Jan 23 2020

Modular / Prefab Homes (AKA Granny Flats) Built in Eight Weeks.

Two perfect storms are breaking in the housing market, one is an aging population and the other is a growing shortage of quality warm and healthy housing. As a result more and more people are contacting us to see if we can provide a second dwelling on their site for their parents. Manor Build have a range of 2 bedroom customizable plans which have been thoughtfully designed for older people, and perfectly suited to this cause.

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Advantages of Transportable Prefab Homes for granny flats in NZ


Transportable prefab homes offer numerous advantages that make them the ideal choice for second dwellings and granny flats. Below is an outline of these advantages.

Thermal Performance

These homes are designed to be thermally efficient, ensuring that they are warm, dry, and comfortable throughout the year at a low cost. With compact designs they provide a cozy and functional living space for elderly family members. This blog details what makes our homes perform so well.

Fast Delivery

One of the key benefits of transportable prefab homes is their fast delivery. Unlike traditional construction methods, prefab homes can be built in as little as 8 weeks, plus compliance time, allowing homeowners to have their second dwelling ready in no time. Additionally, the process of acquiring a transportable prefab home is simple and stress-free, saving homeowners from the hassle of lengthy construction projects.

Future Flexibility

Another advantage of transportable prefab homes is their flexibility for relocation. Although these homes are designed as permanent dwellings, they can be easily relocated if desired. This offers homeowners the freedom to move their granny flat or second dwelling to a different location in the future, providing them with the flexibility they need.


In terms of affordability, transportable prefab homes are a cost-effective solution compared to traditional construction methods. These homes require minimal disruption on-site, resulting in lower labor and construction costs. Additionally, they are low maintenance, saving homeowners both time and money in the long run. Read this article to understand the total cost of a transportable home project.

Manor Build

Manor Build, a leading provider of modular homes, offers a range of transportable prefab homes in the North Island of NZ. Their homes can be delivered across various regions, including Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay, Taupo, Wairarapa, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, and Waikato. With their commitment to quality and sustainability, Manor Build's modular homes are the perfect choice for those looking for a sustainable and comfortable living space for their elderly family members.

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