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Frequently Asked Questions

These are the questions we're most asked about transportable homes, specifications and the Metrapanel system.

If you have a different question please contact us - we're here to help.

What's included in the transportable homes prices?

BUILTsmart Advanced Transportable Homes are finished to our high standard of building specifications. This includes all finishing lines such as the door hardware, mirrors, towel rails, toilet roll holders, shelving, plumbing and electrical fittings. Laundry unit, bathroom vanity, shower and kitchen with cooking appliance are supplied and fitted. Walls are stopped to a paint finish. Ex-yard permit and code of compliance are included.

Can we upgrade the standard fittings to the transportable homes?

You can upgrade any of the standard fittings to our transportable homes and we're happy to accommodate individual styles and requirements.

What deposit is required for a transportable home and how are payments structured?

Our standard terms of trade are 10% deposit on signing of our transportable homes building contract with progress payments based on stages of work completed.

What is not included in the advertised transportable homes price?

When you choose your transportable homes floor plan, we provide options for interior painting, floor coverings, blinds/curtains, and transport cost from our yard in Huntly to your site once we know more about your building project. Personalise your building project.

Do I need my own builder for any stage of the project?

No, our experienced transportable homes team prepare the building site and foundation. We can also build decks and steps or what ever you need. Tell us about your project and we'll let you know what will be involved for your transportable home building project.

What are the different cladding options for transportable homes?

There are a number of claddings to choose from for your new transportable homes — Palliside, Shadow Clad, Linea, Titan Board, Colorsteel, cedar, timber weatherboard, and Hardie Plank. Our costs are based on using Palliside weatherboard. Ask about feature cladding as an option.

How long has your building company been going?

We have been in the construction business for 35 years, originally as Philip Leather Builders Limited now known as PLB Construction Group Limited based in Huntly. BUILTsmart is the transportable homes division of PLB Construction Group.

Can you manufacture transportable buildings suitable for commercial purposes?

Yes, in fact PLB Construction Group has delivered great transportable building solutions for schools, offices, and even prisons with the BUILTsmart Advanced transportable homes system.

Can the transportable homes floor plans be adapted?

Yes, BUILTsmart transportable homes floor plans and prices can be customised to suit individual needs and adapted to suit specific sites. Our standard transportable homes floor plans have been designed to achieve maximum value for money without compromising living space.

What sort of guarantees do you offer on transportable homes?

PLB Construction provides product guarantees for all materials and items used in the construction of BUILTsmart transportable homes. In accordance with the Building Act, we provide a 10 year workmanship guarantee.

Can we look over your transportable homes contract?

Yes, the building contract for transportable homes is available on request.

Do you organise the building permits for transportable homes?

We can organise all permitting and resource consents where required for your new transportable homes and have a dedicated person who specialises in permit applications.

How does the BUILTsmart Advanced transportable homes panel system work?

The panel system is what helps make BUILTsmart "advanced transportable homes". Watch our transportable homes video to see how the BUILTsmart panel system works.

How many houses have you built over the years?

Over our 35 years in the construction business, PLB has built over 1000 transportable homes, residential homes, apartment complexes, shopping centres, and many commercial and industrial buildings including two retirement homes.

How far can you travel with a transportable home?

We can deliver transportable homes virtually anywhere in the North Island that can be accessed by a house removal truck. With close proximity to Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, and beyond, BUILTsmart Advanced transportable homes are the ideal solution for building projects in these fast growing areas of New Zealand.


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