Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you customise a build to our own design?
Yes we can! We pride ourselves on our ability to customise our homes to suit our customers needs. Contact us with what you have in mind and our staff at Compac Homes can work with you to develop a design according to your requirements. We will endevour to make planning your Compac Home a breeze!
(Custom designs will incur a charge)
We also have a range of exterior and joinery colours to choose from. You are able to choose from our range of flooring options and bench top options if you wish as well.
Do you sell your cabins in kit sets or shells?
We do not provide kit sets to sell. However, we can do a lockable shell. This lockable shell is either on steel skids or a towable trailer base and includes your aluminium joinery. This lockable shell will not contain insulation, wiring, plumbing or lining.
Are the cabins insulated?
Yes, all of our Compac Homes are fully insulated with Premier Insulation.
We use a thermal building wrap around the cabinto act as a weather barrier. We can also do extra underfloor insulation upon request.
What about power and water?
How do we connect to the power?
All the cabins at Compac Homes have an electrical COC (code of compliance).
They come with an outdoor caravan plug. This will connect via a lead to your existing power source.
If there is no existing power source you can use a builders temp (pole/box) for a power connection.
If you have any further queries about how the power works, please contact us via phone or email so we can help.
How do we connect to the water supply?
The self-contained cabins are connected to a current household tap connection or can be hard connected by a plumber.
How do we deal with our waste water?
There are a few different options to deal with your waste water.
A plumber can hard connect your waste water to an existing septic tank.
Most of our customers prefer to upgrade to a macerating system which helps to deal with all the water and solid waste through one pipe. This pipe can then pump the waste to an existing septic tank or gully trap.
If there is no existing septic tank and you're not planning to get one installed you can upgrade to a composting toilet.
If you have any questions regarding these different options then please give us a call or email us so we can help you further.
Delivery and set up
What setup and prep do I need to do on my behalf?
There are a few things you can do on your behalf to make the delivery run smoothly.
You will need to ensure that the site is clear of any objects or things that could make the delivery difficult.
Please see the following guidelines:
Height - We will need a 3.5m height clearance from trees, power lines, or anything above that may damage the cabin or affect entrance etc.
Width - The entry access should be 1m wider than the cabin to tow on-site (500mm each side). You also need to ensure that there's lead space to pivot etc.
Foundation - You can have the area levelled or set up ready to place the cabin in the requested position. This will help to keep your delivery cost down.
We do free site visits so please contact us if you would like to arrange this.
How much will my delivery cost?
We charge an hourly return rate for all of our deliveries. Your delivery cost is determined by the size of your Compac Home, your location, the condition your site is in and what you require us to do onsite.
Please get in contact with us to enquire about our delivery costs and what our normal standard delivery days/times are.
Do you handle the delivery?
Yes, the delivery is all organised and completed by our experienced team here at Compac Homes. If you would like to speak to us about the process, please feel free to contact us.
How much deposit do I have to pay to get started?
We require a 30% deposit prior to starting your plans and building.
The rest of the payment is invoiced and paid before the delivery of the cabin.
Do you provide a rent to buy option?
Unfortunately, we do not provide a rent to buy option. We do have a rental fleet available in the Auckland and Waikato regions.
We also have a finance company we work with, who specialise in lending for cabins and transportable homes.
Contact us to enquire about finance, rental sizes, availability and prices.
What if I have questions that have not been answered in the FAQ?
Please do not hesitate in contacting us should you have any questions that have not been answered in this FAQ section.
The staff at Compac Homes are welcome to any questions or suggestions.
You can contact us via this website, email or phone.
Phone: 07 828 8582