They’re known for being Kiwi-owned, Victoria-built, and redefining the way we live. Award-winning custom home builders, NZ Builders’ Damon Gray and David Phillips have started a fresh new project, Kompak Prefab, which aims to bridge the gap between high-performance and affordability.
NZ Builders has earned a reputation for building some of the most architecturally stunning homes on Vancouver Island and surrounding areas, always with an emphasis on sustainability, comfort and durability.
In 2004, the company began doing renovations to improve the health of their clients’ homes, and soon recognized a startling pattern — code-built homes were continuously deteriorating due to rot and mould, often requiring costly restoration within the first 10 to 20 years.
The NZ Builders team shifted its focus to developing innovative building techniques to deliver homes that would maintain their integrity in Vancouver Island’s wet, west coast climate.
NZ Builders has since gained national recognition for building some of the first net zero ready and Passive House homes in the area.
A healthy choice
“Everybody deserves to live in a healthy, comfortable home, so we feel it is our responsibility to educate our clients about how the decisions they make in the initial stages of building will help protect the health of their family and their investment long term,” says Gray, General Manager and founder of NZ Builders.
Building custom homes that push the envelope for building and design is a true passion for NZ Builders. Still, Dave and Damon could not ignore the growing issue of housing accessibility in the Greater Victoria community.
Prefab homes that suit every need
Kompak Prefab is a modular prefab construction company born out of a need for more financially feasible housing options.
With homes starting at $290,000, the units are built offsite and can be delivered to bare land or even installed as a garden suite for homeowners looking to maximize the use of their land while maintaining privacy.
“We love taking on projects that challenge us from a design perspective, and the process of creating these smaller-scale homes that still align with our high standards of quality has been nothing short of challenging,” says Phillips, Operations Manager of NZ Builders.
“The same barriers in design, construction, engineering and permits still exist, but the benefit is we only have to go through this process once, which allows us to deliver a high-quality product at a much lower cost.”
Kompak Prefab officially launches in Spring 2022.