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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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    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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    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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