No winter slowdown with a new build mini home

Living in the Maritimes, we all know only too well how nasty winter weather slows life down – and this is especially true when it comes to home building. However, if your new home is a Kent manufactured home, it doesn’t matter how cold it gets or how much snow falls, your new home will still be delivered on time.

This is because Kent homes are manufactured inside where it is warm and dry, in a climate-controlled environment. Unlike a site builder – where you have to wait for the ground to thaw, or nasty weather prevents people from being able to work safely – our homes aren’t subject to weather related setbacks and encumbrances.

The volume of homes produced in the Kent factory means that craftsmen and women work year round doing the one thing that they were trained in and do best – the window installers do nothing but install windows, the drywallers do nothing but drywalling, the cabinet makers are doing nothing but cabinetry. And they’re doing this inside– nobody is taking shortcuts because it is raining sideways or there’s a wind-chill of -30 and they just want to get home!

Throughout the home build process, each home passes quality checks before progressing to the next stage, and every part of the build is closely monitored. Buyers of new Kent mini homes are encouraged to visit the factory in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, to see how their home is progressing, and last year some of our happy customers (Paul and Cat ) did just that, and you can read all about it in this blog post.

Another Kent Home being built in the warm and dry!

Not having building materials getting wet or frozen offers mini homes a strong advantage over traditional stick built homes, as they aren’t susceptible to weather damage or the mould that can follow as a consequence. By the time your new home leaves the Kent factory, everything is sealed and weatherproof. Another advantage? We can install your new Kent home year round.

All of these things contribute to the fact that when you buy a new Kent mini home it is delivered on time, and on budget. With a site built home this is rarely the case, and you’re often told to budget for cost overruns of ten to 20 percent. That isn’t ever something you need to worry about when you buy a new Kent mini home from Havill’s.

For the health and welfare of all customers and staff, our office is temporarily closed to the public. We are taking action to limit contact with the public, while still being there for you, our customers. New Home viewings are still available on an appointment only basis. All enquiries are to be made via our office phone voicemail system (902)835-8388 or by email:

If you have made an appointment with a home consultant, please confirm before coming in. Obviously, if you have been out of Nova Scotia and are in a self-isolation situation or have been in contact with someone who has recently been outside of Nova Scotia, please reschedule. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please reschedule. We are closely monitoring the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation. We are committed to following the guidelines issued by all levels of Government.

Note: This information is current as of December 1st, 2020. As Governments continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic with additional responses, we will ensure our customers are kept informed.

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