QUALITY IS NEVER OPTIONAL
PROUDLY SUPPORTING LOCAL
ruru homes is licence holder of New Zealand Made ®
The Kiwi trademark is a trusted brand that is globally recognised by consumers as a label depicting NZ Made products.
The trademark signifies that a product or service is New Zealand Made according to the rules of the Fair Trading Act. As a registered trademark, it has a strict set of rules (Code of Practice) governing how it can be used. Products must be registered with BNZM and must meet the criteria in the Code of Practice to use the trademark.
Established in 1988. When products carry the registered Kiwi trademark customers can be confident that the country of origin is New Zealand.
LIVING IN TIMBER.
Our homes are timber framed. We believe in the fact that living in timber is a much better feeling than living in steel. Timber is a natural product, and we use NZ grown douglas fir for our builds, only. Our outside cladding is NZ grown pine and our inside lining is also NZ made plywood, sourced and manufactured at the West Coast of NZ.
HOT & COLD, IN WINTER & SUMMER
We pride ourselves in building homes, that come with the full convenience of daily life's needs. Therefore, we use high end insulation under, over and in the walls. Also, our double glazed windows are made in Nelson, as we consciously avoid imports and support local.
We want you to be safe. Therefore, our electrical wiring and installations, gasfitting, and fireplace installations are all carried out by certified tradesmen only. You get the signed paperwork with your delivery, plus all homes come with an LPG, carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. No worries!
We build homes, on tiny footprints. For us that means we do not compromise the convenience of real size appliances. We don't do tiny hand basins, but 900mm wide vanity units. We don't do double cooktops, we do 4 burner gas stoves, with 600mm wide electric (or gas) ovens. We do 900mm wide dishwashers, and a minimum of 900x900mm showers are standard. All bedrooms fit singles, queens and king size beds easily. How convenient!
SO BRIGHT, SO LIGHT
Each Ruru leaves the yard turnkey ready. All walls come with preinstalled LED lightings that are very power efficient, run easily on off-grid situations and make a wonderful light - ambient but still bright enough to work, without an artificial feeling.
IT WILL LAST, AND LAST, AND LAST, AND LAST LONGER
The products we choose, the materials we use and the people we work with are great. Long lasting, high end, experienced. This mix gives our customers the reassurance that our products will last, as an enjoyable and reliable tiny residence.
THE HOME SHOULD BE HEALTHY
There is a reason for healthy home standards. So why would you compromise this in a tiny space. At ruru, all homes come with extractor fans and significant window space to allow sufficient airflow. This will keep your house and yourself dry, and safe.
IF YOU WANT SOLAR, YOU CAN HAVE SOLAR
All rurus are future proofed. They come with all required wiring and conduits in the walls that is needed to easily change from on-grid to off-grid. Bring on the panels, batteries and inverter of your choice - the ruru has easy connection points on the roof to make your change of lifestyle (in either direction) easy as.
ONE CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH PLUGS
Along with the convenience of living comes the opportunity to plug in. Power points, TV aerials, even ethernet - your ruru has outlets everywhere, in each room. We doubt you can ever run out of plugs.
SAVE IT, AND SPEND IT WISELY
All rurus come with a 16l Rinnai Gas Califont, plus two digital remotes in the kitchen and in the shower. These remotes allow you to decide on your water temperature in each room, for your convenience and of course to save on gas. You will never shower as hot as you cook, why bother to waste gas, and money then!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: FINISH
We pride ourselves in extra great finishing. Skirting, Architraves, Scotia, Siliconed edges, pure perfection to the last bit. Every ruru leaves the yard after 2 internal quality checks performed after finishing, before it is even presented to the customer. Once you receive your ruru, it is perfect.