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case studies

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!

  1. The Allens - Home

    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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  2. Home Knockdown and Rebuild

    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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    The Home Ben and Katie Built

    When earlier this year a prominent Otago professional rugby player Ben Smith and his wife Katie, made the decision to build a holiday getaway in Wanaka they turned to Chris Leith, owner/operator with his wife Tracey, of the Wanaka and Central Otago franchise of David Reid Homes.
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    Hill Builds

    Steep sites and extreme weather conditions are common in New Zealand, creating challenges for our home designers and builders. Here at David Reid Homes our team are experts at hill builds, and we’re passionate about designing homes using techniques and materials to withstand the challenges of New Zealand’s variable weather conditions and unique geographical features.
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