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Projects

OffsiteNZ actively responds to Members' needs and proactively identifies relevant market opportunities for research projects. Browse our projects below. If you are looking for something in particular and cannot locate it, have an idea for a project or an innovative project to share, please contact us. 

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4 October 2021

OffsiteNZ FAB Homes & Buildings

Introducing the FAB Homes & Building series. Here at OffsiteNZ, we love showcasing our Members' work. Find inspiring and helpful articles collected from our Members. 

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10 September 2019

SNUG Home

Our 'SNUG - a home for your backyard' was a great success. Find out more about the SNUGs that are currently in production.

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14 March 2019

How to prefab

This selection of OSM case studies demonstrates work from the early adopters of innovative construction methods. 

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14 January 2019

More efficient consenting

The PrefabNZ Good Offsite Guide - a compilation of regulatory perspectives on building consenting - was launched at CoLab 2018. 

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14 January 2019

More efficient consenting

The PrefabNZ Good Offsite Guide - a compilation of regulatory perspectives on building consenting - was launched at CoLab 2018. 

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8 March 2018

Capacity and Capability report

The capacity to build more homes is already within New Zealand, instead of overseas, new research from PrefabNZ shows. 

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8 March 2018

Good Offsite Guide

PrefabNZ Members told us that dealing with building consent regulation was one of their top-three bug-bears, so we listened. 

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6 March 2018

SNUG design competition

The SNUG is a complementary dwelling for your back garden - somewhere that can be a home for your children as they adventure into independent living, a safe place for extended family members, or a work-space to provide an alternative to commuting.

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10 March 2017

logs4jobs - filling the skilled worker shortage

Statistics New Zealand estimates a growth in employment of 107,800 jobs in primary industries, manufacturing and construction by 2023. Women are the untapped workforce able to fill the future skilled worker shortage. 

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1 September 2016

HIVE

HIVE was New Zealand's first Home Innovation Village facilitated by PrefabNZ in response to Canterbury's earthquakes 2010-12.

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What if your bathroom and kitchen came to your building site in one-piece like a giant piece of Lego? That's exactly what the UNIpod is all about. An open-source universally accessible bathroom pod - designed specifically for multi-unit residential applications.

1 August 2016

UNIpod

1 August 2016

UNIpod

What if your bathroom and kitchen came to your building site in one-piece like a giant piece of Lego? That's exactly what the UNIpod is all about. An open-source universally accessible bathroom pod - designed specifically for multi-unit residential applications.

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10 March 2017

logs4jobs - filling the skilled worker shortage

Statistics New Zealand estimates a growth in employment of 107,800 jobs in primary industries, manufacturing and construction by 2023. Women are the untapped workforce able to fill the future skilled worker shortage. 

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19 October 2016

Better Finance

Traditional mortgage structures cause many issues for prebuilt construction. PrefabNZ met with Members and financial representatives to explore the issues and potential ways forward.