Importing Prefabricated Homes & Granny Flats

Importing prefabricated homes and granny flats can be a difficult and time-consuming process but Platinum® Freight Management makes it easy. With over 24 years of customs clearance experience importing new prefabricated homes and granny flats, we understand the ins and outs of the New Zealand Customs Service and Ministry for Primary Industries processes. We have developed an intricate checklist to address these areas of concern.

Our expert customs brokers will liaise with both you and your overseas supplier to ensure that all paperwork is in order before the goods depart from overseas. If you want to import a prefabricated home or granny flat, reach out to us. We will make the process easy and stress-free.

Rely Upon Platinum® Freight Management To Import Prefabricated Homes & Granny Flats

Here at Platinum®, we understand that when you are importing new prefabricated home or a granny flat that you need a customs clearance company that you can trust. We have the knowledge and customs clearance expertise to ensure that your shipment arrives safely and is processed smoothly through the border.

Platinum® Benefits:

  • We have a proven track record of working with new prefabricated homes and granny flats
  • We offer a smooth, hassle-free service
  • We have a team of experienced and knowledgeable customs clearance staff

Platinum® provides a One Touch® service; all customers will only ever deal with one customs broker from our company from the very beginning through to the very end of the project. There is no other customs brokerage that is able to offer this One Touch® service.

If you are seeking a reliable and trusted customs clearance brokerage to assist you with your importation needs, look no further than Platinum®. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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Types of Prefabricated Homes And Granny Flats That We Can Customs Clear

At Platinum® Freight Management, we can help you import the following types of Prefabricated Homes and Granny Flats:


  • Granny Flats
  • Container Homes
  • Prefabricated Homes


    Granny flats are a popular housing option for existing residential properties, rural areas or even commercial premises. The granny flat is prefabricated, shipped from overseas and ready for use, they provide economical, self-contained accommodation or office facilities.

    While traditionally built on-site, an increasing number of importers are now choosing to import pre-made granny flats. These units can be easily sourced from overseas manufacturers and delivered to New Zealand at a fraction of the cost of a traditional build.

    Importing granny flats has become a popular option for those looking for an affordable and hassle-free way to add an extra living space to their property.


    Prefabricated homes are an excellent solution for those seeking quick and efficient housing options. Constructed off-site, these homes are designed to be assembled quickly upon arrival, saving both time and money compared to traditional builds.

    With high-quality manufacturing standards, prefabricated homes offer modern amenities and customisable designs to suit various needs. Importing these homes from reputable overseas suppliers ensures you get a cost-effective alternative without compromising on quality.

    Many importers are choosing prefabricated homes for their eco-friendliness, reduced construction time and overall affordability. This makes them a smart choice for new homeowners, developers and investors alike.


    Container homes have also become an increasingly popular type of housing. Made from shipping containers, they can be adapted to various settings and are often less expensive than traditional homes. Additionally, container homes can be assembled quickly and adapted to different climates, with the flexibility to be relocated if necessary.

    If you are considering to import container homes, there are a few key points to keep in mind:

    • Finding a reputable supplier
    • Obtaining the necessary permits and approvals from your local council
    • Ensuring that the container home meets all local building codes and regulations

    At Platinum®, we have the customs expertise and knowledge to ensure that your prefabricated home or granny flat arrives safely and processed smoothly.

    Contact Platinum® Today!

    If you are considering importing a new prefabricated home or granny flat, contact Platinum® today. We are customs clearance experts in this specialised field of importing.


    We will assess your supplier’s paperwork before the goods are shipped to New Zealand. We understand that importing can be a stressful experience; we will do everything possible to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible.


    Contact our expert customs clearance brokers today to start the process.

    0800 166 716

    Frequently Asked Questions About
    Importing Prefabricated Homes & Granny Flats

    Can I import prefabricated homes and granny flats into New Zealand?

    Most prefabricated homes and granny flats can be easily imported to New Zealand. However, there are specific considerations that need to be addressed to ensure a smooth import process:

    • Refrigerant Gases: If your prefabricated home or granny flat includes appliances such as fridges or air-conditioners, it is essential to determine the type of refrigerant gas used in these appliances.
    • Timber Treatment: Timber components must be treated offshore before being shipped to New Zealand to comply with MPI biosecurity requirements.

    Addressing these key areas early can assist you in the import process – to make certain that the process is efficient and hassle free.

    What types of granny flats and prefabricated homes cannot be brought into New Zealand?

    Our company specialises in working with new prefabricated homes and granny flats. If you wish to import pre-owned prefabricated homes or granny flats, regrettably, you will need to liaise with a different customs broker. At Platinum®, we ensure that your brand-new prefabricated home or granny flat is imported smoothly and efficiently, adhering to all of New Zealand’s regulations and standards.

    What do you need to import caravans, granny flats and container homes?

    There is a multitude of documents needed to successfully import a prefabricated home or granny flat to New Zealand. Once you have found your overseas supplier, this is the best time to involve us in the process. At Platinum®, we can help you navigate the complex documentation requirements to ensure a smooth import process. Contact us today to get started and to make your import experience as seamless as possible.

    Importing a caravan