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frequently asked questions

Customising your pod in the comfort of your own home means you can add and remove extras to fit your budget and then contact our sales team to discuss your project – get in touch

Does Podular provide a full turnkey solution?

Yes, we provide a full turnkey solution for your project from council engagement through to code of compliance certificate. If there is a part of the process you want to take care of yourself, let us know and we can discuss to factor out this task.

Is there any flexibility in the designs?

Yes, there is complete flexibility of external and internal configuration with plenty of product and material options to choose from. We can also help source products and materials that are not specified on our website.

What foundations are required?

We use consented screw pile foundations which is both a time saving and cost-effective solution to anchoring your dwelling into the ground.

What is included in the price on the website?

The price (incl. GST) includes a fully built modular pod and depending on the size, specifies a kitchen w appliances, bathroom(s) and bedroom(s). All pods are built and fitted standard with the following materials:

Framing: H1.2 SG8 90×45 Pine Timber Framing

Insulation: Eco-Wool Wall R2.6 / Eco-Wool Ceiling R3.2

Exterior: 9mm Duragroove Fiber Cement Board

Interior Lining: GIB or 12mm Grooved Ply/Non-Grooved Ply

Flooring: Quickstep Laminate or Carpet Court Rhino Carpet

Do I need BC / Building Consent or RC / Resource Consent?

Although you do not need a building consent for dwellings up to 30m2, any size build with underground services to a bathroom, kitchen & laundry will need building consent.

A resource consent is required when the activities or uses of a dwelling fall outside of the rules and regulations put in place for safe building practice. This includes anything that affects the environment and people using the dwelling.

Does Podular provide an off-grid solution?

Yes, we can include and organize solar packages and septic tank systems as part of your initial estimate for sites with restricted access to water and power services.

My site has difficult access, can Podular build on site?

No, we do not do onsite builds. However we can access the majority of sites using a crane or even a helicopter!

How long does the whole process take?

The whole process from estimation through to code of compliance certification or CCC will take approx. 4 – 5 months depending on complexity of the build.

Does Podular offer finance?

We are on Westpacs list of pre approved Prefabricated builders. Currently only Westpac has a product that will fund off site builds.

Does Podular have a show home I can view?

Not exactly, we use a different system that we feel helps our clients get a more realistic idea of what podular can do. We do tours of our Rotorua factory and take clients to nearly completed builds near them.

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