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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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    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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    Should you buy or build a new home?

    If you are looking at buying a house, whether it is your first home or your fourth, you may be wondering whether you should buy an existing house or build a brand new one. In this article, we look at the pros and cons of buying vs building.
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    Knock Down and Rebuild

    Imagine living in a new home, built exactly the way you want it, designed to suit your lifestyle but still in the neighbourhood you love. Choices don't have to be limited to renovating or moving and starting again; with David Reid Homes you can stay in the neighbourhood you love, and have a brand new home.
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    7 Questions To Ask Your Builder

    David Reid Homes Counties Manukau owner Brendon Hamill, who’s been working in New Zealand’s building industry for 28 years, shares the most important questions to ask before choosing a builder.
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