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20/11/2017

10 innovative ways to use a transportable home

  We capped the list at 10, but there are so many reasons why a transportable home should be on your options list when it comes to accommodation or office space. Maybe you’ve put off expanding your home/building or getting an on-site office becaus …

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15/10/2017

How to expand your property portfolio (without buying more land)

  Let’s face it, land is expensive. And to make matters worse, it’s getting harder and harder to come by. Unfortunately, this presents a problem if you’re looking to expand your property portfolio. Because when land is expensive, houses are expens …

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28/09/2017

Changes at Ezyline: New showroom, new team

  This month we’re excited to welcome Jeremy Bloomfield back to the Ezyline team. Jeremy first worked with us back in 2004 when he was just a young fellow, and now we’re pleased to welcome him back in a management role. After working for us initia …

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28/09/2017

Introducing the Ezyline Contemporary Series

  Now you can have modern contemporary styling and affordable practicality. All thanks to our new plans, which we’ve called our Contemporary Series. Our contemporary series plans have been developed in response to customer demand for a good basic …

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07/08/2017

How to budget for a transportable home

  Don’t like surprises? We don’t either. That’s why we want you to know about ALL the costs involved in buying a prebuilt transportable home. Because there’s more to budget for than just the price of the home itself. But don’t panic! Prebuilt home …

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15/11/2016

What to consider when building ski accommodation

It took a bit longer to get here this year, but when that white powder fell, there were some cracker days to be had on the mountain. Now a distant memory. But, after a day on the slopes racing kids barely-out-of-nappies down the hill, or testing out yo …

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13/11/2016

5 tips to make getting a building consent easier

Worried about going through the laborious process of getting a building consent? There are certainly some horror stories out there about the time, effort and cost involved. Is it really that hard? At Ezyline we deal with consents on a daily basis. Yes …

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23/08/2016

5 surprising facts about relocatable homes

Wondering whether a relocatable home is a good option for you? There are many reasons people opt for relocatable homes (or, as we like to call them, transportable homes). To save money. To save hassle. To save time. All great reasons. But in the end, o …

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28/07/2016

Why apprentices are an investment not an expense

The building trade has some bright young stars. But we need more of them! I’m talking about building apprentices. Industry experts predict we’re going to need about 3000 more apprentices to meet growing construction demand. So why do we have a shortage …

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20/06/2016

History of transportable homes in New Zealand

‘Prefabricated’ sounds like a modern, technical term doesn’t it? Either that, or you think of the prefab classrooms of your youth! But would you be surprised to learn that prefabricated transportable homes have been around in New Zealand since the earl …

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23/05/2016

5 Reasons Why Savvy Property Investors Buy Pre-Fabs

Looking to expand your property portfolio? You probably know that it’s a great time to be a landlord as interest rates are at an all-time low. And rental properties are in high demand. But how do your grow your rental portfolio when the housing market …

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26/04/2016

Case study: A hassle-free bach build

Building a new house is daunting. Choosing the right builder can make or break your project. And what if you’re building in a small, sunny seaside town? A town where the majority of builders hit the surf, rather than the hammer, when there’s a good swe …

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22/03/2016

Kitset home vs Prefab or Prebuilt. What’s the difference?

Confused by building lingo? Prefab homes (also known as prebuilt, modular, transportable) or Kitset homes. How do you choose which is best for you? Or indeed what the terms mean! Today’s article looks at the main differences between prefab (or prebuilt …

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16/02/2016

Adding a deck? 5 questions to ask before you start

Thinking about adding a deck to your home? Great idea. Decks extend your living and entertaining space and help you enjoy the outdoors. I know – you’re already picturing BBQ’s, outdoor loungers, and long lazy afternoons. A good deck can also add value …

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25/01/2016

3 tips for building a better bach

Dreaming about building your own bach? The fun times, the memories – the kiwi dream. Before you start designing and building your dream holiday pad, here are 3 important considerations to help you get it right.   1.  Start with how you run your ho …

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18/12/2015

Ezyline: 2015 in review

Now is a great time to reflect on the year that’s been and think about what’s next. Here are a few of our 2015 highlights.   Move to the new site – Newton St, Mt Maunganui This has been a great move for us. (If you haven’t been to see us make sure …

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26/11/2015

Less is more: The advantages of simple design and construction

Less is more. You’ll know this saying (first popularized by minimalist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe). But it’s easy to forget when you get caught up with wanting more – especially when it comes to houses. There’s nothing wrong with a big fancy ho …

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31/10/2015

What does it take to transport a home in New Zealand?

