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Welcome to Terrafermah where innovation meets sustainability to shape the future of housing

The Terrafermah Groups singular focus is to drive down costs with,

  1. Innovation, vertically integrating the entire design, manufacture and product logistics.

  2. House and land development in NZ designed for rental to 55 year + tennants

  3. Providing homes "For Sale" to essential service workers


At the core of Terrafermah lies a unique synergy of five specialized entities, each integral to our mission of transforming the way we live.

Our journey began with a simple yet profound goal: to redefine the standards of construction and housing through the power of vertical integration. By harmonizing the strengths of our diverse entities, we've cultivated an unparalleled competitive edge characterized by rapid project delivery, cost efficiency, and scalability.

Our dedication to innovation is not just about building homes; it's about creating legacies.

Terrafermah thrives on the principle of self-reliance, focusing exclusively on internal projects to ensure that every creation bears our hallmark of excellence. This approach has not only streamlined our operations but also fostered a culture of continuous improvement and breakthrough innovation.

Collaboration is at the heart of our success.

Over the years, we've cultivated enduring partnerships with various government and territorial authorities. These relationships are built on trust and mutual respect, paving the way for us to achieve our ambitious objectives. Our commitment to excellence and innovation is recognized and supported at the highest levels, as evidenced by our proprietary housing building system. This system, protected by patents and backed by extensive research and development, is designed to revolutionize the efficiency of dwelling construction.

Our pioneering efforts have been acknowledged through the NZ government's Multiproof approvals, facilitating a seamless and expedited building consent process.

Terrafermah stands apart in the industry. We have consciously chosen to prioritize our mission over commercial gains, opting not to engage with external contracts from corporate or international clients. This focused approach ensures that every project we undertake aligns with our vision of delivering innovative, value-driven solutions to a broad customer base.

Leading Terrafermah's visionary path is our director, Dave Fermah. Dave embodies the spirit of hands-on leadership, overseeing every aspect of our operations to ensure they converge towards excellence. His holistic management philosophy ensures that innovation, customer satisfaction, efficient design, financial viability, and stakeholder returns are not just goals, but realities we live by.

Join us on this journey of transformation.

With Terrafermah, it's not just about building houses; it's about setting new benchmarks for living spaces that are as sustainable as they are innovative.


Welcome to our world, where every project is a step towards a better future.

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Modulock : Leading the way in modular housing solutions


Modulock has been a trusted name in New Zealand's construction industry since the 1970s, starting with the development of a modular timber wall system used to build the NZ Commonwealth Games village in Christchurch. Over the decades, Modulock has expanded and refined its offerings, now featuring several distinct product lines:

Product Lines:

  • Modulock SmartHAUS: Innovative IT solutions embedded in NZ housing, supported by NZ Government Callaghan Innovation R&D.

  • Modulock PrimeHAUS: NZ-designed houses manufactured by Panasonic Japan.

  • Modulock OurHAUS: NZ-designed small houses manufactured in China, delivered complete with furniture.

  • Modulock KiwiHAUS: Traditional NZ timber and brick houses.

  • Modulock QualitätHAUS: Bespoke architectural housing.


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  •   Regulatory Compliance: Ensures all construction complies with stringent NZ government regulations for safety and quality.

  • Efficiency: Utilizes approved systems for expedited building consent processes.


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Innovative Partnerships

Modulock’s exclusive agreements with Panasonic Homes and OurHAUS China enable cutting-edge design and construction methodologies, addressing industry challenges such as budget overruns, delayed timelines, and material quality concerns. By integrating innovative design with legacy regulatory systems and leveraging global efficiencies in procurement, manufacture, and supply chain management, Modulock sets a new standard in housing construction.

Commitment to Precision, Quality, and Sustainability

Every Modulock home embodies precision, quality, and sustainability. From detailed house plans to comprehensive installation manuals and rigorous quality assurance systems, each aspect is designed for efficiency, durability, and environmental responsibility. Our global partnerships ensure that every Modulock home exceeds modern homeowner expectations.

Building a Sustainable Future

Modulock is a leader in the movement towards sustainable, efficient, and affordable housing. Our partnerships with Panasonic Home Japan and OurHAUS China underscore our commitment to world-class modular housing solutions. As we tackle the housing crisis, we invite you to join us in building a better, more sustainable future.

