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build advice

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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    Water Heating Upgrades from Rheem

    Hot water heating accounts for around a third of New Zealand household energy bills, so using less hot water or choosing energy efficient hot water systems has a big impact on your energy bills.
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    Kitchen Design Tips

    If you’re thinking about designing a kitchen for a new or existing home, there’s a lot of elements to consider before buying new white ware.
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    Building Your Dream Home – from Conception to Reality

    It takes time, experience and creativity to design beautiful homes that are both functional and unique. Drawing from more than 20 year’s experience building homes for New Zealanders, David Reid Homes has developed more than 40 house designs to suit a range of budgets, lifestyles and needs.
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    What’s Hot In Home Heating

    Considering installing a fire or updating your current fire or heating situation? Not all heating sources are created equal and developments in both wood and gas fires has seen design, functionality and efficiency change dramatically.
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    10 Reasons To Love Winter

    Short days, widespread snow and continuous frosts, winter seems to be more brutal than usual this year. The colds and sniffles are doing the rounds and without so much as a hint of warm weather in the air, it’s easy to feel a little blue.
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