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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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    Shed Some Light on this David Reid Homes Taupo French Country Build

    A little bit farmhouse, a tiny touch French, this new build alongside the waters of the Waikato is spectacular inside and out. A river runs past past it. Or is it a lake? Whatever you call it, this spot is supreme. “You could name it the Waikato River or Lake Ohakuri and neither would be wrong,” explains Hayley Tocker who was drawn to live here on the site of a former wakeboard camp by her then-fiancé Marty.
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    Shelter in Place with David Reid Homes

    Staying safe by staying put was no hardship in this Pukekohe home built by the David Reid Homes Pukekohe team. There's no denying lockdown 2020 was tough but for Brendon and Leonie Hamill, there was a silver lining: it allowed them the luxury of time to settle into their freshly minted home on Pukekohe Hill and see how it functioned under extreme circumstances. It passed with flying colours.
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    Building an Efficient Home in New Zealand

    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. In this blog, we’ll go through five recommendations for the design and specifications stage to ensure your new custom build home is as warm, healthy and efficient.
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    Bespoke Dream Home for Canterbury Couple

    When retired Canterbury couple Rose and Dick Allan set about looking for a new house to spend their autumn years in, they had a clear idea of what they were looking for. The pair lead an active lifestyle, but weren’t interested in spending their time doing gardening and maintenance around the house.
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    Same Site, New Home

    As good homes in desirable areas get harder to come by, more and more people are opting to wipe the slate clean on their existing section, and start again with the David Reid Homes Knock Down & Rebuild service.
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    High Quality New Builds Remain Priority Amid Changing Landscape

    During recent years, much has changed within the landscape of New Zealand’s original David Reid Homes franchise. David Reid Homes Canterbury was established some 24 years ago, and the 2011 earthquake changed the region in ways it hadn’t been changed before. We caught up with franchise director Chris Swann, and general manager Chris Solly about their work.
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    Home Build on a Hill

    The hills and geographic features of building sites which test our designers and builders also bestow an opportunity to use innovative design, technology and materials to create design masterpieces.
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