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David Wraight Cottages & Transportables

Experience the difference

Top Quality Cottages

David Wraight and David Gee started out building cottages of around 110 sq. metres in size 15 years ago and then moved on to the bigger villa projects during this process. Through all of the building changes and OSH requirements, along with earthquakes and engineering processes, it has now drawn us back full circle to building smaller cottages in a yard of 104m squared or smaller.

David Wraight Cottages is not a big company so it doesn't have unlimited plans and prices. David will sit down with the customer to talk about their needs and will design and price their home. Because David Wraight Cottages designs, prices and builds homes, it can keep our customers informed with what is going on to ensure customers stay within their budget.

We do panelled ceilings and a mix of panelled and grooved walls to give the authentic look of yesterday. This makes the homes warmer and more solid. We believe that our cottages represent the charm and elegance of old New Zealand and this will always hold good resale value. Our clients have told us that it is easy to on-sell one of our homes, a fact we are proud of.

The cottages are transported to your site anywhere in New Zealand, subject to site and route assessment (North Island – also subject to ferry confirmation). Throughout this journey we have evolved a great deal and learnt so much, which we now believe sets us up to provide a very solid and durable cottage of great quality.

Our main focus from the start has always been about doing the bulk of the work ourselves and being completely in control, which we believe lets us provide a quality product.

Points of difference & interest

  • Interior linings – these are all grooved wall linings
  • Ceiling linings – we use MDF and then add mouldings which creates the look of an old world panelled ceiling
  • Our bathrooms are lined with ply
  • We use a range of bigger skirtings, scotias, architraves and dado mouldings
  • Window sills on the interior and exterior
  • Scrolls and exterior brackets
  • Quality appliances, plumbing fittings and floor coverings
  • Very easily heated