Product Design Services

We support the development of your prefab product and system, whether for serial production or a one-off build. This Offsite Product Design service is for anyone interested in harnessing the benefits of prefabricated timber systems, be it developer, contractor, designer, or the actual prefabricator.


We identify and integrate the systems that suit your project best and optimise for panelised or modular construction by recommending standard details that work.


We also consult on QA systems to achieve compliance in the prefab factory.
Manufacture of the prefab product can be manual, semi-automated, or fully automated. The key to a successful offsite product and system lies in a rigorous DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) process from day one. This is where we come in.


We work with designers to inform their creative concepts for factory productivity and to optimise for speed of assembly on site, from small family home, multi-storey apartments, to commercial projects.

 

Light timber frame panels (open and closed), mass timber panels or frames, floor and roof cassette and pod systems are our specialties.

Services and Expertise

  • New prefab product development

  • Walls, floors, roofs / open and closed / frames, panels, and pods

  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA)

  • CAD/CAM fabrication modelling and factory integration

  • 2D shop drawings and production documentation

  • Value Engineering

Ph +64 (3) 331 6113   M  021 104 1485   E johann@offsitedesign.co.nz      

128 Montreal Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand