Transparent kit home prices
The first question many kit home customers often want to know is, ‘what’s the price?’ It’s a natural question. The problem with displaying prices on our website is that every single scenario is different. Modifications to the plan, the location of the land, and the land itself being the most common reasons for price variations. In general all we need to ask are a few case-specific questions before we can provide an accurate estimate. To get a price estimate for your kit home on our website, simply find the home plan you like, and complete the quick form on the house plan page. One of our sales team will be in touch with you shortly after with prices based on your responses to the questions.
We are aware some kit home suppliers do supply prices on their websites. And we also know from speaking with many, many of our clients over our long history that the prices those companies display are the absolute best case scenario, which do not reflect the realities and true cost of building a kit home. We hear this time and time again; stories from our customers who’ve met with a flat pack home supplier, lured in by the low advertised priced, only to discover the incredulous hidden costs. According to some of our customers the hidden costs of some kit home suppliers increase the true cost by close to 300%! Then they’ve come to us, discovered we are actually the more affordable option with transparent pricing, and the rest is history.
Here at Fraemohs our focus is on quality over quantity, the long-term over the short-term. Luring people in with the promise of unrealistic prices is a lose-lose situation from our point of view, and we don’t engage in it.
What we can assure you of however, is that our prices are extremely competitive overall. Our prices also represent true value, when you factor in things like the quality materials we use. You won’t find the second rate building materials used in many of today’s mass produced homes in our homes. If you do choose to receive a quote from us, we’d encourage you to take some time to weigh up the true overall cost and value of our solution, versus whomever else you are speaking with. Look for hidden costs in the estimate provided by your other suppliers. And challenge our team to discuss any possible costs not covered in your estimate – we welcome this.
Fraemohs Homes has been around for over 50 years. We’re not fly-by-nighters. Our experience, established systems and the fact that we own the machinery and factory which actually produce the product our kit homes are built with, means we are in a unique position to provide the most accurate price estimates around. Throw in the fact that we are a family owned, values based company, which has stood strong throughout 50 years of New Zealand’s building history, and you might well decide we are the right fit for you.
If a home uses timber as its primary material, it’s really important the timber is grown locally from sustainable forests. If the timber is grown overseas, the carbon miles used on transporting the timber here for kitset eco homes in New Zealand far outweigh any supposed eco-friendly benefits. Even if the imported timber has been sustainably grown.
Using local, sustainably grown New Zealand timber is exactly what Fraemohs Homes have been doing since we were founded 50 years ago. It is in fact one of the very principles Monni Fraemohs ensured the company would be guided by and we proudly adhere to this.
With kitset eco homes by Fraemohs, what you will find is your home is naturally warmer in winter, and naturally cooler in summer. This is because the timber we use provides a tremendous amount of natural thermal mass. And this thermal mass reduces your reliance on electricity for heating and cooling, as well as other means of energy generation like log burners. Combined with various other Scandinavian design techniques we continue to utilise in our kitset designs, our Solid Timber kit homes are actually carbon negative by the time they are ready to live in.
For more information on our approach to building sustainably, visit our Eco Homes page. You might also be interested in downloading our free 2018 Sustainable Building Report.
Our instructional videos for building your kitset home
We have been busy producing these and began rolling them out in August, 2017. Designed to answer any questions you might have on building your new kit house while you are on the go.
The video series covers all areas of the build.
View the kitset instructional videos here.