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Build Process

We use quality products and materials sourced from New Zealand.

All of our tiny homes are based on a steel frame design.

Trailer and sub-floor

We source our trailers from Bay Engineering Solutions in Tauranga.  These trailers are galvalume steel, triple axle, split shift, strong and lightweight and are fully road legal, registered and warranted.  The base is filled with a 100mm thick layer of insulating foam to keep it warm and finished with a strong 20mm IBS floor.

The trailer can be detached from the tiny house once on site.  Jacks can be purchased on request.

Steel frame

All of our homes use steel frames that are strong, lightweight and very accurate.  We find that steel is much more durable when compared to wood frames, transport much better and provide a very strong foundation for the home. We thermal break the steel between the frame and the external cladding to ensure the house is warm and dry.

Wrap and Cavity battens

We wrap the frame with building wrap and seal all joins and edges. This ensures a watertight shell before the exterior cladding is fitted.  We use lightweight cavity battens with a thermal break in both the walls and roof creating a ventilation cavity between the wrap and the exterior, keeping the house dry and healthy.

Joinery and Cladding

All of our joinery is locally made and is double glazed, powder coated aluminium with specified high wind zone as standard to ensure transporting the home will be hassle free. UPVC windows are also an option and have very high thermal qualities making them a good choice for colder climates.

Different cladding options are available depending on the look and feel desired.  Wood highlights adds a nice touch or alternatively some decorative corten panels.  The roof and gutter are colour steel and available in different profiles and colour choices.

Interior linings

We start with plumbing/gas and electrical layout which are installed by certified professionals (Certificate of Compliance is issued on completion).  Thick Eco thermal insulation (90mm wall and 105mm ceiling) is also installed at this stage.  We line the walls with 9mm lightweight high grade poplar plywood panels and fit flush together with a nice chamfer on each join, both flat or grooved panel options are available. Negative detail is also an option for the linings with the choice of a black or white joining strip. We then finish with skirting, scotia and architraves before painting the walls or alternatively finished with a clear lacquer/oil.

Kitchen and appliances

Our kitchens and cabinetry are designed and made in Auckland.  All cabinetry is made using high grade materials and the finished product looks stunning. There is a wide selection of colours and textures to choose from and every component is custom made to fit into our tiny homes.

Our kitchens come fitted with a Parmco gas or electric oven, 2 burner gas hob, rangehood, stainless steel sink and tapware.  Our kitchens are designed to also fit a dishdrawer or dishwasher and a full size fridge/freezer.

Bathroom

The bathroom is supplied with endless hot water via the Rinnai A26 califont.  It comes fitted with all high quality tapware, a 600mm or 750mm vanity, extractor fan, heated towel rail, full size 900 x 900 shower and toilet (Nature Loo 650). Toilet can also be upgraded to other options such as incinerating.

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