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When building a home in New Zealand, you need to deal with a builder that understands the uniqueness of our beautiful terrain, stunning scenery and of course our climate.

To help you to become as informed as possible about your journey, and of course to keep up with the latest in our network and the building industry, we’ve developed a quiet place for you to enjoy perusing articles we’ve published. These touch on the latest in design advice, innovation and inspiration, building tips and advice, and of course some case studies which we hope will get you excited about your home building journey with David Reid Homes… so pull up a chair, grab a coffee and enjoy!

  1. David Reid Homes TV -Episode 5 with Nathan Mumby from Taranaki

    Watch our fifth episode of DRH TV, filmed via video call during the COVID-19 lockdown, this time in Level 3. In this episode we talk with Nathan Mumby of David Reid Homes Taranaki about their beautiful showhome located in the Sycamore Estate subdivision close to New Plymouth's CBD, and all that the Taranaki region has to offer.
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  2. DRH Build Site

    Certainty in Uncertain Times

    During our recent Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown period there has been much discussion and opinion in the media around the impact on various components of our economy, as well as the economic impact on New Zealand.
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  3. Sustainable Homes

    Building Sustainable Houses with David Reid Homes

    To achieve a sustainable home you need to consider your choices and options for everything. From construction materials to energy efficient appliances. Built to maximise sun, natural light and passive ventilation, sustainable homes tread lightly on the land, minimise toxins in the environment and provide homeowners with the benefits of a healthy, energy efficient home.
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  4. Efficient Homes

    Building Efficient Houses with David Reid Homes

    When designing your new home it is important to consider how energy efficient you would like it to be. Efficient homes are created by making informed decisions on construction methods, appliances, lighting and water. By taking advantage of the natural environment, designers can often include passive solar heating and cooling and energy efficient landscaping strategies.
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