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Smart Building for Better Living

04/03/2015 By David Reid Homes

How smart can a new home be?

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Good quality double glazed windows, passive ventilation and insulation ensures year-round comfort.

David Reid Homes believes that innovation and smart design is a must in modern home.

Dion from David Reid Homes Bay of Plenty says that considering your building selections allows you to minimise your home’s running cost, while ensuring your home is truly sustainable in key areas.

“We feel it’s our responsibility to include as many ‘smarts’ as possible within our standard builds, as well as offer you the option of smart upgrades.”

So, what makes a home ‘smart’?

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LED lighting, efficient water heating options and low-flow tapware all contribute to maximising the energy inputs and reducing the ongoing operating costs of your home.

David Reid Homes has identified three key areas that contribute to the science of smart; energy efficiency, comfort and liveability.

Energy efficiency relates to considerations such as LED lighting, efficient water heating options, low flow tapware, and heat pumps for home heating which all contribute to a home that is as efficient as you would like to make it, maximising the energy inputs and reducing the ongoing operating costs of your home.

Dion says improving the insulation properties of your home is all about delivering year-round comfort, which is one of the key steps to creating a comfortable environment for you to live in.

Insulating your home is not just about the obvious walls and ceilings.

“A smarter home has thicker insulation in the walls and ceiling, considers passive ventilation and uses double glazed windows to ensure that your home is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.”

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Consider what your family may need in the future, for example fibre-ready data cabling, attic storage, extra bedrooms and high quality durable floor coverings.

Future-proofing your home will also add to the liveability. It is important to be forward thinking when you are building your home. Consider what your family may need in the future, for example fibre-ready data cabling, attic storage, extra bedrooms and high quality durable floor coverings.

Come and see the smarts for yourself at the new Bay of Plenty show home at 227 Lakes Boulevard, Pye’s Pa.

The home is based on the Fusion Series 208 design from the Smart Solutions range and is open every Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm or by appointment. Contact Dion on 027 777 0372 for more information about this smart home.

Our Smart Solutions range is the perfect solution for the discerning buyer who prefers it to “just happen” – our teams manage the entire project from conception to completion on a range of pre-priced, pre-designed, innovative homes.

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Contact us to talk about our Smart Solutions range today.

Smart Solutions is perfect for first home buyers, people working to a set budget, who are new to the building process, or are building an investment or holiday home in another part of the country.

Sound like you? Check out our Smart Solutions range, including the Smart Solutions Process and Timeline or contact us here.

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