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Building Homes For The Future

Sustainable construction is the future of the building industry.


Make the most of the natural advantages – like harnessing the heat of the sun – to reduce heating costs

As proud Kiwis, David Reid Homes is committed to incorporating thermally efficient features to minimise the impact we have on the environment.

When it comes to building homes that are sustainable and healthy, yet comfortable and affordable David Reid Homes is a leader in the industry.

We are constantly searching for the latest in thermally efficient construction, here’s some of the latest innovations:

  • R5 Ceiling Insulation
  • Thermally Broken Slab Insulation
  • R2.8 Wall Insulation
  • North facing houses
  • Double-glazed, thermally broken, argon-filled windows with Low-E glazing
  • Sealed Extractor fans in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Locally-sourced materials (from cladding to schist) from sustainably-managed supplies
  • Water-efficient tapware and appliances
  • Photovoltaic energy
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • LED lighting
  • Door seals and weather seals

Utilise locally-sourced materials from sustainably-managed supplies.

Fraser Mackenzie, the owner of the David Reid Homes franchise in Queenstown, is particularly passionate about thermal efficiency.

“Every house in New Zealand should be warm, dry and energy-efficient,” says Mackenzie who is currently installing Nudura, a Canadian poly-block system, in his next show home which will make the house perform like a thermos and keep the cost of running it very low.

Fraser is also a director of MAXRaft, a fully-insulated foundation system with no thermal bridging, that earned accreditation from Homestar, Codemark, the New Zealand Green Building Council, EnviroSpec, and ECOBOB.

As the design and build specialists, David Reid Homes know that thermal efficiency does not have to come at the expense of style.  We are passionate about building homes that are both aesthetically pleasing and efficient.  If you are thinking about building a house that combines both form and function, contact your nearest David Reid Homes builder and we’ll start bringing your dream home to life.

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