Navigating the Prefab Journey: Mastering the Art of Selecting the Ideal Floor Plan and Location

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Navigating the Prefab Journey: Mastering the Art of Selecting the Ideal Floor Plan and Location

12th Feb 2024

In the evolving world of home construction, prefab homes have emerged as a beacon of efficiency, customisation, and sustainability. The journey to owning a prefab home, offered by experts like Advance Build, begins with two critical choices: selecting the right prefab floor plan and the perfect location. This decision-making process is not just about aesthetics; it involves an understanding of one’s current and future needs, the land’s characteristics, and the transportation logistics. Recognising the significance of these choices can profoundly impact the satisfaction and functionality of your new home.

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Prefab Floor Plan

Size and Layout

Selecting a floor plan from Advance Build’s diverse range starts with assessing the square meterage. Consider how much space you truly need. Do you prefer the openness and fluidity of an open concept layout or the privacy and defined spaces of a traditional layout? Advance Build offers plans in various dimensions, catering to different preferences and lifestyles.

Number of Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Your current and future needs should dictate the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Whether planning a family or expecting frequent guests, ensuring everyone has adequate space is crucial. An extra room can always serve as a home office or a hobby room, providing flexibility in use.

Storage Options

Adequate storage is key to a clutter-free home. When reviewing prefab plans, consider the closet space in bedrooms, storage options in the kitchen, and the practicality of utility and laundry rooms. These aspects ensure that every item in your home has a designated place, promoting order and tranquillity.


Location Matters

Land Assessment

The land must be large enough for your chosen prefab floor plan. Additionally, consider the topography – is the land level, or will it require extra work? Remember to consider the views; a spectacular vista can profoundly elevate your living experience, and carefully orienting your home on the site can maximise these breathtaking panoramas.

Evaluating Roads

Ensure that the roads leading to your property are wide and clear enough for the transportation of the prefab modules. Accessibility is a crucial factor, especially in remote or less developed areas. Additionally, it’s important to check for overhead power lines along the route. These can pose a significant hazard during transport if not properly accounted for, but rest assured, Advance Build will expertly manage the process to ensure safe delivery, alleviating the need for you to coordinate with utility companies.

Proximity to Advance Build’s Factory

Advance Build has skilled teams in various areas, so being further from our factory isn’t a significant issue for coordination, and the transport costs between regions are reasonably consistent. We provide services as far south as South Auckland, ensuring efficient and cost-effective solutions regardless of your location.

Zoning and Utilities

Understand the zoning criteria of your chosen location to ensure that your prefab home complies with local regulations. Also, check the availability of essential utilities like water, electricity, internet, and sewerage, as these are critical for a comfortable and hassle-free living experience. However, if these utilities are not readily available, there’s no need to worry. Our team at Advance Build can organise all of these services on-site as part of our turn-key project offering, ensuring that every aspect of your new home is taken care of, even in the most remote locations.


Choosing the right prefab floor plan and location requires a balance between personal preferences and practical considerations. It’s about envisioning your daily life in your new home and the future it holds. By considering factors such as size, layout, storage, and location specifics, you can ensure that your prefab home by Advance Build is not just a house, but a home tailored to your life. Remember, your Home Consultant at Advance Build is always ready to assist and provide advice on any of these aspects, helping you navigate this exciting journey with confidence and clarity.

Remember, in the world of prefab homes, every decision you make, from the prefab floor plan to the location, paves the way for the home of your dreams.

Advance Build are expert home builders, if you require any advice on the above, please do not hesitate to Email us at or call us on 0800 448 353.

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