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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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    New Consumer Protection Measures

    As of Jan 1st 2015 a number of changes in the Building Act came into force, offering more protective measures for consumers having building work done by a contractor. The New Consumer Protection Measures were a result of the Building Amendment Act 2013, and aim to ensure there is a clear understanding in writing between homeowners and building contractors before building work commences.
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    Home Build Checklist

    Getting your ideas down on paper is the best way to refine plans for a new home or a major renovation. And part of that process should be compiling a checklist that will take you through the process from start to finish.
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    Breaking Ground

    Welcome to our new blog, take a look around, make yourself at home. Whether you’re building a new home, renovating your existing home or simply wanting to find out more about David Reid Homes, you’ll find it here. Our team of designers, architects and builders have a wealth of experience and we’ll be picking their brains to bring you the most current news and advice available.
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