Product Highlights

Modulock SmartHAUS

A cutting-edge integration of IoT technologies to enhance residential environments, focusing on safety, efficiency, and health compliance. Features include:

  • Comprehensive health monitoring system using AI-driven analysis.

  • Intelligent systems for utility consumption and environmental conditions management.

  • Integrated platform for property management tasks.

  • Robust API integration and cloud-based architecture for secure, scalable data handling.


Modulock PrimeHAUS

NZ-designed modular solutions manufactured by Panasonic in Japan, known for quality and durability, capable of withstanding severe earthquakes and cyclones. This collaboration sets new benchmarks for modular construction, offering scalable, cost-effective, and swift solutions without sacrificing quality.


NZ-designed small houses pre-built in China by the largest export prefabricated housing supplier. These homes are tailored to meet the rigorous NZ/Australian building standards and are designed for durability and environmental friendliness.


Modulock is at the forefront of modular housing, providing innovative solutions that address modern housing challenges.

Join us as we redefine modular housing and pave the way for a new era in construction.




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Our HAUS:  Redefining prefab

housing in New Zealand

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Exclusive Partnerships and Unmatched Quality

Our HAUS, at the forefront of China's prefab housing innovation, contract manufacturing plant is recognized globally for its robust and efficient construction solutions. Utilized by the US government for emergency housing, our Modulock Beijing contract manufacturing plant exemplifies the highest standards of quality and safety., With yearly or bi-yearly audits conducted by US federal inspectors, our commitment to excellence is unwavering. These exclusive partnerships grant us unparalleled design, manufacture, and distribution rights for Modulock in New Zealand, ensuring that our homes are not just buildings but legacies of quality and durability.

Local Expertise, Global Standards

Our construction process is deeply rooted in community and craftsmanship. By involving local builders and labourers, we not only contribute to the local economy but also ensure that all units meet the essential CCC standards set by local authorities. This approach guarantees a seamless blend of global innovation and local expertise, resulting in homes that are not only compliant with New Zealand's building regulations but also embody the spirit of Kiwi innovation.

Beyond Compliance: A Commitment to Excellence

All Our HAUS homes are designed to exceed New Zealand's stringent building regulations. Our NZ govt sanctioned approval signifies our commitment to adhering to the highest standards, including structural lifespans and the Healthy Homes criteria. With every material and building methodology undergoing rigorous approval processes, and plans reviewed by New Zealand-certified engineers and licensed architects, our homes set a new benchmark for quality in the housing sector.

Quality Assurance: The Our HAUS Promise

Quality is not just a standard; it's our promise. Every Our HAUS undergoes a meticulous 69-point quality check during manufacture, with results audited randomly each month by Intertek, one of the world's leading compliance companies. This rigorous quality assurance process ensures that every home we build not only meets but exceeds expectations, providing a safe, comfortable, and enduring living space for our customers.

Building Consents and Government Approval

Compliance with local building consents is paramount. Every Our HAUS is designed to be fully compliant with New Zealand government MBIE standards, allowing for installation under standard NZ building consents. We ensure that each site has its own foundation, wastewater, stormwater, and services plans, meticulously prepared and lodged to meet all requirements. This thorough approach guarantees that Our HAUS homes are not just approved but celebrated for their innovation and sustainability.

NZ Construction Ltd: A Legacy of Building Homes

Modulock, the modular housing brand of NZ Construction Ltd, carries forward a legacy of housing Kiwis that dates back to the 1970s. From constructing the 1974 Commonwealth Games Village to pioneering prefab housing solutions, our journey is marked by a commitment to quality, innovation, and community. As exclusive distributors of Our HAUS in New Zealand, we continue to build not just homes but foundations for a better future.

Explore the Our HAUS difference.

Where global innovation meets local craftsmanship, creating homes that are robust, modern, comfortable, and secure. Welcome to the future of housing in New Zealand.

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Modulock  Prime HAUS

Transforming the Landscape of Housing

A vision for the future


Through a strategic joint venture with Toyota, named Prime Life Technologies, Panasonic Homes is dedicated to crafting the houses and cities of tomorrow. This partnership leverages Toyota's and Panasonic's unparalleled manufacturing expertise to create homes that stand the test of time. This expertise is now combined with Modulock’s NZ design and build experience.

