What Setup & Prep Do I Need to Do?
Our Unit2go Tiny Houses/cabins are delivered to your property with a specialist truck and trailer system. We then use our digger to easily manoeuvre the cabin into those tight areas that the truck can’t reach. There is usually no site prep needed if the site is reasonably flat. (If the unit is over 10m long you will need to have a 6T digger onsite to Manoeuvre it into place)
Once the cabin is placed in the requested position we then block (not pile) them up level. (This is a temporary measure until the client puts the unit on piles(extra cost)) The cabins are all built on a steel frame chassis. If the site is uneven or sloped you may need to get a digger to level the site location.
FOUNDATIONS: We can provide information to design suitable foundations. Unit2go can also put the cabins on piles as this is highly recommended, this is an extra cost.
PERMISSIONS: Every site is different and so are the requirements of the local authorities. You need to double check what the requirements are for your property. Unit2go can help in this process. Unit2go is also quite well versed in the new Auckland unitary plan so can help with the council process for minor dwellings and home and income units.
All Brand New Unit2go Cabins over 10m2 are built to the NZ building code by registered trades staff and come with a Code of Compliance Certificate issued by Council. This is included in our pricing. Don’t get caught out by buying a non-compliant cabin. If it doesn’t come with a council issued CCC it DOESN”T COMPLY !!
What About Power & Water?
POWER: All our Unit2go tiny homes have an electrical compliance certificate. They come standard with a 15 metre caravan electrical lead for connection to your existing power source.
WATER: Also standard in all our Unit2go tiny houses/cabins is an exterior water inlet that can be connected with a standard garden hose, from your existing onsite water supply.
WASTE WATER: There is 2 options with Waste water.
Option 1: Installation of a Saniflo pump. This means that waste can be pumped down a 25mm pipe up to 40ms from the unit, it can also pump up hill about 7ms. There is an extra cost involved for the pump.
Option 2: The toilet outlet can be plumbed in as per your normal house system. This would need to be carried out by a qualified drain layer. The waste will then go into your existing sewer drain or septic tank.
Can You Build to Our Design?
You can choose a standard Unit2go floor plan or we can develop a design according to your requirements. A Unit2go tiny house can be as large as 105m2 or as small as you need-you can always join two units together for a pavillion style home.
We can also build specialist office units to cater for anything from the small home and income to specialist commercial units. We have built many different configurations, bunkrooms, ablution blocks, mobile bar, mobile cafe, portable stables, office, etc. The possibilities are endless.
You are welcome (With prior appointment) to view our current builds at our factory at 141 Boundary Road, Papakura.
How does Rent to Own work ?
We need to approve you as a suitable Finance customer, this is assessed by you completing our online application form. At the time of submitting your application you will also need to provide us with photo ID and proof of address.
You advise what weekly payments you can afford which then decides the term of the loan.
Please click on the link to view a draft copy of our Credit Contract Unit2go Credit Contracts 2016.
The Finance rate ranges from 16 – 20% per annum (Fixed) and please read about our rates and fees here.
Financial Service Provider registration# FSP43603
Do I Need to Pay a Bond for a Rental Unit?
Generally Unit2go does not require a bond for its rental units., however this is assessed on a case by case basis. The delivery and pick up fee is required to be prepaid prior to delivery.
Min rental term is 12 months.
Once this is paid, if the cabin is in stock it will be delivered to your site ready for immediate occupancy. Apply Now…
For an average installation**, delivery/pickup costs start from $850 (each way) for 3m wide sleepouts. Larger units are quoted individually due to extra costs involved for over dimension pilots etc.
How Much is Cartage & Setup?
For an average installation**, delivery costs start from $850 for 3m wide sleepouts. Larger units are quoted individually due to extra costs involved for over dimension pilots etc.
It is desirable for you to provide us with clear open access to the site. There is then no chance of your new tiny house getting scratched by overhanging trees etc.
** An average installation is usually were the truck can gain access directly to the site and the unit can be dragged into place by the digger. If a hiab or crane is needed we can arrange this, however it is quoted separately.
On site Health & Safety requirements
- We require one onsite spokesperson to give us clear instructions regarding site access, unit placement and to sign the HAZARDS register.
- Please notify the site manager of any onsite HAZARDS that we may not be aware of ie: low power lines, pot holes etc
- No unauthorized persons to be within 25m of moving vehicles and the Cabin until the site manager gives the all clear.
- All dogs to be kept under full control during the delivery process.
- The delivery and placement of the units imposes REAL risks ie: vehicle rolling over, chains breaking causing units to drop, moving vehicles with limited vision etc. Therefore Unit2go requires all personal not trained in the delivery to be a min of 25m from all moving machinery and the Cabin, until the site manager gives the all clear.
- All vehicles not directly involved in the delivery of the unit, to be parked off site to ensure unimpeded access.
- All site noise to be kept to a minimum as the operators are communicating instructions to each other.
- If there is a crane onsite, please follow their safety rules and sign their HAZARDS register
If you have any concerns the nominated onsite spokesperson is to stop the operators and ask them for clarification.
What About Difficult Access?
There are many placement options for our units, usually “Were there’s a will, There’s usually a way”. In most cases access is pretty straight forward. If the truck can’t get directly to the site. The unit can be dragged into place with the digger.
Our units are built on heavy duty steel frame chassis’s, we have been known to drag them thru paddocks, up the side of hills even up to 5k’s on a metal road. Our units can also be lifted over fences and houses with hiab or crane, this option can be surprisingly inexpensive for the flexibility it gives you. If none of the above options are going to work we can also build on site. View our Placement Gallery…
What are Your Standard Building Features?
How Do You Cart & Place Your Units?
We have our own specially designed truck and trailer system. They are winched off, we then have a digger so we can move them around, into their final spot. We then jack them up, level and add the deck. View our Placement Gallery…