Building a new home is an exciting process but not something most of us do every day.
Like anything new, jumping into the unknown can be pretty nerve-wracking, so it’s important to get to know the team who’ll be taking care of your build. Clear communication, trust and an upfront approach set the foundations for a positive, stress-free, committed relationship with your building team.
Get to know Helmut Modlik, Regional Manager of EasyBuild Manawatu-Whanganui, and find out why EasyBuild Homes offers a smart solution to building new in the Manawatu and Whanganui regions.
Tell us about yourself
Hey there, I’m Helmut—a regular guy with a not-so-regular journey.
I kicked things off with a stint in the army fresh out of school, a time that taught me discipline and determination. Later, I took on the academic challenge at Victoria University, proving that I’m always up for learning something new. I’ve dabbled in a bit of everything, from selling motorcycles and mastering welding to serving in the Infantry for a good chunk of time. These experiences have made me adaptable and tough, ready to handle whatever life throws my way.
But what really gets me going is helping folks get ahead in life. Housing, I believe, is a big part of that equation. I genuinely believe that EasyBuild’s homes can be the fix for the housing and affordability issues that many Kiwis face today. I’m no superstar; just a regular guy on a mission to make housing more accessible and life a bit better for others.
What’s your favourite part of the build process?
My favourite part of the build process is the initial stages, where our unique construction system truly shines. I love the speed at which we can erect our homes and seeing the progress just weeks after starting. It’s amazing to arrive at the site and find what looks like a home already sitting there.
Witnessing this rapid transformation from a bare piece of land to a nearly complete structure is incredibly satisfying. It’s a testament to the efficiency and effectiveness of our approach, and it’s the moment that truly sets the tone for the rest of the project.
What makes EasyBuild a great choice for building in the Manawatu and Whanganui areas?
EasyBuild is the perfect choice for building in the Manawatu-Whanganui region due to our deep community roots and tailored approach. Being a part of the local fabric, we understand the unique needs of the region.
Our innovative construction system is particularly advantageous here – it’s designed to swiftly transform a piece of land into a near-complete home within weeks, a crucial feature considering the variable climate. Moreover, our commitment to affordability and sustainability aligns well with the values of the region. With EasyBuild, you’re not just building a house; you’re investing in a smart, future-ready home in the Manawatu-Whanganui area.
What EasyBuild home designs are your clients choosing for their Manawatu and Whanganui builds, and why?
Given the current financial climate, a substantial portion of our Manawatu and Whanganui clients are astute investors and landowners aiming to amplify property value through infill and rental housing.
Our 2 and 3-bedroom models, notably the Woodford, Wanaka, and Piha designs have proven to be the most popular among these clientele. These options offer a pragmatic and cost-efficient avenue to unlock existing property potential. With an emphasis on space optimisation, and tailored to the needs of investors and landowners, these designs capitalise on the demand for well-crafted, quality homes.
What’s your advice for anyone thinking about building new in the Manawatu and Whanganui?
Begin by aligning your vision with your budget and the current market realities. With the high interest rates and affordability challenges, opt for designs that offer efficient use of space without compromising on quality.
Next, tap into local expertise. Choose a company like EasyBuild that understands the unique demands of the region. Our homes are locally crafted to meet New Zealand’s tough climate conditions, ensuring durability and comfort.
Finally, factor in the construction speed. Swift building not only reduces costs but also gets you settled faster. Remember, building new is an investment. Make informed decisions that balance affordability, quality, and market demands for a future-ready home.
What do you think makes EasyBuild stand out from other new home providers?
What distinguishes EasyBuild from other new home providers is our deep local roots in the Manawatu and Whanganui region. Having spent most of my life here, I’ve got an intimate understanding of the area’s unique characteristics, needs, and challenges. This intrinsic connection allows us to tailor our solutions to perfectly fit the region’s demands.
Additionally, our construction approach is innovative and efficient. We have honed a system that prioritises speed without compromising on quality.
But it’s not just about construction—it’s about community. Our commitment to enhancing the region’s housing landscape extends beyond the physical structures. EasyBuild is a holistic solution, built on local insight, efficient processes, and a sincere dedication to improving lives in the Manawatu and Whanganui region.
Of course myself and the team are always here to support you on this journey, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!