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Nov 28, 2017
Building a holiday home in NZ tips

At this time of the year many of us are hanging out for that long-awaited summer holiday with family and friends. Just as spending time at a holiday home, bach or crib (depending on what part of New Zealand you hail from) is a Kiwi summer ritual, building a holiday home is also a rite of passage for many New Zealanders with a DIY streak.

If you are thinking about building a holiday home, a Fraemohs Homes solid timber kitset is a great option. The traditional timber styling of our kitsets means they are equally at home in an alpine or a coastal environment and fit right in with the great outdoors.

Fraemohs Homes solid timber kitsets suit the changeable and varied climates we encounter in New Zealand from the extremes of Stewart Island to the rugged West Coast and from the idyllic beaches of Golden Bay to the Bay of Islands in the north. For more information on what makes our solid timber kitsets perform so well in a range of climates, check out this previous blog.

Our solid timber kitsets are also a practical choice because they are quick and easy to build. To build the walls you just need to be capable of following instructions and physically able to do some heavy lifting. If you are not sure if you’re up to the task, take a look at our series of instructional videos to see exactly what is involved.

However, you will need someone skilled to prepare the foundations, which can be either a concrete slab or timber piles, depending on your preference and what is most suitable for your location and ground conditions. You will also need to find a plumber and an electrician to take care of the plumbing and electrical side of things because it is both dangerous and illegal to carry out this work yourself.

So if on your travels this summer you find a piece of land that is perfect for building your own bach, building a holiday home or anything in between, give us a call or send us an email.  One of our sales team will be available right through the holiday season to answer any questions you may have. As explained in a previous blog, we can organise the building consent for you and guide you through the process of making your dream of future summers with family and friends in your own holiday home a reality.

Want more information on kitset homes? Visit our Kitset Homes information page!