The First Light Home

Designed for you. We understand that building a new house is a big step so we've developed the First Light Home to make the whole process easier and much less scary. We want kiwis to live in good kiwi homes! 

 

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.

 
     Net zero energy   We start with a well insulated, airtight building shell, use natural strategies for heating and cooling, then supplement these with innovative, easy to use technologies and a small solar PV system. The resulting efficiency means you can say goodbye to your gas and electrical bills forever!   

 

Net zero energy

We start with a well insulated, airtight building shell, use natural strategies for heating and cooling, then supplement these with innovative, easy to use technologies and a small solar PV system. The resulting efficiency means you can say goodbye to your gas and electrical bills forever!

 

     Space efficient   Bigger is not necessarily better, it’s just bigger. Right-sized design makes smaller spaces feel large. Clever planning maximises function and eliminates wasted areas, reducing the square metre size without sacrificing comfort. This minimises up-front costs, energy demands and system sizes.

 

Space efficient

Bigger is not necessarily better, it’s just bigger. Right-sized design makes smaller spaces feel large. Clever planning maximises function and eliminates wasted areas, reducing the square metre size without sacrificing comfort. This minimises up-front costs, energy demands and system sizes.

     Streamlined construction   We will customise our build process to best suit you and your site. Whether this means building traditionally, utilising pre-built panels or delivering a fully-finished factory-built home, we will employ the most suitable and efficient construction process near you in to reduce time and construction waste on site. 

 

Streamlined construction

We will customise our build process to best suit you and your site. Whether this means building traditionally, utilising pre-built panels or delivering a fully-finished factory-built home, we will employ the most suitable and efficient construction process near you in to reduce time and construction waste on site. 

 
 Based on original award-winning Meridian First Light this 100 square meter, 2 bedroom home is more spacious, better performing and even more affordable.

Based on original award-winning Meridian First Light this 100 square meter, 2 bedroom home is more spacious, better performing and even more affordable.

 

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