We want kiwis to live in good kiwi homes!

(Not the typical one that we are all used to; inefficient, unhealthy & outdated)

 
  Inefficient A typical New Zealand home uses a considerable amount of energy. Even new homes built to NZ building code perform only marginally better than those built 60 years ago.

 

Inefficient

A typical New Zealand home uses a considerable amount of energy. Even new homes built to NZ building code perform only marginally better than those built 60 years ago.

  Unhealthy A typical New Zealand homes is cold, damp and draughty. For most of the year we bring up our families in environments that are below world minimum standards for healthy living environments.   

 

Unhealthy

A typical New Zealand homes is cold, damp and draughty. For most of the year we bring up our families in environments that are below world minimum standards for healthy living environments. 

 

  Outdated Today's homes are built and operated with systems our grandparents used. They are slow to construct, don't accommodate new technology, and are not built for the future.

 

Outdated

Today's homes are built and operated with systems our grandparents used. They are slow to construct, don't accommodate new technology, and are not built for the future.


The resulting home is expensive, uncomfortable, unsatisfying, wasteful of precious natural resources, and does not support modern family living. 


First Light are building the future of NZ homes

 
  Net Zero energy We start with a well insulated air-tight building shell, use natural strategies for heating and cooling, then supplement with innovative, easy to use technologies and a small solar PV system. The resulting efficiency means NO more gas or electric bills for you!

 

Net Zero energy

We start with a well insulated air-tight building shell, use natural strategies for heating and cooling, then supplement with innovative, easy to use technologies and a small solar PV system. The resulting efficiency means NO more gas or electric bills for you!

  Space efficient Bigger is not necessarily better, its just bigger. Right-sized design makes smaller spaces feel large. Eliminating wasted areas and maximising function reduces the square metre size without sacrificing comfort. This reduces up-front costs, energy demands and system sizes.

 

Space efficient

Bigger is not necessarily better, its just bigger. Right-sized design makes smaller spaces feel large. Eliminating wasted areas and maximising function reduces the square metre size without sacrificing comfort. This reduces up-front costs, energy demands and system sizes.

  Streamlined construction We will customise our build process to best suit your site. Whether this is built traditionally, pre-built in panels off site or fully finished in the factory we will utilise the most efficient build process near you to reduce time on site, cut down construction waste, and eliminate errors and delays.

 

Streamlined construction

We will customise our build process to best suit your site. Whether this is built traditionally, pre-built in panels off site or fully finished in the factory we will utilise the most efficient build process near you to reduce time on site, cut down construction waste, and eliminate errors and delays.


Our Homes are designed for you

We understand that building a new house is a big step to take and may seem a bit daunting to the uninitiated. But in the studio, designing and building good-feeling, good-quality homes is the name and the aim of our game! So we've come up with a few design options to make the whole process easier and much less scary. There is always room to customise the plans for your unique site and situation, but in terms of space maximisation, energy efficiency and buildability, the hard yards have been done for you. 

Check out our range of customisable homes below.

Interested in any of our plan options or want to find out more about our homes currently under development?

Give us a call or send us an email.