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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 in Rural Areas

    Building a home in the country is a dream many of us aspire to; clean air to breathe, a more peaceful way of living and ample options for the size and position of your new home.
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    Get Fired Up

    Considering installing a fire or updating your current fire or heating situation? Jason Hague-Smith from Wellington Fireplace draws on 24 years of experience to weigh up the options and dispense some advice for choosing the right heating solution for your home.
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    Building Homes For The Future

    Sustainable construction is the future of the building industry. As proud Kiwis, David Reid Homes is committed to incorporating thermally efficient features to minimise the impact we have on the environment.
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    Kitchen Design Tips

    Over the past decade kitchens have made a comeback and now play a starring role in the modern home. Open plan kitchens that flow into the dining and living and alfresco areas are becoming the norm. David Reid Homes Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough owner Paul Richards has been in the trade for 34 years, and when he first started out, kitchens were not given much consideration at all.
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    Storing Wine At Home

    Any wine enthusiast worth their salt will have a stash of wine in their spare bedroom wardrobe, dreaming of an underground cellar to store their collection in.
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