This house is a classic design found throughout the country. The cottage can have an optional lean-to over the front porch to complete the traditional look.

In this instance, the main structure is 10 meters wide and 5 meters deep with a 30 degree gable roof. Attached to the back is a 10 meter wide and 5 meter deep lean-to. That makes a for a very comfortable 100 square meter cottage. We can customise this cottage to meets your requirements – larger or smaller, weather boards or corrugated iron.

There are various floor plans for this house. There is an option to have the living area in the front of the house or at the back. Another option is to have the living area along one side of the house and the bedrooms on the other.

The ceiling in the front of the house can be exposed to follow the roof line – a vaulted ceiling. Alternatively, a mezzanine floor can be installed for a storage area in the roof and the ceiling made flat.

Please click on an image below to explore different floor plan options. We are happy to assist in customising a floor plan to suit your needs.

Inclusions and exclusions for cottage floorplan option 1

Full Build Priced From $POA
Shell Only (with Windows and Doors Installed)
Priced From $POA


Building Shell

-Supply and installation of a 100mm thick concrete slab to meet the requirements of the Building Code. Includes a concrete front porch, under-slab polystyrene insulation, all necessary footings and perimeter foundations. The ground under the slab is assumed to be flat and suitable for building i.e. ground to have at least 300kpa bearing capacity and a cleared building platform.

-Supply and install cold rolled formed galvanised steel structural columns, rafters (30degree main roof pitch & 5 degree lean-to roofs), purlins, girts, and bracing elements: including the supply and installation of all necessary fastenings for the building structure.

-Supply and install corrugated Colorsteel Endura (0.40 Base Metal Thickness) cladding and roofing in any standard Colorsteel colour. Wall cladding to be install vertically.

-Supply and install wire mesh to roof and wrap to roof and walls.

-Supply, frame, and install 6 aluminium double glazed opening windows (4 x 1.7 wide & 1.2m high and 2 x 0.67m wide & 0.9m high) and 2 aluminium double glazed doors (0.8m wide & 2.0m high).

-Supply and install all necessary window, door, roof, ridge cap (with soft edge) wall, vermin, eave, and gable flashings for up to and including high wind zones to suit NZBC E2/AS1.

-Supply and install thermal break to all girts and purlins.

-A manufactures warranty of not less than 50 years on the structure.

-Site specific engineering calculations for the structure.

Fit-out of building

-Supply and install all framing to exterior walls and ceilings.

-Supply and install all framing for interior walls.

-Supply and install fibreglass insulation to roof (R2.2) and exterior walls (R1.8).

-Supply and install all linings to interior walls and ceilings with 13mm standard Gib board except in the wet area where 13mm Aqualine will be used.

-Supply and install internal solid core doors and associated door hardware.

-Supply and install pine skirting, cornice and trims.

-Plaster all interior walls and ceilings to achieve an F4 finish. Includes tight stopping to corners and bathroom ceiling.

-Supply and apply paint to all walls, ceilings, doors and trim. Includes filling fixings holes, 1 coat of sealer/primer and two top coats.

-Supply and install standard quality kitchen units and bench top including sink and tap.

-Supply and install plumbing pipe work (waste & water) and HW system (not connected to mains (POA).

-Supply and install standard quality bathroom fixtures and fittings (shower, vanity, toilet, mirror and toilet roll holder).

-Supply and install standard quality electrical fixtures and cabling (7 light switches & fixtures, 17 electrical outlets, hot water system and stove outlet and switchboard not connected to mains POA).

-Supply and install standard quality flooring.

Optional Upgrades:

-Any cladding style weatherboard, sheet cladding in timber or fibre cement sheeting, schist features etc.

-Extra electrical, telecommunications and plumbing options are available.

-Alter the size of the building.

-Kitchen and bathroom upgrades available (POA).

-Light fixture upgrades available.

-Add additional building features such as eaves, a lean-to or pergolas and the like.

-Alter the roof pitch 5, 11, 15, 22, 30 and 45 degrees come as standard options.

-Timber linings to interior walls.

-Tiled floors and walls.



-Drawings for Building Consent (Price on Application)

-Building Consent fees and associated costs such as geotechnical reports and a site survey where necessary.

-Any Resource Consent Application fees and associated costs.

-Connection to services beyond 1 metre from the building electrical, gas, water, sewer and storm water etc.

-Window treatments, furniture and the like