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design and 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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    Building a Holiday Home in New Zealand with David Reid Homes

    With the recent completion of a striking new home in Wanaka built by the team at David Reid Homes Wanaka and Central Otago, we’ve been thinking about what exactly goes into a great holiday home. Read on to find out exactly what you need to know to experience the serenity of your very own holiday haven.
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    New Franchise expands David Reid Homes into East & South Auckland

    David Reid Homes is excited to announce our further expansion in the City of Sails with a brand new Franchise in East & South Auckland. Headed up by Matt Strang, the new franchise is set to bring the award winning legacy of David Reid Homes to Clevedon and the lifestyle areas of the Southern and Eastern Bays of Auckland.
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    Home Styles and Structures | David Reid Homes

    When beginning the journey to building your new home, it can feel as though you are entering a new world of jargon and terminology. Learning the correct terminology that defines each house style and their structure will help you understand which of these are best suited to you, and give you a better chance of foreseeing any design issues and learn the benefits of certain home types.
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    Opening the Doors to Hobsonville's New Show home

    David Reid Homes is excited to announce the recent opening of a brand new show home in Hobsonville. The impressive contemporary styled home is the newest addition to the impressive collection of builds by our North Shore & West franchise in Auckland. Led by the experienced Martin Wilshire since 2003, himself and his team cover the area from the Harbour Bridge to Orewa.
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    Creating Your Dream Outdoor Living Area with David Reid Homes

    Spring has officially sprung here in New Zealand, bringing with it longer days and warmer temperatures. Creating smooth indoor outdoor flow can be tricky, but here at David Reid Homes we have the skills and experience to create an outdoor space that blends functionality and style to feel like an extension of your home.
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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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