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A Flex 90 home in construction!

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Nov 23, 2018 8:28:39 AM

As this Flex 90 goes through the production line we thought we'd take you along the process and explain the many benefits of the Flex 90 build process, at our prefabrication facility in Timaru.

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Topics: genius homes, first light studio, prefab houses

10 reasons why the flex 90 is the perfect family home

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Oct 25, 2018 2:05:08 PM

Looking to build a family home that is flexible to adapt and grow with you? Of course, you are!

Family life is dynamic and never stops. From the day you decide to have a family the planning begins, and flexibility or adaptability becomes a huge factor in purchase decisions. From trying to find a baby capsule that doubles as a car seat to finding a bed that's safe, but can change as your little one grows up.
What seems even more surprising is how quickly these changes occur. Only 5 minutes ago they were learning to walk and in next to no time they're off to school, then the big school.

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Topics: designer home, first light studio, prefab houses

How to pick the perfect section for a prefab home

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Aug 28, 2018 9:32:45 AM

 

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Topics: prefab houses, genius homes

Eco-friendly homes from around the world

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Aug 16, 2018 9:25:14 AM

The cost of a house can be counted in dollars, but the construction and day to day running of a house can take a toll on the environment and is a lot harder to measure. As time is evolving we are becoming more and more cautious when it comes to the green foot-print that we are leaving behind. Re-usable bags, environmentally friendly chemicals as well as prefab homes are just a few products that are growing at a rapid rate in the hope to help conserve the natural aspects of the environment.

As the demand for new housing grows year on year an increasing number of people are looking to minimise their environmental impact. This is happening through sustainable new home technology as well as leading architectural designs for new home builds.

As new innovation and technology is emerging we have picked our top sustainable and eco-friendly homes from around the world. We hope you find them just as inspiring as we do. 

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Topics: eco friendly homes, sustainable living

Southern Kiwi Home - Style Guide

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Jul 18, 2018 11:14:43 AM


There’s something truly unique and special about the landscapes of the South Island. Be it the wild and rugged mountain ranges, or the picturesque glass-like reflections of the southern lakes.

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Topics: designer home, eco friendly homes

Tips on downsizing to a smaller home

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Jun 21, 2018 10:02:18 AM


Home is where the heart is.

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Topics: prefab houses, downsizing

The affordable architect-designed home

Posted by Jeremy Richards on May 23, 2018 9:39:40 AM


It seems like an impossible compromise when building a home. You want a house that an architect has slaved over to look unique and modern yet the cost is often just out of reach.

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Topics: prefab houses, architectural designed

What are Prefab houses?

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Apr 6, 2018 3:02:47 PM



Prefab houses have picked up a lot of media attention as New Zealand looks to find affordable ways to provide housing that meets the growing demand.  But what are prefab houses and why are they such an attractive solution?  And what's the catch?

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Topics: prefab houses

Looking for an affordable holiday home?

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Mar 14, 2018 11:11:34 AM

For many people it's a dream to own a holiday home or bach. Summers by the beach, weekends near a favourite swimming spot or a winter retreat to carve up the slopes, whatever your idea of the perfect holiday at some stage thought has also gone into the place you dust off the sand from between your toes, or hang up your boots.

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Topics: holiday home, eco friendly homes, genius homes

How eco design and lifestyle intersect with practicality

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Feb 14, 2018 10:17:49 AM



House design seems to be the breeding ground of compromise. The builder's triangle is frequently quoted as an example of this.

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Topics: eco friendly homes, sustainable living, queenstown developments, first light studio, genius homes, designer home

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