Relocating a House: A More Effective Option for First Home Buyers

Sarah Aubrey, 08/07/2019

With house pricing more competitive than ever, a relocatable house can be an extremely cost-effective way of getting a foot on the property ladder. 

As pressure increases on the housing market in most big cities, it isn’t hard to see why the demand for relocation services has increased.

We take a closer look at the process of relocating and the ease of building a transportable home in NZ.


A new opportunity

Perhaps not always the most obvious of choices when looking for a new home, relocatable homes are fast becoming a Kiwi favourite – and with good reason. 

An inexpensive and sustainable alternative, relocatable homes have opened up an opportunity for a lot of first-time buyers in New Zealand, who are now buying their first property much sooner than they could have imagined.


Do your homework

It goes without saying, but knowing your stuff before you undertake a project like this is of the utmost importance and is pivotal to making sure the whole journey runs smoothly.

Find the land, secure the section, check out local council requirements and regulations, get your finances in check, and then get in touch with one of the team at Trenz Create a Home – from there, you can start building your new home.



Costs can waver. Consider the build and the house itself, relocation, and the installation of services and driveways when planning your budget. 

Relocation costs are affected by the distance to be covered, access to the site, the gradient of the site, removal of trees and parts of the house that may need to be removed or reinstated. 


Size and height

If the house needs to be shipped in two parts or more, or a high roof needs to be removed and reinstated then your cost may bump up for relocation. Size and height are, of course, something to be refined in the design process.

At Trenz Homes, our team of dedicated professionals are on hand to help with queries such as these. We have the knowledge and know-how to guide you in the process and can tailor to your exact specifications.


A unique space 

Who said transportable homes need to be run of the mill? At Trenz Homes, our innovative software allows you to visualise your design, so you can modify to your liking. 

We know that the right products, design and people are crucial to bringing your relocatable home to life. We are with you from design through to completion, making the whole process as hassle-free as possible, helping you create a building that is a representation of you. 

Alternatively, you can simply choose a floorplan that suits your needs and build from there. All of this can be done from the comfort of your own home, with all first steps done on our website. 

If you would like to find out more about your options for building a relocatable home, contact your local franchise today.

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