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Will it be too big or too small?
Will we have a great outlook or no privacy?
Is it going to be well connected or poorly arranged?

One of the biggest fears that is stopping us from taking the first step towards the project we have been dreaming about for months or years, is whether we’ll “get it right”. Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply test your new home before you build it? Well, it is possible!

Not everyone is able to easily read the construction drawings and many homeowners simply can’t visualise how their spaces will look like or feel in reality. It can be challenging to see lines and dimensions in a floor plan, and know truly what that represents in real spaces and rooms.

So, as a result of this, before you sign that final design off and move forward with approvals, we will give you the opportunity to gain confidence about your finished project, to ensure it is exactly as you envision.

physical model of ecokit

PHYSICAL MODEL

Before technology such as 3D computer modelling was readily available, architects and designers built scale models of their projects. In fact, this is exactly how the ecokit home came to light for the first time! Up late at night, molded into shape by fingers covered in super-glue, built from balsa wood and cardboard.

There’s something very tangible, and real, about holding a miniature version of your home – looking through the cutout windows to see how the spaces will work and connect, and how everything feels proportionately. Even though it may be 1/100th the size, you can very easily imagine how it would feel in real life.

3D MODEL

One way to help you visualise how your new ecokit home or even a specific space or room will look in reality, is to see it drawn in three dimensions.

At ecokit, we will model your design in a computer package to show it to you in three dimensions.

This is our standard inclusion and there’s no extra charge.

3D model of the house before building
pegs and string line to test before you build

PEGS AND STRING LINE

While the two previous ways require working at a reduced scale, this one will allow you to work at 1:1 – that is the actual, real size of your finished spaces.

The best way to do this is on your site. Purchase some timber stakes and builders string from the hardware store. Measuring out your floor plan on the ground with a tape measure and mark out the ‘walls’ with the string line. Standing within your string walls is a brilliant way of testing things before you commit to making them permanent.

VIRTUAL REALITY

WALK-THROUGH

This is by far and away the most powerful visualisation tool to use for your project. Putting on a VR headset will instantly take you for a walk through your new home. The experience is truly immersive and will let you experience the exact feeling of space. You can experiment with colours and styles.

One of the benefits of VR models is that you can mimic the movement of the sun. You can position the sun and see how shadows and light move across your home at different times of the year.

virtual reality walk through the future house in VR

ENOUGH TALK,

Let’s Build Something Together

At ecokit we encourage you to test your new ecokit home before you build, so that you can be confident it’ll be the right home for you.

Camilla

About Camilla

My enthusiasm for changing lifestyles, determination to change the world, devotion to a positive change of any kind, love of innovative ideas and desire to always push the boundaries organically came together eventually - and so ecokit was born. Now, as a Certified Passive House Consultant, I am proud to be doing what I enjoy and love - helping people to fulfill their dreams of living in a healthy, happy home.

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