Ever seen a house on the back of a truck going down the road? It’s an impressive sight and quite mind boggling to think about what must be involved. Getting the house on the truck, along the road, and back off the truck must be easier said than done! B …

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25/09/2015

Building? 5 questions to ask before you sign anything

Building a new home is a big financial commitment. So it’s important to get it right. Obviously we think prebuilt homes are the way to go. They’re low cost and easy. But not all prebuilt homes are made equal and, our bias aside, a prebuilt home may not …

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27/08/2015

How to keep track of building progress when you’re not on-site

When you can’t be at your new-home building site, it can make for an anxious few months! It’s hard to visualise progress, and delays can happen if you’re not available at key decision points. Transportable pre-built homes eliminate all that stress. By …

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21/07/2015

Why Property Investors Are Snapping Up Ezyline Homes

Now is a great time to own a rental property. A shortage of homes and increasing demand means rental incomes are higher than ever. But as any seasoned property investors knows, it’s all a numbers game. If a home costs a lot to buy or maintain, you won’ …

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29/06/2015

Need A Good Builder? Meet Ezyline’s Secret Weapon

When it comes to building, experience counts. And we’re lucky enough to have one of the best in the business heading our building team at Ezyline homes. Wallace Stewart has been building homes for over 35 years (since he was a teenager in fact!) and he …

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11/06/2015

Five Reasons To Visit Ezyline At This Year’s Fieldays

We all like to try before we buy. That’s why we’ve transported an Ezyline home to Mystery Creek for this year’s Fieldays which are on this week until 13th June. Building affordable staff accommodation on farms is one of the things we do best. So here’s …

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29/04/2015

Building farm accommodation? 4 things every farm house needs

If you’re building a house for your farm manager or worker, this article is for you. It’s a list of important (yet often overlooked) features to include when building on-farm accommodation. 4 things to consider when building a farm house 1. WET ROOM Al …

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27/03/2015

How Much Choice Do I Get When Building A New Transportable Home?

No-one wants a home that looks identical to someone else’s. That’s why building an affordable home with Ezyline doesn’t mean you have to lock yourself into a stock-standard plan. In fact, no two homes ever leave our Mount Maunganui building yard lookin …

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18/02/2015

The Consent Process – What You Need To Know

You’ve probably heard that getting a building consent can be expensive and time-consuming. But what’s involved exactly? And how stressful is the process likely to be? At Ezyline we deal with consent issues on a daily basis. So here’s a simple run-down …

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27/01/2015

Ezyline Is On The Move!

We’re used to transporting homes all over the North Island, but this month we’re moving house ourselves! 2015 is shaping up to be a big year for us, so we’ve secured a bigger premise in Mount Maunganui so we can build more relocatable homes and keep up …

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08/12/2014

Ezyline’s 2014 Year In Review

Like most of you, we’re a bit shocked about how quickly another year has raced by! We’ve had a very busy 2014 and we’re looking forward to building more transportable homes in the sunshine and (hopefully) enjoying a long hot summer. For our final artic …

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09/11/2014

Retired? Find Out Why A New Transportable Home Could Be Perfect For You

Are you retired and looking to downsize your home? Selling up and moving on can be a tough decision – but it’s not your only option. Read how one Ezyline customer tackled this problem and got the house and location he wanted… STILL LOVING LIFE ON THE F …

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24/10/2014

Looking To Relocate An Existing Home Onto Your Section? Read This First

If you have a suitable piece of land, transporting a second-hand home onto your site can be a great idea. You can see from the outset what the finished house will look like. And you won’t have to wait months for a new one to be built. But there are sev …

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29/09/2014

6 Things to Consider When Buying A Granny Flat

If you, your parents or your loved one is getting older but hates the idea of moving into a rest home, then a ‘granny flat’ might be the perfect solution. Many families like to live close to grandparents so they can help take care of them – but no-one …

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29/08/2014

3 Reasons NOT to buy a transportable home from us

It pains us to say this, but we’re not always your best choice for building. We reckon there are 3 reasons not to do business with us, so we’ve listed them below (just to be upfront) 1. YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A CHARACTER HOME If you’re looking for a villa, …

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31/07/2014

Case study: Hawkes Bay rental home

Becoming a landlord is a great way to make money – but only if the financial sums work in your favour. That’s why Karl Buscke from Hastings chose Ezyline when he decided to build a rental property in 2012. “I bought a large section and subdivided it in …

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16/06/2014

How Transportable Is A Transportable Home?

Building a transportable home is pretty straight forward – but how does it reach its final destination in one piece? If you’re worried about your home teetering on the back of truck or splitting in two, relax. We promise this won’t happen. Transporting …

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21/05/2014

Pros and Cons of Building Off-Site

Many people struggle to decide whether they should build on-site or buy a new transportable home. So we’ve put together this list of pros and cons to help you decide which option is right for you. The Pros and Cons of Building Off-Site Pros of building …

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13/05/2014

Case Study: Lake Taupo Farm Accommodation

Building accommodation for farm staff is often more expensive when you live in a remote spot. Getting construction materials delivered, and the builders themselves on site each day, all adds to the cost. That’s why dry stock manager Lance Aldridge orde …

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17/09/2013

Buying a relocatable or transportable house? Read this first

Two options for moving a house onto your section: Choose an existing home (second hand) Choose a new transportable home BUT WHICH IS BETTER? AND WHY? Follow our handy guide below to see what’s best for you. RELOCATING AN EXISTING HOME – PRO’S/POSITIVES …

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05/09/2013

5 hidden costs to be aware of when buying a transportable home

Are you looking to buy a transportable home? If so, it pays to do your homework and find out what’s involved in terms of costs. COSTS TO CONSIDER Consents Transport Site Works Landscaping Finishing Touches Read on to learn more about the costs above an …

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