The Portable People

Creating Space for Possibilities

Using innovation to ensure quality living spaces for all

We’re here to bring New Zealand to the forefront of what’s possible. To provide the most innovative healthy, sustainable, warm transportable homes and buildings with minimum impact on the planet, on council services and on each other.

Things we care about

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people

We help people however we can. We support Youth Inspire Trust, giving skills and experience to our local youth and the Gateway Programme, giving work experience to local college students.

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environment

We aim to be a zero waste company, recycling every possible component –the steel off our panels, our aluminium off cuts, even excess polysterene finds its way into insulation products. Our paper and cardboard is also recycled. We’re here to add value to New Zealand, to leave a positive imprint that benefits all and keeps our country clean and green.

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Community

Giving back and being involved is important. Recently we rallied round with our suppliers to donate a much needed portable staff room to our local childcare centre. The sea of smiling faces was a wonderful payment!

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future

Our mission is to keep finding solutions that step outside of what is known into what is possible. We believe in a future New Zealand where every Kiwi can have access to a warm home, and will keep working on new transportable products and solutions to make this happen. We use the very latest materials (some of them unique to us) to ensure warmth and endurance in the most affordable ways.

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quality

We create transportable buildings that are made to last the test of time, withstand the elements and yet have style and detail that shows how much we care. Fittings, materials, craftsmanship, custom fit – everything to a standard that goes way beyond what we are required by Council standards.

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value

We’ll always offer competitive pricing but the real value comes from better quality and better service – making sure you get what you want, when you want it, to the price you agree. We take care of all the details including delivery, and let you choose the level of service that suits you:

  • Unit only supplied ex our workshop
  • Consented Unit + foundations design
  • Consented Unit + foundations design + complete site works
OUR VISION – YOUR SPACE

Our vision

Our vision is ‘creating space for possibilities’ and we take this into everything we do.

We don’t just make the best quality portable buildings in town, we also see the possibilities behind them. We see beyond the building site, to where something amazing is being constructed. We see futures being created. We see the families who enjoy the extra space in their world. And we know that our role is to help make these things possible by providing quality, being helpful and caring deeply about what we do.

oUR VISION – YOUR SPACE

Our vision

Our vision is ‘creating space for possibilities’ and we take this into everything we do.

We don’t just make the best quality portable buildings in town, we also see the possibilities behind them. We see beyond the building site, to where something amazing is being constructed. We see futures being created. We see the families who enjoy the extra space in their world. And we know that our role is to help make these things possible by providing quality, being helpful and caring deeply about what we do.

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Founder & managing director

Norma McCarty

Norma is the founder and managing director of Able Spaces.

She was previously the owner of Portable Building Hire Wellington and has been in the construction industry for 7 years.

Outside of work, she’s an avid Crossfitter, mum of 2 cute trouble makers, wife of 1 (thankfully) and has a burning desire to genuinely provide a new, quality,  affordable housing solution for Kiwis. Originally born and raised in France by European parents, she has seen first hand how warm European houses generally are. She always wondered why NZ homes are built as if NZ was a tropical island! She believes life is too short not to wear colour, which you may have noticed from the branding.  Her attitude is just as colourful. She’s here to shake up the industry of prefabricated homes and isn’t afraid to discuss how pre fab isn’t a dirty word!

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manufacturing manager

Colin Holmes

Colin is the Manufacturing Manager of Able Spaces.

He’s in charge of the manufacturing of the transportable homes. Colin worked with Norma at Portable Building Hire Wellington and he must have found her ok to work with, because they still work alongside each other at Able Spaces!

Colin has over 30years experience in the construction industry in a variety of areas. Outside of work, Colin is a father of 2, loves a cheeky Friday night drink, his yearly pilgrimage to Melbourne for the car racing. He has grown up in ‘The Valley” and seems to be better connected than Einstein’s neurons!

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Admin Manager

Stevie Schroder