About Us

We've pursued the same goal since the beginning

We take pride in delivering excellent customer service, professional workmanship with a strong commitment to quality, and completing contracts on time and within budget. Our original philosophy was to provide affordable building solutions with no compromise on quality – values that we carry on today so our clients continue to receive the best results possible.


We have a long and successful history

Based in Huntly, Waikato, we're a New Zealand family owned business operating throughout the greater North Island for almost 40 years. Accreditations include Licensed Building Practitioners, Members of Certified Builders of NZ, and Prefab NZ for prebuilt construction. Since we started in 1982, we have built over 2000 classrooms and buildings.



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    Classrooms built in under cover factory bays

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    Advanced automation

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    Fully qualified technicians

New Factory

Our work areas are designed for high volume productivity

Constructing prefab transportable modular classrooms in our custom designed factory provides us with the environment to achieve a higher standard of quality control for the entire building process. Our method is quick, clean and affordable.

Building under cover with 50 construction bays provides huge timesaving and efficiencies . We can construct 300-400 classrooms per year up to 40-60% faster than conventional methods.


We take care of everything, from start to finish

We supply compliant classrooms and transport complete modular units to school sites around the North Island of New Zealand. The three main ingredients to a successful school building project are quality, price and time frame.

We offer a stream lined "factory built" building process, delivering the most innovative and cost effective building process on the market today without comprising quality. We can also manage your project from start to finish delivering a fully operational turnkey project.

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  • Structure
  • Cost
  • Strategy
  • Management
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Construction & Delivery

  • Consent
  • Building, wiring, plumbing, painting
  • Inspections, compliance
  • Transportation
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Site Works

  • Installation
  • Drains, utility connections
  • Accessibility ramps
  • Decks, ramps, covered walkways

Family owned and operated team of professionals

Builtsmart is a genuine New Zealand family owned and operated business constantly looking at ways to improve while never compromising on quality.

Philip Leather family at Builtsmart
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Video of building a pre-fab transportable home in our custom designed New Zealand factory demonstrates huge timesaving and efficiencies up to 40% quicker than conventional houses.

Modern Clean Design

Builtsmart transportable homes are great prefab houses designed to complement the way we live today. Kitchens and bathrooms are designed with modern clean lines, and built with durable cutting-edge materials.

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Kitchen and lounge in Builtsmart transportable house
Kitchen and lounge in Builtsmart transportable house
Bedroom in transportable house
Cedar cladding and white weatherboards

"I have all my furniture and paintings in now and the place looks amazing. I've had a constant flow of people come through for a look and everyone's been so impressed. Gee, it's lovely to live in. Really well designed. I just love it. Honestly, there is not one thing I would change."

Kathleen Curtin, Client
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494 Great South Rd
PO Box 286
Huntly 3740
New Zealand
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