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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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    Designed for You | Discover the David Reid Homes House Plan Range

    Deciding on a style of house for you and your family to build is no easy task. There are a lot of considerations and factors to weigh up when making a decision. At David Reid Homes we feel house plans are just the beginning of your journey to building your own custom, architecturally designed home. We encourage you to make the tweaks and modifications to these plans as you see fit for your family and lifestyle now, and in the future. In this blog, we take you through our various house plan ranges, which we hope will inspire and motivate you when you’re considering your dream home plan.
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    Is Now a Good Time to Build?

    For many New Zealanders, the shift into Covid Alert Level 2 and the imminent move to Level 1 has seen a return to some sense of normality in our lives and routines, albeit that normality likely looks a little different to what it once did
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    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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    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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    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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    A Guide to Buying Property in Auckland

    New Zealand’s property rules have changed recently, making it harder to buy property to live in if you are not a New Zealand resident or citizen. These changes make it easier for New Zealand residents to secure property, removing the added competition from overseas buyers.
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