Modern prefabricated homes ‘nothing like the prefabs of old’


New Zealand modular home provider EasyBuild welcomed Minister of Building and Construction the Hon Jenny Salesa to officially open the EasyBuild Show Home Village in Masterton last month.

EasyBuild director Mike Fox says he was delighted the Minister was able to attend and launch the modular home display.

“We’re pleased Minister Salesa and many other industry leaders and officials had a chance to tour our prefabrication facilities and view the high-quality homes we are building to meet New Zealand’s housing needs.”

EasyBuild’s modular homes offer an innovative home-grown solution to New Zealand’s current housing dilemma.

Highly affordable, these kitset homes cost 30% less on average than conventional housing.

The high degree of prefabrication means they can be constructed in half the usual time it takes to build a home, and can be assembled using semi-skilled labour. 


MBIE Multiproof consent

They also have MBIE Multiproof consent, which makes the planning and consenting process significantly faster.

“Prefabricated or modular homes are common overseas where they are seen as an efficient and effective way of building premium homes on a large scale,” Mr Fox says.

“Our homes are nothing like the prefabs of old — they reflect modern housing needs, use quality New Zealand materials and comply with the New Zealand Building Code.

“Importantly, they are healthy homes, with double glazed windows and insulation to keep families warm and dry. They have been designed to cope with New Zealand conditions.”


Preferred Builders sought

EasyBuild has a network of Preferred Builders around the country who can complete the house packs on site.

But they can also be purchased in kitset form — perfect for those with DIY expertise or for builders looking for an efficient and affordable building solution.

EasyBuild says it has had strong interest from builders around the country about becoming Preferred Builders, and that there is still a few regions available for quality builders to operate in.