A 5-Step Guide in Buying Prefab Homes

Flat Pack House KitsPrefabricated homes, or sometimes known as prefab homes or modular houses, have been on the rise for a variety of reasons. First, it can be built easily. Second, it could cost less than traditional homes. Third, they are as durable and as stylish. Lastly, it is easily customisable. As a homeowner, however, you are not free from the burden of decision making.

To make it easier for you, here’s a concise guide to help you choose which prefab home to buy in NZ.

Find a reputable builder

Referrals and research can help lead you to the right builder. Make sure you’re working with a reputable builder who can deliver quality homes and services. The quality of the house you would be purchasing is something that should never be compromised.

Know what you want

It would be easier to find which home type to buy if you know what you want. Listing the must-have features and ones you can opt to live without can make home shopping a lot easier and more fruitful.

Local policies

Always check local policies and comply with the requirements before pushing through with your purchase. Your builder should be able to guide you through the process.


Prices of prefab homes vary depending on type, size, and materials. Like buying a new home, it pays to know how you will fund your purchase. Make sure you have your finances in order.


Modular homes are popular because it takes a shorter time to build. Building duration would depend on different factors, so it’s still better to consult with your builder to know the timeline.

Planning to invest in a prefab home? Keep these tips in mind and see how easily you can get the home of your dreams.