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The 5 best prefab companies in NZ


Prefabricated homes have become increasingly popular in recent years, providing an affordable, efficient, and more sustainable alternative to traditional home-building methods. The problem is, there are so many prefab companies to choose from and it can be challenging to know where to start. 

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve put together a list of the 5 top prefab home companies in New Zealand. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, are looking for a smaller floor plan, or have a challenging building site, one of these companies will have the right solution. 

While we are also a prefab company, we have made every effort to provide an objective overview, highlighting the strengths and unique offerings of each company. We hope this list will be a useful resource as you navigate the world of prefab homes.

Prefab home builders NZ

The following 5 prefab construction companies are some of the best in the industry:

We’ve summarised the key points of difference for each, as well as which kind of customer is most suited to their services. 

Nook Homes 

Nook Homes provides luxury modular prefabs with a turnkey approach, managing everything from the initial brief to the final delivery. With a team of in-house architects, Nook Homes offers extensive customisations and bespoke plans, as well as a range of off-the-shelf plans to suit your needs. 

Due to the higher price points and specialist approach, Nook Homes are best suited to customers looking for a sleek, designer home with upscaled finishes.  

Manor Build

If you're based in the North Island, the range of prefab homes by Manor Build offers practicality and affordability. Their factory is located in New Plymouth and services the mid and lower North Island. The homes are built to a high standard, with a range of contemporary designs and customisations to suit your needs. 

Either choose from off-the-shelf designs, ranging from two to four bedrooms or tweak the designs to create your dream home. Plus, their turnkey service means everything is taken care of, from initial design to handing over the keys. 

Because of the efficiency of the build timeline and affordable pricing, Manor Build homes are especially popular for farm accommodation.

Advance Build

If you are based in the upper North Island, consider reaching out to Advance Build. This community-focused company was founded in 2008 and operates out of its Waipapa factory in the Far North. You can visit their display homes in Waipapa, Whangarei and Warkworth, showcasing three of their most popular house plans. 

If you already have land to build on, Advance Build can provide a full turn-key proposal with a total cost estimate. And, if site access is difficult, they also have modular designs available.

Nest homes 

If you are a first-time buyer needing an affordable home, Nest Homes could be the solution. This Cambridge-based company deliver to most New Zealand locations with designs that suit rural areas, recognising that this is where first-time home buyers can afford land. 

There is limited information on their website regarding their house plans, but if you're interested then the Nest Homes team can consult with you to develop a layout that suits your needs. 

Árbol Eco Homes

If you are looking for a passive home and don’t mind investing more in sustainable materials, take a look at Árbol Eco Homes in Cromwell. This locally owned company specialises in architectural, energy-efficient, and environmentally responsible prefabricated homes that aim to have a positive impact on the environment. 

The homes are designed to exceed New Zealand H1 energy efficiency standards by a minimum of 40%. Using uPVC Low-E double-glazed windows and a heat recovery system, their homes maintain a comfortable living environment all year round.

Genius Homes

Are you planning to build a house in the South Island? We are dedicated to our South Island customers, providing homes that are specifically designed for our unique climate conditions. Our wide range of prefab house plans has something for everyone:

Why choose Genius Homes? 

Here at Genius Homes, we offer much more than just a building service. We're committed to delivering exceptional workmanship before, during, and after construction, so you can rely on us throughout the entire journey. 

Our goal is to make your experience easy and stress-free. We manage the whole project from start to finish so all you need to do is be ready to move in. Find a house plan in our range or contact the team for advice on how to get started.

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