The Process

Our process in six easy-to-follow stages

Working out what you are required to do when buying a transportable home can be quite confusing… but don’t worry, we’ve simplified the process for you!

Transportable House Buying


Check out the range of plans on our website and find the one that suits you best. Contact us to arrange a time to view our show home and have a detailed discussion with us about your site and access. Please bring as much information with you as possible, even bring some photos if you can.

Transportable Houses


Now that you have chosen your perfect home, we can start to prepare your plans!

Make your first payment, a 10% deposit, so we can lock in your choice of floor coverings, paint colours and appliances. Now we are ready to get down to business and apply for a building consent (we call it a Yard Building Consent) to build your new home.

At this time, you can start working on your site preparation.

Transportable Home Process


We may undertake a site visit (or may have already done this) to discuss any earthworks or tree removal that is needed to bring in your new home. Now is the time to get this all done.

We will give you a copy of your new home plans to take to your preferred draughtsman so he can arrange your Local Building Consent (to place your new home on your site). If you don’t have a preferred draughtsman, we can put you in touch with one.

Now sit back and relax and we will take care of the rest.

Transportable Home Process


Now that our Yard Building Consent is approved, we can begin construction.

Your second payment, being 17%, is due upon completion of the floor structure.

We will have milestone days where we will invite you to the yard to see the progress of your new home.

A 40% payment is due upon completion of the pre line inspection.

Once construction is complete, your next payment of 30%, is due.

New Transportable Home


Transport to most of the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Hawke’s Bay is FREE and we take care of this process for you. If you live outside of these areas, please give us a call for a delivery estimate. Once your site preparation is complete, we are ready to come in and install your foundations and deliver your new home.

The final payment of 3% is due once your new home is secured on its foundations.

Transportable Home Purchase


Exeter Homes’ work is now done, but there are a few things that you will need to do to finalise your new home project.

A local builder can help you erect baseboards and any decking or entranceway steps you desire. You will want to chose and hang curtains or blinds and add in your choice of heating. You will find more information about this on our Technical Information page.

Transportable Home Process - stages


The final step in the process is connecting your new home up to services.

Your building consent will show exactly how your local council want your services connected to your new home so just hand your consented plans to a drainlayer and he will dig the required trenches and install your stormwater and sewer lines.

A plumber and electrician will be able to install their services in these same trenches and connect these to your new home. Don’t forget to have your electrician install some ducting for fibre at the same time!