Transportable Homes Built Smart and Fast Without Compromise

These slides demonstrate just how fast the Built Smart Advanced Transportable Homes panel system is. In just four days the exterior cladding is being fitted, and over 40% of labour costs have been saved compared to traditional methods of building. All this without compromising building materials or specifications.

  • DAY 1: Flooring and Walls
  • DAY 2: Ceiling, Trusses, and Battens
  • DAY 3: Roof, Fascia, and Insulation
  • DAY 4: Exterior Cladding

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Built Smart Transportable Homes

Our aim is to provide an affordable housing solution that does not compromise on quality. Building under cover provides us with the environment to achieve a higher standard of quality control for the entire building process.


Our method is quick, clean and affordable. It's the only product you can stop, paint, tile, and put on the back of a truck when 100% completed and transport to site.
Building in our custom designed factory provides huge time savings and efficiencies and means we build our transportable homes up to 40% quicker than conventional houses.


The wall and ceiling panels are 2.4m x 7.3m long, which create the structural and bracing elements. Exterior structural walls and internal non structural walls are both strong and stiff, providing minimal in-plane deflection during an earthquake.
Built Smart Transportable Homes exceed the New Zealand Building Code for earthquake resistance.


Builtsmart has designed a range of 24 standard floor plans with great specifications aimed at providing you with the most cost effective building options available. If we do not have a building plan that suits your needs, the team at PLB Construction Group will work with you to produce a specific design within your budget.


The BRANZ accredited wall and ceiling system we use is in transportable homes unique. It is a simple, clean, cost effective system designed to be solid, robust and durable.
It ensures there is no cracking or movement while providing a quality paint finish. Building in a dry factory controlled environment provides an excellent quality control system.


Once you've finalised your transportable homes floor plan, you can choose from various roofing and cladding styles and apply it to your plan. For example, you may prefer the look of a mono-pitch roof, gable or hipped roof.
Palliside, Shadow Clad, Linea, Titan Board, Zincalume, timber weather board and Hardie Plank. List prices are based on Palliside cladding.


Built Smart transportable homes kitchens are designed with modern clean designs, and built with durable cutting-edge materials.
We use water resistant plywood which has been tested to a 72 hour boil test and is designed to withstand any possible water damage, making a Built Smart home unique to any other transportable home.

Why build with Built Smart Transportable Homes?

PLB Construction Group were pioneers in building the first Metrapanel house and have been using the system we now call Built Smart ever since.
We specialise in factory built transportable homes and will adapt or customise any plan or you can bring in your own floor plans – nothing is too tricky.
Plus you'll have the opportunity to view the transportable homes construction process at any stage.

With a team of dedicated subcontractors, we contribute a large amount of our success to the experience and expertise of our sub-trades and their ability to work together as part of our PLB builders team. This ensures that each project is completed within the required timeframe.

Our aim is to provide every client with an affordable, quality home and a stress free building experience from design to completion. When you're talking to us, you're talking to the owner — PLB is a family business and with over 30 years of experience.
When we say "we know what we're talking about" – we actually do.

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* Price Policy

Unless otherwise stated prices include GST and are based on our Classic Style with Palliside cladding, construction ex-yard as per specifications provided. House style may vary the price.

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  • 496 Great South Road
    PO Box 286, Huntly 3740
    New Zealand
  • 07 828 9285