The housing market has undergone a number of changes in the past couple of months. From the Reserve Bank announcing changes to LVRs and changing interest rates, it can be difficult to keep up with the updates and understand what it means to you. In this article, we'll aim to explain some of these changes and indicate some of the changing trends, and in particular how this has impacted the cost of getting into a house in the South Island of New Zealand.
Topics: prefab houses
As this Flex 90 goes through the production line we thought we'd take you along the process and explain the many benefits of the Flex 90 build process, at our prefabrication facility in Timaru.
Looking to build a family home that is flexible to adapt and grow with you? Of course, you are!
Family life is dynamic and never stops. From the day you decide to have a family the planning begins, and flexibility or adaptability becomes a huge factor in purchase decisions. From trying to find a baby capsule that doubles as a car seat to finding a bed that's safe, but can change as your little one grows up.
What seems even more surprising is how quickly these changes occur. Only 5 minutes ago they were learning to walk and in next to no time they're off to school, then the big school.
The cost of a house can be counted in dollars, but the construction and day to day running of a house can take a toll on the environment and is a lot harder to measure. As time is evolving we are becoming more and more cautious when it comes to the green foot-print that we are leaving behind. Re-usable bags, environmentally friendly chemicals as well as prefab homes are just a few products that are growing at a rapid rate in the hope to help conserve the natural aspects of the environment.
As the demand for new housing grows year on year an increasing number of people are looking to minimise their environmental impact. This is happening through sustainable new home technology as well as leading architectural designs for new home builds.
As new innovation and technology is emerging we have picked our top sustainable and eco-friendly homes from around the world. We hope you find them just as inspiring as we do.
There’s something truly unique and special about the landscapes of the South Island. Be it the wild and rugged mountain ranges, or the picturesque glass-like reflections of the southern lakes.
It seems like an impossible compromise when building a home. You want a house that an architect has slaved over to look unique and modern yet the cost is often just out of reach.
Prefab houses have picked up a lot of media attention as New Zealand looks to find affordable ways to provide housing that meets the growing demand. But what are prefab houses and why are they such an attractive solution? And what's the catch?
Topics: prefab houses
For many people it's a dream to own a holiday home or bach. Summers by the beach, weekends near a favourite swimming spot or a winter retreat to carve up the slopes, whatever your idea of the perfect holiday at some stage thought has also gone into the place you dust off the sand from between your toes, or hang up your boots.