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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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    Build Your Dream Home with David Reid Homes Dunedin

    We at David Reid Homes have been building in the greater Dunedin region since 2003, with over 100 custom designed architectural homes to the David Reid Homes Dunedin franchise’s name. The franchise covers a broad area, from Dunedin out to Balclutha and Palmerston, and west to Middlemarch and Naseby.
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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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    New Show Home at Nga Roto Estate for David Reid Homes Taupo

    David Reid Homes is excited to announce the successful opening of our brand new Taupo show home in the Nga Roto Estate.  Saturday the 27th of February was the grand opening for Scott Hare and the David Reid Homes Taupo team. The Taupo franchise extends across much of the Central Plateau, through to the Waitomo and Otorohanga Districts, to South Waikato, and of course the Greater Taupo District. David Reid Homes has been building in this area since 2004, and Scott is an experienced and pro-active builder and project manager, with 13 years of experience behind him.
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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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    A Recap of an Outstanding 2020 with David Reid Homes

    2020 has been a difficult year for many as a whole, and David Reid Homes New Zealand has been very fortunate to have been able to continue with our dreams and plans, albeit with some delays. In this blog, we’d like to share with you some highlights of the year for us, and the ways in which our teams have adapted to the circumstances with true resilience, to make 2020 our best year yet.
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    Relocate and Build in Taranaki with David Reid Homes

    Whether you’re wanting to build on the coastline, in the CBD of New Plymouth, or with a view of the mountain, David Reid Homes Taranaki have the knowledge, experience and dedication to get you there. Experience the dream work-life balance, with a lunchtime surf, the time to catch the kids’ school events, all whilst returning back to your luxury, custom architecturally designed home.
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    Designed for You | Discover the David Reid Homes House Plan Range

    Deciding on a style of house for you and your family to build is no easy task. There are a lot of considerations and factors to weigh up when making a decision. At David Reid Homes we feel house plans are just the beginning of your journey to building your own custom, architecturally designed home. We encourage you to make the tweaks and modifications to these plans as you see fit for your family and lifestyle now, and in the future. In this blog, we take you through our various house plan ranges, which we hope will inspire and motivate you when you’re considering your dream home plan.
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