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We are thrilled with the result

Lyndi and I just wanted to thank you very much for the transportable home you delivered (ahead of time) last month. We are thrilled with the result - as is our new poultry farm manager. Although we pushed Builtsmart hard on delivery and getting services etc done on site, we are very happy with the result. We are entirely happy with workmanship and the product. We were recommended (by Mark Thorburn) to meet Cameron B who immediately committed to meeting our deadline. For us, it has been a seamless experience dealing with Builtsmart, and we would have no hesitation recommending Builtsmart if called upon.

Many thanks, David Jefferis

We to only have good things to say about the PLB team.

You guys have all been amazing to work with, have made things so easy for us during a time that can be intense and stressful. We will definitely be recommending your services to friends and family and we can't wait to enjoy our new home.

Asheigh & Courtney La Trobe

Just love it. Honestly there is not one thing I would change.

Have all my furniture and paintings in now and the place looks amazing. Have had a constant flow of people wanting to look through it and everyone has been so impressed so I am sure you will get some business out of it. Gee its lovely to live in and the best thing is you don't feel scared at all because there are no dark halls etc. Really well designed. Just love it. Honestly there is not one thing I would change.

Thanks, Kathleen M Curtin

We recommend the PLB Built Smart Metrapanel system to
anyone wanting a solid hardy home

In 2014 we had a PLB BUILT SMART HOME built for us in WHANGAMATA. Our site was high on the side of a hill on a difficult section. The winter of 2014 proved to be wet and extremely windy so we were very impressed with how our house weathered all that could be thrown at it and how weather tight it was – we have not had to install any heating as the house stayed warm and cosy throughout the winter. We recommend the Metrapanel system to anyone wanting a solid hardy home. Yes, we had a couple of small problems as the house settled in but all we had to do was ring PLB and a within a day or two, a tradesman turned up to fix the situation. How's that for follow up service? Amazing!

We love our PLB home and so do many of our visitors. I think I should point out that we also designed our own interior using one of PLB's plans as a starting point, so the world is your oyster – you only have to have the vision, and they will do their best to make it a reality for you. The most interesting fact about these homes is they weigh much more than your average home and I think this is what makes them so solid so they can handle whatever nature can throw at them. So if you're thinking of building, take a look at BUILT SMART HOMES by PLB, and if you're in the WHANGAMATA area, you are welcome to come and check our house out.

T & R Mutch

We were amazed at the whole process; the truck, tractor, and the human capabilities taken to slot that block of house into that slice of land

We were totally engrossed watching the house snail-pace itself into place, tickled at every inch of movement by the patience of the crew. We were amazed at the whole process; the truck, tractor, and the human capabilities taken to slot that block of house into that slice of land....a process that I had to see to totally appreciate what it takes. When we last saw it, our ultimate toy was up on blocks waiting for the piles. So today we may see it fastened into its destined place. Wanted to say ... thanks you guys, it wouldn't have happened without you.


It has been a dream come to life for us – we feel continually spoilt!

This letter is in appreciation for all your help during the planning, construction, and siting of our new home. It has been a dream come to life for us – we feel continually spoilt! Thank-you too, for going with us the extra mile – your advice, support and encouragement were invaluable and will not be forgotten. All the very best for the future,

Euan, Jane, Issac & Sophia Alderton

We are so happy PLB Built Smart is the team we chose to shape our first home

My husband Willie and I have been working with PLB Construction Group this year to build our first home. From the outset the company as a whole has been refreshing to work with, with attentive, knowledgeable staff, efficient processes and a quality product that we couldn't be more happy with. Aimee Leather has been managing our build and in all our dealings with her she has been supportive of our needs, shown full control in her area of management - giving us peace of mind - and, she has been extremely helpful in putting first-time building nerves at ease for two novices in the area of home ownership.

Aimee has helped manage on-site contractors on our behalf, facilitate the services associated with our build and ensured timetables were set and deadlines were met, all the while keeping us fully informed and up to date with progress, any arising issues and completion of work. Aimee gave us the confidence that our home was in safe hands and that any needs we had, or standards we wanted met, would be carried out in full under her watchful eye.

Her design input, helpful ideas and knowledge of the industry assisted us with making key design and building decisions with our home, and her friendly, client-focussed attitude made us feel like our home was the only one she was focussed on (even though we knew full well she had a full schedule of clients at the time). This only further proves her clear ability to facilitate and manage a number of builds at a single time without letting the workload affect other clients or lowering her standard of work. Aimee's efficiency and skill paired with her friendly nature makes her someone I would love to have on any future build I am part of.

Willie and I cannot speak highly enough of the team at PLB Construction Group. They haven't just helped us build a house. They have been part of the entire process from planning and permits right through to kitchen, flooring and transportation while always been on hand to answer any question we have had, no matter big or small. They have helped lay the foundations of our future and we are so happy they were the team we chose to shape our home.

Regards, Qiane Matata-Sipu, Auckland, New Zealand

It has been great dealing with you all at PLB Built Smart

I do want to reiterate that it has been great dealing with you all at PLB. It has been a much more personalised experience than I thought could be the case when building a house. I would not hesitate in recommending PLB to anyone.

Chris Byrne

The finished product is exactly what we wanted

To whom it may concern. We are delighted with our [Built Smart] transportable holiday home built by PLB Construction and transported to our section in Raglan. Fiona, Robyn and Philip made the process really easy, and kept us informed of progress all the way through. We did make some alterations to the standard plans but PLB were very flexible and this wasn’t an issue at all for them. The finished product is exactly what we wanted – everything they said they were going to do was done, and we intend to enjoy it for many years to come.

We have built two homes previously over the years, and after those experiences we were very reluctant to go through the process again. However, we are pleased to say that our experience with PLB has been a totally positive one, and not only did it meet all the timelines, but it also came in on budget! We would definitely go to PLB if we need to build again in future.

Janet & Shane Muller

PLB Built Smart is our number 1 choice

We have purchased two Built Smart transportable homes with Palliside cladding as rentals. Our reasons for choosing PLB was:

  • The use of Metrapanel (instead of stick framing) because of its hard wearing qualities.
  • Price – PLB was able to deliver the finished homes at a very cost effective price that did not exceed the budget.
  • No delays. PLB because of their large under cover construction facility came in on time with homes ready on the time frame promised ready for the tenants to shift into.
  • Low maintenance. We use these homes in the rental market as all the materials used by PLB meets the standards required in this very demanding situation and have the added value of being low maintenance
  • We have found the staff at PLB easy to work with in achieving our particular needs, their expert advice and assistance ensured us a successful outcome.

Therefore PLB Built Smart is our number 1 choice in building new homes.

Alstra Poultry Lodge Ltd

For a cost effective, warm, quality home you need look no further than PLB Built Smart

After researching the market we chose to build a PLB house on our small site of 340 square metres. The 160  square metre two storied, brick veneer and Palliside home was designed to fit into the site effectively. For the very competitive price of under $200,000 we have a four bedroom, two bathroom, double glazed, two car garaging with internal access, low maintenance home which more than adequately meets the requirements for a family. We have found it to be well insulated and warm so any person wishing for a cost effective, warm, quality home you need look no further than PLB.

Allan & Julie Starnes


Advanced Transportable Homes