Transportable Home Details & FAQ's


David Wraight Cottages & Transportable Homes

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  • A code of compliance from Marlborough District Council is issued for all of our homes, before they leave our yard
  • We welcome you to make a time with us to visit our yard and talk through all the process with David. Contact us to make a time
  • We use all quality fittings and finishes – please have a look at our “About our Homes” information CLICK HERE
  • All transportations are subject to a site and route assessment by our Transport company to ensure there is no obstacle’s in the way of the truck while en route and also once the home arrives at your site
  • All our prices are EX Yard – for full estimates it is essential that we receive your site address and information


We have a uniquely designed veranda and decking system which we pre build in our yard and transport to site to install. This system is for a veranda of up to 20 square metres maximum and includes our lovely decorative scrolls and oil for the decking.


Banks, in the past have been a bit more hesitant at lending on a transportable or relocatable home and, also with kitset homes. The main reason is that the home is not constructed on your site, so if the equity is not there, they don’t lend until the home is on your site.

At DWC we understand this and work with the banks through local mortgage broker Karen Essex-Mooney. Email:
She has successfully been able to get tailored finance for this type of build, it is important that you get the best options that suit your circumstances. This will help you to achieve your dream home.

Basically, we take a deposit and then we fund the build, and the transportation to your property. Once the house is on your property and sitting on piles we will then get our next payment. Once this payment has been received, we will then complete the work eg. connect to services, add verandas and decks and get the final Code of Compliance Certificate before the final payment is made to us and keys are handed over.

All our homes get a Code of Compliance certificate before leaving our yard, and another one for the foundations (piles) and drainage work once the on- site work is complete. The finance can be done similar to a construction loan, but in our case there is only 3 payments to completion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I visit your yard while my home is being constructed?

A. Yes you can, but please make an appointment first.

Can you transport to the North Island?

A. Yes, it is possible. We work on a case by case basis for the North Island. Please contact us to see if we can help

Can we arrange a full contract?

A. Yes you can. We work with all our clients and can put together a contract which includes transportation and site service connections. Conditions apply

Do you arrange everything eg Council consents, engineers etc.

A. Yes we can arrange all of this for you. We can also give you a fixed quotation to cover all of these costs, or in some cases if you are out of town we will help to guide you through this.

Is there any part of the job that you don’t do?

A. We stay away from subdividing and, also Resource Consents, there maybe a few other things outside the norm also.

Can we select our own colour scheme?

A. Yes definitely

Can we select and supply some of our own fittings eg Light fittings, appliances, vanities?

A. Yes you can, but everything must be selected and supplied before construction on your home begins, and also have any conformity documents needed (this is a must for light fittings)

Can we do any work on our house during construction eg. Painting, plumbing, electrical?

A. Unless you are getting the consent in your own name, and are employing us on a time and material contract then we generally won’t do this as in most cases we are funding the build (with the exception of the deposit) which means we stay with all of our own systems and subcontractors.

Can we do any of the on site work ourselves?

A. Once again this is the same as above. In some cases we may make exceptions if the work is completed before we get to the site, and it has no effect on our consent or any work that needs to be signed off with the council.
REMEMBER – you can purchase EX yard and do all the work yourself, and we will help advise and guide you through the process.

Introducing our Cottages

Pricing Guide 2020