Zealand and Australia.

Today, EasyBuild House Packs has been rejuvenated by building industry veterans Luke Ryan and Mike Fox, who have modernised the designs, building process and products, and worked to streamline the system for builders and customers.

“We’re excited to be bringing a quality new product to the housing market, building on years of industry knowledge, creating new opportunities for builders and, ultimately, giving more New Zealanders access to quality affordable homes,” director Mike Fox says. 

Working closely with the MBIE, the system has gained National MultiProof Approval on all designs, making seeking and receiving consent from local authorities twice as fast and at half the cost.

Combined with a smooth manufacturing and delivery process, this means that house packs can be on site, consent received and the build underway in as little as one month from being ordered.

The house packs are available nationwide at participating ITM stores. “It’s great to be involved with this innovative new housing product, and what we think is a much needed solution that will fill the current affordable housing gap in New Zealand’s housing supply,” ITM chief executive Scott Duncan says.

Pre-constructed in a Masterton-based factory, structural components are delivered to sites nationwide in shipping containers, with all components cut to length, all windows and external doors pre-installed, and detailed set-out plans provided, along with a step-by-step instruction guide.

A range of one to four bedroom designs are available, as well as a community hall design.

The balance of materials to finish the house are delivered direct to site from the local ITM store, including cladding, interior linings, and kitchen and plumbing fittings and appliances.

The low administration effort required for builders, along with the ease and speed of the build, is a key benefit, as all take-offs, ordering and delivery are taken care of.

Additional benefits for builders include increased volume of jobs, meaning output can be doubled, reduced work and waiting times for consent, the ability to free up your skilled workforce by using semi-skilled labour due to the unique construction method and, ultimately, the ability to provide high quality, low cost housing to customers from a trusted brand name.

Opportunities currently exist for motivated builders interested in becoming an EasyBuild preferred builder.

Preferred builders will be provided with training, business support, local marketing support, local leads and more.

Interested parties can call 0800 2 EASYBUILD or email [email protected].

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