Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together some of the most frequently asked questions so you can find the answers quick & easy. If you don't see the answer to your question here please contact us and our team will be more than happy to help.

We can deliver our homes & buildings to the following areas, subject to good truck access to your section.

✓ Ashburton
✓ Blenheim
✓ Christchurch
✓ Greymouth
✓ Hokitika
✓ Kaikoura
✓ Nelson
✓ Rangiora
✓ Takaka
✓ Westport

There are many benefits you’ll get from a South Peak Home as outlined below;

  1. Fast build times
  2. Better quality control
  3. Designed to be transported
  4. Warm, dry, healthy homes
  5. Smarter building methods
  6. Less material wastage
  7. Less travel to site, reducing our carbon impact
  8. Piled foundations for varying ground & floor levels
  9. 10-year construction warranty
  10. Built to NZS3604 standard
  11. Fully finished inside & out

The price will depend on the style, size & location of your home. You can get an estimate price on each of our floor plans by selecting your desired options. Click here to browse the range & get a price now!

Standard inclusions you get with your new home are;

  • Construction & transportation insurance
  • Site specific piling design & plans
  • Engineered trusses
  • LVL timber subfloor
  • 20mm water resistant flooring
  • 90×45 LVL wall framing
  • RigidRAP rigid air barrier & bracing system
  • Metrapanel 25mm strand board ceiling & bracing system
  • Full interior clean & quality check prior to handover
  • 1 year defects warranty & 10 year new home warranty covering workmanship & materials
  • Colorsteel Endura roofing
  • Timber fascia
  • Marley Gutter System
  • White Marley Downpipes
  • Weathertex cladding options
  • Interior & exterior paint
  • Southern41™ thermally broken, double glazed, low LED, argon filled aluminum windows & doors
  • Sheet vinyl flooring in kitchen, laundry, toilet & bathrooms
  • Solution dyed nylon carpet on 11mm underlay in bedrooms & wardrobes
  • Panelform 18mm melamine kitchen doors & drawers
  • Freeform Select 38mm laminate benchtop
  • Stainless steel 1 ¼ sink and dual bin system in kitchen
  • Inbuilt oven, ceramic cooktop, rangehood and dishwasher
  • Glassart 900x750mm glass splashback
  • Flat Panel hollow core hinged doors with brushed chrome hardware
  • Shower, toilet, bath, vanities and plumbing accessories
  • LED lighting, pendant lights above island and exterior lights
  • Hot water cylinder
  • Heatpump
  • Laundry tub with integrated tap & cabinet

Upgrade options are available including coloured Marley downpipes, V Groove hollow core hinged doors, Inbuilt Pyrolytic Ovens, Induction Cooktops, built in Laundry Cabinetry, Beyond Tile on bathroom shower walls and Primestone benchtops.  Talk to our New Home Consultants to discuss these options.

Please note, these specifications are subject to change at anytime. South Peak Homes responsibilities can vary depending on the client’s needs. For full detailed specifications regarding any of our plans, please contact us to confirm.

The normal build time for a South Peak Home from start to finish in the factory is 8-9 weeks. Once the house is delivered to site & placed on piles, there is approximately 3-4 weeks of finishing work to obtain Code Compliance Certificate.

Yes we have a show home at 14 Bentham Street, Westport. This is a 124sqm, 4 bedroom Saxton design. Come on in to check it out, we’re open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday by appointment only & closed Sunday for family day.

Our friendly team of experts can help you choose a new home or commercial building to suits your needs and will deliver the finished product from our place to your space!

When you hear the term factory built or prefabricated, it refers to the type of construction process, rather than a specific style of house. Our homes are built in a production line, inside a factory where they are fully finished inside & out and are then transported to site on the back of a truck and placed on timber piles.

The benefits of this building method ensures fast build times, a controlled environment for better quality, less material waste, no travel costs to site everyday, no weather affected delays and a great working environment for our staff.

Our standard progress payment option is;

5% Payment Claim 1.
Deposit payable on signing the contract.
The Home Starter Pack payments made are deducted from this claim.

25% Payment Claim 2.
Payable once consent is obtained & prior to commencement of construction.
Your new home is now ready for the factory construction phase to begin.

40% Payment Claim 3.
Payable at lock-up stage.
Your home is completed to lock-up stage in our factory.

20% Payment Claim 4.
Payable before leaving the factory.
Your home is finished in our factory and ready for delivery.
All interior/exterior painting, bathrooms & kitchen have been completed.

10% Payment Claim 5.
Payable on practical completion.
All works have been completed and you’re ready to take possession of your new South Peak Home.

Please note that the stages above are our standard contract payment stages. If these stages do not suit the conditions of your lender or your financial situation, don’t let this put you off.
In many instances we are able to offer an alternative package to cater for your needs and if necessary, we can finance your new home until it arrives on your site. Conditions apply.


Our 10/80/10 progress payment option is;

In some cases due to your lending ability the bank may require more security around your lending.
At a 2% finance fee South Peak Homes may choose to offer our 10/80/10 Progress Payment option as below.

10% Payment Claim 1.
Deposit payable on signing the contract.
The Home Starter Pack payments made are deducted from this claim.

80% Payment Claim 2.
Payable once the Home is delivered to site and connected to the piles.
In essence the home is completed awaiting service connections and other site works to gain CCC.

10% Payment Claim 3.
Payable on CCC being granted.
All works have been completed and you are ready to take possession of your new South Peak Home.

Most of the major banks and building societies accept this progress payment structure although minor requirements vary between them.

Your new home can be finished in 7 simple steps. Click here to learn more about our building process.

Yes, you can collect your home from our yard and arrange the piling, siteworks & finishing of decks & steps yourself if you wish.

Yes, you can contact our sales team to book a factory tour so you can see how your home will be built. Once your home is in construction we will allow you view it at various stages of the build process.

Yes we have a range of commercial grade options for office blocks, smoko rooms, accommodation units & multi-complex buildings for schools, health care centres, business premises, holiday parks, RSE workers etc. Click here to find out more & get in touch to discuss your needs!

You can find out what your wind, snow, earthquake, exposure & climate zones are for your section by visiting the BRANZ map here

These ratings will affect the structural & insulation requirements of your build depending where it is. Get in touch to discuss this further with our team.

Siteworks is an estimate price that includes basic site prep for truck access, engineers report, wastewater design, site-specific drawings, transport insurance, 3.6m long driven piles & labour. The site works pricing excludes service connections, septic systems, water tanks & pumps, landscaping, paths, driveways, garages and decks.