The Easiest Way
Do it Yourself!
QuickBuild Homes have been designed for the DIY'er with the typical Kiwi "Can-do" attitude and sense of determination.
(You can still get a builder to help you if you want to though...)
So long as you can use a tape measure, a level and a drill gun, you should have no problem building a QuickBuild Home.
In the early days, we found that other kit-set houses are merely the same materials and processes that a skilled builder will use, meaning you were still forced to get a licensed builder to do the job for you!
We thought to ourselves "That's hardly a kit-set! That's more of a Self Build!"
QuickBuild Homes are genuine kit-sets.
There are no gib walls, no fluffy insulation, no timber frames or trusses. Timber for only decks and piles.
Steel bearers are all pre-cut and pre-drilled (drill your own holes for your pipes and cables)
The wall panels are individually numbered and already have all the holes for electricity and plumbing.
The windows are very easy and quick to fit, taking about two hours to install all of them.
Traditional houses are delivered to site in many stages.
A QuickBuild Home comes in one delivery with everything in it! (as listed here)
With a traditional house there is a lot of wastage.
Because QuickBuild Homes are all prefabricated, there is very little wastage! (and a lot less waste packaging material to be disposed of at the end of the job.)
Building a house is a large project!
Most people simply can’t afford to take 4 or 5 months off work to build a house.
Our 95sqm house can be build in less than a month (depending on number of workers and weather etc.) making it an achievable task.
Traditional concrete foundations usually take several weeks before you have the floor down.
With a QuickBuild Home, the floor should be finished and fully insulated within 4 days and often within 2 days.
And after about 10 days, you should have the roof on and windows in.
Only 10 days for a secure and weathertight shell!
Most houses require 12 or more Council Building Inspections.
A QuickBuild Home needs just 3 inspections. (plus drainage) And with the price of inspections, we save you another hidden extra that other kit-sets usually do not include.
QuickBuild Homes requires minimal scaffold & no safety nets!
Trestles are only required at a low level and for a short time for each roof panel.
The height is well under 2m, so a full scaffold is not required.
There is no roof space to fall through, so no nets are required either - saving thousands of dollars on the cost of a traditional build.
Time is money.
With traditional builds, we found that once you paid the deposit for a house, or paid the council consent fees, it becomes "dead money" until house is finished.
With a typical build time of 4 weeks for a QuickBuild Home, you have a faster return on investment by approximately 4 or 5 months when compared with a traditional build.
If you are building your house as an investment rental, then 4 or 5 months rental is a considerable amount of money.
You need very little technical knowledge
A traditional build requires a good working knowledge of:
how to read architectural drawings,
names of all the parts, and
good building skills.
A QuickBuild Home has a full, step-by-step assembly manual, packed with lots of 3D drawings, photos and guides for each step.
For instance, you may not know what a 15mm swivel fitting is. Maybe you don't know anything about plumbing at all!
So we include:
a full list of all your plumbing parts, with photos of each part,
a schematic drawing of how it all goes together, and
a parts map, which has a picture of every plumbing fitting, where it goes, which way around it goes.
Your job is merely to dry assemble the plumbing (saving money on a plumber doing it!) and then to let the plumber do what he or she specialises in - making the final connections.
The electrical is done the same way, with the electrician making the final connections. (You must check with your plumber and electrician first, though)
You only pay for skilled craftsman when you need to.
We strongly believe that there is no point is paying a skilled craftsman, skilled craftsman rates, to drill hundreds of holes in timber framing.
As a result, all our steel bearers, composite walls, and roof come pre-drilled, meaning you don’t have to pay for a craftsman's time to design/plan electrical and plumbing systems. We’ve already done that.
You pay them for their skill at doing the final connections and testing.
To save you even more time, money and hassle
The bearers are all pre-cut
The floor is pre-insulated
The walls and roof are pre-cut, pre insulated & pre-painted.
Roof panels remain un-cut, allowing you to place the supplied lights wherever you like.
Power sockets are pre-cut.
The skirtings, covings and door frames are all pre-cut and pre-painted.
All pipes, cable and fittings are supplied.
Panels are pre-drilled for all cables & pipes.
While the plumbing and electrical work does still has to be done by licensed tradesman, you can put everything in place for them.
Benchtops are all pre-cut.
The building Inspector will ensure everything is done to standard.
Everything arrives on site in one 40’ container (for the 95sqm) (Larger houses may require more than one container, but it is all delivered at the same time.
Use our Building Consent Guide to help you do your own consent to save more money.
We are always on hand by phone & email.