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5 reasons to build your prefab home with Genius Homes

Are you looking for a reliable building company to make your new home a reality? While prefab homes have gained popularity in recent years, not all prefab building companies are the same. With so many to choose from, selecting the right one can be a challenge.

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons to build your prefab home with Genius Homes. Whether it’s your first time building, you want a smaller floor plan, or you have a challenging building site, we trust that this article has the answers you’re looking for. 

The strongest subfloor

At Genius Homes, our prefab homes come built on an engineer-designed, heavy-duty steel chassis – the strongest of any prefab house in New Zealand. The floor joists are made of RHS galvanised steel, giving a solid foundation for the whole house and providing unmatched stability. 

On top of this subfloor, we also add 20mm water-resistant flooring and wall framing which is braced to the external walls. All the framing complies with NZS 3604:2011 and the Building Act, giving you the ultimate sense of security.

Not only does this mean your house is reliable and sturdy once it’s onsite, but it also ensures it can withstand delivery from the factory. Wherever your site is located, you can be rest assured that your home will arrive safe and sound. 

Exceeds all H1 requirements

When designing and building homes, we believe it’s wise to look for solutions that go above and beyond. That’s why our homes exceed the standards of the Building Code, particularly in terms of energy efficiency and R-values

Every Genius Homes prefab exceeds the minimum R-values requirements laid out in the H1 Standards, with the following insulation solutions: 

  • Roof – R7.0 Batts.

  • Wall – R2.8 Batts.

  • Floor – R3.1 polystyrene, 100mm.

  • Windows – Thermally broken, double-glazed aluminium windows with Argon gas & Low-E.

Effective insulation is especially critical in the South Island where cold conditions can lead to expensive energy bills. To keep your house warm and comfortable all year round, choose a builder that recognises the value of an energy-efficient home design

2-year maintenance warranty

Genius Homes are committed to providing more than just a building – we guarantee top-notch workmanship and service from start to finish. That’s why we offer a 2-year maintenance warranty to give you the reassurance you need during this exciting time. 

We have complete confidence in our prefabs and build them to last, using proven construction techniques and high-quality products from reputable brands such as:

Fixed price contracts

When building a house the conventional way, the risk of price blowouts is a constant concern. With our efficient factory construction and standard inclusions, you can rest easy knowing that the price you agreed to at the beginning is final. 

This price includes the entire build, foundations and interior fit-out, covering all the unexpected costs that would otherwise catch you off-guard. What’s more, we can plan the project to suit your budget, rather than the other way around. 

The only additional costs are the price of the land, one-off transportation, and any site work. The price of your foundation, site service connections, and delivery will depend on your location, so speak to us about a customised quote

Fully project-managed

At Genius Homes, we know our customers are looking for a stress-free experience. That’s why we offer full project management, ensuring a convenient and straightforward experience. 

From start to finish, our dedicated team oversees every aspect of the construction process, from initial consultations to the day we hand over the keys. Our thorough quality checks ensure the highest standard of workmanship, and we’ll provide you with regular progress updates throughout the project. 

We handle everything from design to delivery, taking care of all the necessary permits and approvals. This eliminates the need for you to coordinate multiple contractors and suppliers - all you need to do is get ready to move in!

Best prefab homes NZ

While we have complete confidence in our prefab homes, we recognise that some buyers may be looking for something different. 

For example, if you have a generous budget and are looking for an architectural prefab home, the bespoke designs from Nook Homes may be a better fit. Or, if you’re in the North Island, why not consider Manor Build or Advance Build

At the end of the day, your decision will come down to the following key considerations: 

  • Value for money

  • Customer service

  • Design flexibility

  • Location

  • Quality and workmanship

At Genius Homes, we strive to provide the perfect balance of quality and affordability, paired with a seamless customer experience. We can also deliver our prefabs anywhere in the South Island and cater for sites with difficult access – just contact us for a site consultation or browse our range of house plans to find your ideal design. 

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