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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!

  1. Sustainable Homes

    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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  2. Efficient Homes

    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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    Should You Build or Buy a Home? 8 Reasons to Build

    Should you build or buy a home? A brand new custom designed home is a big ticket item you don’t get to tick off every year, but if a move is on the cards for you and your family in 2019, it’s definitely a good option to consider. Read on for 8 out-of-the-box ideas to help you make an informed decision.
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    Designing and Building a Home with David Reid Homes

    David Reid Homes Wellington and Kapiti director Tim Sunderland provides some insight into the design and build process with David Reid Homes, which starts with the initial designs and plans and goes right through to the build and handing over the keys, leaving clients to enjoy the process.
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    Choosing a Section to Build On

    Choosing a section to build on is one of the first decisions you have to make when building a new home. While budget, lifestyle and proximity to local amenities will play a big part in your choice, sunshine, prevailing weather and even your neighbours are just some of the other factors you should consider as well.
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