Standard inclusions on your Genius Home

by Genius Homes

Embarking on the journey of building your dream home can be very exciting. It may also come with a lot of questions. The team at Genius Homes are with you every step of the way to guide you and ensure that you understand the process. Part of this is talking you through the design stage as well as what your options are. This blog will take you through the standard inclusions on your Genius Home.

The Genius Homes service

Our service goes beyond simply building a home. We offer a FREE onsite visit and consultation anywhere in the South Island. Our quotes are fixed and include the start and completion times of your build so you can rest assured that there will be no extra costs and you can pencil in your move-in day right away!

The design stage

One of our qualified and experienced staff members will travel to your site and assist you with the design process, including colours, internal choices, electrical, and kitchen plans.

Standard inclusions with a prefab home

Council consent

Our service includes managing the whole process and covers consent, site works and delivery.

We know what the council requirements are and work with councils around the South Island every day. We will communicate with the council and planning authorities on your behalf. One of our team will be at all council inspections including final sign off day. For more on the consent process in New Zealand see

Standard inclusions

Standard inclusions are what you can expect with every Genius Home. The following are the different building materials and appliances each of our prefab houses are made with.


Our framing and designs are engineered to meet the highest industry standards and are compliant with the NZ Building Act. We use the following materials in the construction of each Genius Home:

  • Engineer designed heavy-duty steel chassis.
  • 20mm water-resistant flooring.
  • Coloursteel roof sheeting and rainwater goods.
  • Engineered roof beams and radiate pine roof framing.
  • Cladding options; 200mm classic smooth Weathertex, Coloursteel corrugate or BBS cedar.

Each of our prefab homes also come with an NZ Building code of compliance certificate, as well as a two-year structural warranty with 24 month maintenance period giving you peace of mind with your new home.


We understand that it can get pretty cold here in the South Island, that's why we make sure each Genius Home comes extremely well insulated. We use R2.6 batts in the walls and R3.6 Batts in the roof. However we don't just stop there, we also insulate the floors with 60mm expol underfloor insulation to ensure the heat in your home stays trapped in.

Windows & Doors

When it comes to keeping your home warm we don't just stop at insulation - every window in a Genius Homes prefab home is a double glazed aluminium window. Not only will the double glazing keep your home warm, but it will also help minimise any outside noises making it a peaceful home as well.

We also double glaze the entry doors, as well as include exterior lights to both the front and back doors because we understand a home needs to be practical too.

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Internal Fitout

We construct the inside of our Genius Homes with 10mm plasterboard walls, 13mm plasterboard ceilings, 55mm coving as well as finger jointed pine skirtings, architraves and window reveals - all of which come to you fully painted with your choice of Resene paint colours. 

Our wet areas feature vinyl floor coverings, and we use Nylon carpet from Godfrey Hirst with 10mm underlay throughout our Genius Homes.


A home needs to have the essentials, that's why in each of our homes you will find an electric hot-water cylinder, phone and TV sockets, multiple double 3 pin power sockets, and of course battery powered smoke detectors to keep you safe. 

When it comes to lighting we fit out our prefab homes with LED down-lights throughout. Our homes also include a Mitsubishi heat pump to keep you both warm in winter and cool in summer for all-year-round comfort.


Each of our ensuite and bathrooms has a moulded white shower cubical and a 500/750mm vanity featuring a mirror over top. If the bathroom also has a bath in the floor plan then know it will be a freestanding bath with it's back to the wall. 

A few other things you'll find in each of our bathrooms include:

  • Plumbline fittings and tapware
  • Ducted vent fan
  • Dual flush vitreous china toilet suite
  • Chrome faucet, towel rail and toilet roll holder

Genius Homes standard inclusions | bathroom


Utilising space well is important, that's why we use Gib sliders on all of our wardrobes ensuring you won't lose any unnecessary space through hinged doors. In addition to the hanging rail, our wardrobes also feature a shelf above the rail so you can be sure to use every bit of available space.

Kitchen and Laundry

Our kitchens are made with moisture resistant laminate benchtops and Melamine cupboard doors fitted with satin stainless steel handles. Other standard inclusions in our kitchens include:

  • Haier stainless 600mm under bench oven.
  • Haier stainless 600mm canopy rangehood.
  • Haier stainless ceramic electric cooktop.
  • Stainless steel sink bowl with draining board.
  • Chrome flick mixer tap.

Each laundry comes equipped with a Robinhood laundry tub, ready for you to hook your washing machine up to or toss those dirty gumboots into for a bit of a rinse off.


We know that no kiwi home would be complete without a deck so each Genius Home comes with one! We make our decks from 90x32mm H3 treated radiate pine, and if there is a verandah in the floor plan we'll use H5 laminated posts and unlined SG8 H1.2 verandah rafters to make it.

The Genius Guarantee

At Genius Homes we don't just build your home, deliver it and go. We guarantee quality workmanship at all stages of the design process. We source quality materials from trusted, well-known brands and we have a 24 month maintenance free guarantee on all of our homes to give you that extra peace of mind. We are 100% confident in our superior products and we do our best to ensure you are too!

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