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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!

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    Experience the new in Koko Ridge Queenstown

    Koko Ridge is a newly developed subdivision in Queenstown that David Reid Homes are proudly building homes in. The new neighbourhood presents an extraordinary opportunity to secure an elevated land parcel in quintessential Queenstown. Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and the Crown Range are some examples of Queenstown’s iconic landmarks that can be viewed in every direction from the exclusive location of Koko Ridge.
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    Answering your Build Design Questions | David Reid Homes

    Beginning the process of designing your new build can seem overwhelming. To help clear some of the fog, we asked you what questions you want answered by the professionals on the subject of build design. David Reid Homes believes the process of designing your new home is a collaborative one, and endeavour to clarify any questions you may have to ensure the process is as fulfilling and rewarding as possible. As promised, below you will find the answers to your submitted build and design questions.
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    Heating and Cooling Home Solutions - David Reid Homes

    Although some of us may wish it was Summer all year round, the seasons continue to roll on and Autumn has arrived, bringing with it cooler temperatures. If you’ve felt the cold in your home over the past Winter, now is the time to reconsider your heating options. Whether you are building a new home or looking to upgrade your current systems, we have put together some effective home heating solutions for you to consider this season.
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    Design and Build Trends for 2022 | David Reid Homes

    As we begin 2022 it is exciting to look forward to what the future will hold, and how we can expect it to shape our views on build trends and design styles. Looking at what has shown popularity in recent years, and to trends in fashion and interior design alike, we have put together our top picks for the build and design trends of 2022.
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    Building a Holiday Home in New Zealand with David Reid Homes

    With the recent completion of a striking new home in Wanaka built by the team at David Reid Homes Wanaka and Central Otago, we’ve been thinking about what exactly goes into a great holiday home. Read on to find out exactly what you need to know to experience the serenity of your very own holiday haven.
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    New Franchise expands David Reid Homes into East & South Auckland

    David Reid Homes is excited to announce our further expansion in the City of Sails with a brand new Franchise in East & South Auckland. Headed up by Matt Strang, the new franchise is set to bring the award winning legacy of David Reid Homes to Clevedon and the lifestyle areas of the Southern and Eastern Bays of Auckland.
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    Home Styles and Structures | David Reid Homes

    When beginning the journey to building your new home, it can feel as though you are entering a new world of jargon and terminology. Learning the correct terminology that defines each house style and their structure will help you understand which of these are best suited to you, and give you a better chance of foreseeing any design issues and learn the benefits of certain home types.
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    Creating Your Dream Outdoor Living Area with David Reid Homes

    Spring has officially sprung here in New Zealand, bringing with it longer days and warmer temperatures. Creating smooth indoor outdoor flow can be tricky, but here at David Reid Homes we have the skills and experience to create an outdoor space that blends functionality and style to feel like an extension of your home.
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