Does the Ark cabin need building consent? Yes, the Ark does need building consent. We have been granted a multi-proof certificate, which means the Ark has been pre-approved by the M.B.I.E. Our team is happy to help advise you through this process.
What is the difference between the Northern Ark and Southern Ark? The Northern Ark is our standard design, with 25mm polystyrene insulation and single glazed round windows. The Southern Ark has been developed to suit clients in colder climates, therefore it includes double glazed aluminium windows and doors, 50mm polystyrene installation and a larger 12 L califont.
What are the requirements for the site? The site needs to be level and compacted, with no stones that could puncher the pontoons. It needs to be boxed and covered with preferably gap 20 metal, and this metal compacted. The compacting of the site is very important, as we do not want the pontoons sinking into the ground, warping the structure. The site preparation is the clients responsibility.
What are the extra costs for delivery? To deliver we use our own vehicles, therefore we are looking at covering fuel and road costs. If you live in the South Island, there will be an extra cost to cover the inter-island ferry.
What is the literage of the pontoons? The pontoons with the Ark holds approximately 3,000L. The pontoons in the Family Ark hold approximately 4500L.
How are the pontoons filled? Guttering leading from the roof of the Ark to the pontoons are included in the build.
What is the build time? Both Arks takes approximately two/three weeks to build. Build time is weather dependent.
What is the payment plan? To hold your place in the queue we ask for a 10% deposit, this deposit is non-refundable. Once we have a build date we will ask for a further 40%. One week into the build, we will invoice for a further 45%. A 5% payment is used for a security retention period, to be paid 20 days after the build is completed.
What is our warranty? The Ark comes with one-year free maintenance on the structure and performance of the original Ark. Structural materials used to build the Arks have a 15 year warranty.
Will there be any delays? We are a small but efficient company, therefore we work on a first in first served basis. Once your 10% deposit is paid you will be put in the queue and we will communicate with you about an approximate build date.