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Why Koltm Modular?

Koltm Modular is owned and operated by Kiwi’s and is quickly becoming one of the most trusted tiny home builders in NZ. The team of skill designers & licensed builders use locally sourced, sustainable materials to ensure your new home is with you for a lifetime.

The stunning range on offer at Koltm Modular includes multiple floor plan variations with customisable design options to suit individual preferences and style from our set ranfe

Koltm Modular strives to make the buying, build and delivery process as streamlined as possible for our clients, sticking with you all the way and prioritising transparency. A new home is an important investment and Koltm Modular understands this, focusing on attention to detail & quality in every prefab home / modular building produced. We pride ourselves on being a quality transportable home solution, minus the lengthy wait times.

  • NZ made products
  • Cost effective solutions
  • Fast turnaround times
  • Carbon friendly

What is the buying process?

  • Contact us for a consult to discuss your project idea
  • Choose your Koltm Modular cabin and phase one preferences
  • Final quote, paperwork & deposit
  • Choose your phase two preferences from our set range
  • Production in our Rotorua factory
  • Transport to your desired location in the North Island
  • Move in & enjoy!

Are the designs flexible?

We have set designs for our modular buildings but certain aspects can be customised to your preferences from our set range.

These customisations are limited to: cladding type, interior paint, exterior paint, flooring and fitting colours.

You are welcome to take advantage of our optional upgrades. See our specifications for further info.

*Please note, Koltm Modular are not bespoke home builders. We have a set range of designs that can be adjusted to include upgrades of your choice as well as colour preferences but we do not offer significant changes to our set range.

Do you have a show home?

We currently do not have any show homes at this stage - this is in the works! We can however, offer viewings with our friendly team at our sites in Rotorua, NZ or Papakura, Auckland; subject to availability. Just reach out to book an appointment between Monday - Friday.

Do I need consent?

Under the NZ building code, consent for cabins sized below 30sqm is not required. However, any unit that requires onsite services (kitchen/bathroom) or is above 30sqm, Consent is needed.

All Koltm Modular cabins above 30sqm (or with onsite services installed) come with Factory Building Consent and a Code of Compliance certificate. However, Building Consent is also required from the local Council in the region the building will be moved to. Please contact your local council for further consent guidelines for your specific cabin requirements.

Are Koltm Modular builders licensed?

Yes, our team of builders are licensed, experienced & ready to help you create your perfect modular build to a professional, high standard. Quality & attention to detail is key.

Our plans are also architecturally designed by our in-house designers & architects for maximum efficiency.

Is delivery included in the listed price?

All Koltm Modular cabins are pre built in our Rotorua & Auckland yards and can be shipped North Island wide. Standard listed pricing does not include transportation costs. This is varies depending on your location. Get in touch for an accurate estimate!

What off-grid solutions do you offer?

For sites with restricted access to power and water, alternative options including biodiverse septic tank systems and solar power packages are available. However, we encourage our clients to source this themselves as it is usually be more cost-effective to go with your local supplier and installer. If you do go with off-grid solutions, we can happily install the electrical and plumbing to suit.

How long is the turnaround time?

This is heavily dependant on the project scope. Please contact us so we can give you an accurate estimate based on our current build schedule.

The average turnaround time from deposit to delivery is currently is around 16 weeks depending on the cabin size, build availability & council requirements. Once your deposit is paid, the materials and your build spot are secured and your project will be put into the pipeline.

Please also keep in mind your site survey, Geotech report & any excavation needed as these need to be done prior to delivery.

Do you have finance available?

Unfortunately we do not currently offer in-house finance. You are welcome to out-source this and we can then work with your lender on arrangements.

Alternatively, we can be flexible with payments if needed by breaking down the cost into stages. However full payment does need to be finalised prior to delivery of your cabin.

Do you only sell homes?

We offer blank cabins as well as complete homes with kitchen & bathroom included. Sizes of our cabins range from 14sqm to 90sqm! The smaller cabins are ideal for a sleep out, man cave, she shed, guesthouse, batch, granny flat, hobby room, commercial space etc.

Can I choose the finishes?

Yes you can! All modular homes are built to order and you will have the opportunity to choose the flooring colour, interior colours, cladding style and fitting colours to customise your prefab home to your style! If you decide to add on a specific upgrades (like a stone bench top for example) there are multiple options to choose from for these too! Subject to availability.

What other costs and considerations are there when purchasing a transportable home?

A new build home (nz) can be a complex project but we are here to help you make this as streamlined as possible! Please keep in mind other costs that you need to consider on top of the project price. These include but are not limited to:

  • Local compliance & consent submission (factory. building & resource consent)
  • Transport
  • Foundations/piles
  • Project management fees
  • Upgrades
  • Site accessibility
  • Site survey & Geotech if required

How is the cabin transported to the site?

Koltm Modular contracts with freight movers and crane companies across New Zealand. Every project is unique and we work with providers that understand the delivery area well, thus providing overall cost benefits to the clients. The pre built home (nz) will be collected from our factory and transported via large truck. The cabin will then be craned onto the foundations and secured down by our team. Please ensure access is sufficient if you are expecting your cabin! Eg. no trees blocking the way.

What foundations are required for a Koltm Modular cabin? Can you organise this or do I need to do this myself?

Koltm Modular can provide project management for an additional fee and coordinate your foundations for you which you are welcome to take advantage of to save you time and effort.

We recommend looking into your local options yourself as this can sometimes be more cost-effective. Our standard foundations are NZS3604 piles. For our larger cabins, the ground conditions need to be assessed to determine which foundations are right for you. Check out this previous article of ours on this topic to help you!

How are you carbon friendly?

Modular builds are significantly more carbon friendly than conventional builds. We use locally sourced, sustainable materials plus energy efficient fittings where possible. As our portable cabins NZ are factory built, this reduces waste, time & power compared to an onsite build.

For more info on how we do this, check out our previous article here.!

Do your modular buildings come with CCC?

 Yes! All of the transportable homes for sale (nz) come with a Code of Compliance Certificate.

Where do you deliver?

North Island wide delivery is available for all prefab houses from Koltm Modular. Get in touch for an accurate delivery estimate!

If you are located in the South Island, please reach out and we can chat about your transport options.

Are your cabins healthy homes compliant?

Yes, 100%. This is a non-negotiable. Every transportable home (nz) is complaint with New Zealand healthy homes standard and built to high quality design, exceeding NZ build standards.

Can I have a heat pump?

Yes. Although, due to transportation risk, we cannot install the actual heat pump unit for you. We can however, install the wiring and fixtures so once the cabin is delivered, you or your contractor can immediately install your (self purchased) heat pump!

What is the difference between a standard home build and a modular home build?

 We did an article on this! Check it out here: Difference between standard and modular build.

Are transportable homes more cost effective?

Significantly! Keeping in mind you do need to have the land space already organised. Once you have this, the amount you will spend on placing a home on the land by using a modular home manufacturer is a lot less than the cost of a conventional, on-site build. You will save an insane amount of time too.

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