The Essence of Panasonic Homes Manufacturing in Japan Innovative Construction

Utilizing fully automated plants equipped with cutting-edge robotics, the construction process mirrors the high standards and efficiency found in the automotive and electronic manufacturing sectors.

Resilience and Sustainability

As a certified Net Zero energy house builder by the Japanese Government, Panasonic Homes emphasizes energy efficiency and ensures that every home can withstand natural disasters, as proven by their survival in the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake.

Bringing Panasonic Homes Manufacturing Expertise to New Zealand

Kiwi Housing Ltd, in collaboration with Panasonic NZ Ltd, introduces Modulock NZ designed Panasonic Homes to the New Zealand market. This initiative offers high-quality, sustainable housing options that are both affordable and innovative. By integrating Panasonic's advanced manufacturing processes and Kiwi Housing Ltd's local expertise, we aim to redefine residential construction.


Our Commitment to Quality and Sustainable Practices

Panasonic manufactured homes are designed with the environment in mind, incorporating recycling and waste reduction in production plants and using self-cleaning KIRATECH tiles that purify air, mimicking the beneficial effects of forest trees.

Exceptional Durability and Performance

Our homes are built to last, featuring robust structures with superior earthquake and typhoon resistance, excellent thermal performance, and high fire resistance, ensuring safety, comfort, and peace of mind for every resident.

A Future Built on Innovation and Excellence

Panasonic manufactured homes represent the future of housing, combining traditional values with futuristic innovation. With over 50 years of experience and approximately 850,000 housing units supplied globally, Panasonic manufactured homes stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of its founder, Konosuke Matsushita. Our commitment to quality, sustainability, and family well-being remains unwavering as we continue to push the boundaries of what a home can be.

Discover the Difference explore the Panasonic manufactured homes difference.

Join us in building the foundations for a brighter, more sustainable future in New Zealand.


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Panasonic Homes manufacturing facility Kyoto. Japan, where NZ designed houses will be manufactured in a fully automated plant

Erecting a Pansonic flat pack home

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MiHome Villages:

A New Horizon in Affordable Housing

First test village using Modulck systems currently under development



Welcome to MiHome Villages

MiHome Villages represent a revolutionary approach to affordable housing, specifically designed for those aged 55+ and individuals with disabilities. Our mission is clear: to provide low-cost housing solutions that do not compromise on quality. These clusters of dwellings are not just homes; they're the beginning of a new chapter for those seeking comfort, affordability, and a community tailored to their needs.


Affordable Living Redefined

At MiHome Villages, "low cost" means much more than affordable rents—which are up to 20% below market rates. It encompasses lower operating costs across energy, telecoms, and water, ensuring that our residents enjoy not only lower living expenses but also a higher quality of life. Importantly, our commitment to affordability never comes at the expense of quality. Each MiHome village is designed to surpass the standards typically found in private housing, setting a new benchmark for affordable living.


How MiHome Makes It Possible

The success of MiHome Villages is a direct result of our collaborative ecosystem, comprising our sister companies:


NZ Construction Ltd:

Our dedicated team handles the supply and installation of dwellings and oversees all civil works, ensuring each project is executed flawlessly from start to finish.

Terrafermah Ltd: Specializing in project management, Terrafermah Ltd orchestrates the development of each MiHome Village, turning visionary plans into reality.

This synergistic partnership leverages the combined expertise of our founding directors in technology, property development, timber manufacturing, and distribution. Together, we've harnessed this diverse skill set to innovate and streamline the process of manufacturing, supplying, erecting, and managing housing.


The Result: Excellence in Housing

The integration of our specialized disciplines and experiences has culminated in the creation of MiHome Modulock dwellings. With patents pending, these homes are supported by over 150 pages of detailed specifications, installation guides, and quality assurance plans and manuals. Our meticulous approach ensures that each dwelling is erected to meet our rigorous standards, providing residents with a home that is both efficient and exceptional.


Joining the MiHome Village Community

MiHome Villages are crafted for specific corporate customers, including social housing providers and private trusts, to achieve the scale of efficiencies necessary for delivering our innovative housing solutions. Our model is designed to cater to those who require it most, ensuring that each MiHome Village becomes a beacon of hope and a source of comfort for its residents.

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Experience the difference with MiHome Villages, where affordable housing meets unparalleled quality and community.

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