Just Add You – Six ways Modul makes buying a home easier

Buying your first home shouldn’t be too hard! That’s why Kiwi-owned company Modul is bringing architecturally designed modular homes to Auckland. With clever design, quality materials, and a home that arrives fully built, all you need to move in, is you.


Kiwi innovation for affordable home-buying

Like all our favourite tech, Modul homes are manufactured offshore. Innovative Modul homes are designed by Shanahan Architects in Auckland, and by manufacturing in an overseas factory, Modul is able to use quality materials at a more affordable cost than if the construction happened here in New Zealand. 

This is the key to Modul’s affordability. Because Modul homes don’t cost the earth to build, they are available at more affordable prices. Some Modul homes are on the open market, with a portion offered as KiwiBuild homes, priced at $650,000.


De-stress the decision-making process

The idea with Modul homes is that they’re a smart, standardised design – with almost everything included! There are three interior finishes, and fittings like the oven, rangehood, floor finishes and bathroom fixtures are already installed. 

This means you won’t need to make as many of those little decisions while buying your home. Just one big decision – is Modul for you? When you visit the Modul display home, you’ll see exactly what you’re buying. That leaves you more time for the fun stuff, like imagining your style of furniture and art.


Live in an established Auckland neighbourhood

With Modul, not only will you be choosing a quality home to live in, you’ll also be choosing a great area to call home. As part of the Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities developments in central Auckland, Modul homes are available in established neighbourhoods with transport connections, local schools, and vibrant amenity.


Clever, standardised architectural design

The team at Shanahan Architects developed a design that would be a good starter home for Kiwis: three bedrooms, an open-plan layout, and indoor-outdoor flow. Designed in the Modernist style, the homes have lots of light – floor-to-ceiling windows with double-glazing. 

Most Modul homes have a 6 Homestar rating from the Green Building Council (well above the NZ Building Code), which means the homes are drier, warmer and cost less to run. The homes are incredibly durable, made from steel that’s three times thicker than a standard new steel roof in New Zealand. 


More sustainable modular housing

The need for smart housing solutions and sustainable homes is increasing. Modular building is a high-tech way of meeting the demand for affordable housing in New Zealand – and around the world.

In New Zealand, 40% of waste to landfill comes from the construction industry. Imagine a typical building site, with builders and contractors ordering and delivering materials, often resulting in excess wood, flooring, tiles and general waste. Modul homes reduce waste by manufacturing and assembling all components off-site to precise specifications.


Ready to move in – in as little as four weeks

Buying a Modul home off the plans is straightforward. You visit a display home, pay a deposit, after transfer of the land to your name, you’ll pay a second deposit then wait until the home is complete, and pay the balance before moving in.

The Modul difference is that your home can be ready in as little as four weeks. Offsite manufacturing means fewer delays – unlike with traditional builds, the weather won’t hold up construction. A Modul home is placed on pre-prepared foundations, connected to electricity and water, even the landscaping is already done!


Find your Modul home

Modul homes are three-bedroom, two-storey, freehold title, terrace homes. They’re available for purchase in developments in central Auckland. 

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To be eligible to buy a KiwiBuild home you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Resident or a Resident Visa holder who is ‘ordinarily resident in New Zealand’
  • not currently own a home in New Zealand or overseas
  • have a pre-tax income from the previous 12 months of:
    • $120,000 or less for a single buyer; or
    • $180,000 or less combined for two (or more) buyers.

You will also need to commit to living in your KiwiBuild home for a minimum period of time before the home can be rented out or sold:

  • at least one year for a studio or one bedroom home
  • at least three years for a home with two bedrooms or larger.

If this applies to you, you may be eligible to buy a KiwiBuild home

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