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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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    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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    Frequently Asked Questions on Building a New Home

    As with any big life decision, there are many factors to think about. At David Reid Homes, we think it’s important to make the process as transparent as possible, and as such, have laid out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about building a new home.
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    Improve the warmth of your home

    When it comes to the New Zealand climate, the team at David Reid Homes Queenstown face first-hand the extremes of hot summers and freezing winters. So as the latest cold winter front moves through, we speak with Queenstown's Director Frazer MacKenzie about creating an energy efficient home.
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    Four Ways To Reduce Condensation On Windows

    A key part of keeping your home warm in the winter and avoiding winter illnesses lies in ensuring your home is well insulated and dry. Condensation on windows can indicate moisture in the air, and can make your home harder to heat. Consider these four smart tips for reducing moisture in your home.
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    The Evolution of Exterior Joinery

    When it comes to building a home, exterior joinery plays a key role. Not only does it contribute to the functionality and aesthetic of a home, it can significantly determine how energy efficient a building is.
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