For personalised location information, please tell us where you are building.

inspiration

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. 23 William Ave Exterior Reduced

    Experience Luxury at William Central | David Reid Homes

    It’s not often you get the opportunity to move into a brand new, high quality townhouse just minutes away from Auckland’s city centre. Finding a home in Auckland that allows you the freedoms of a great location as well as the luxury of a high quality new build can feel like searching for an elusive pot of gold, however Brett Christie of David Reid Homes Auckland Central and West is taking matters into his own hands.
    Read this article
  2. Main Image

    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.
    Read this article
  3. A 02 Lowrez

    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.
    Read this article
  4. David Reid Henley's Farm 023Amended

    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.
    Read this article
  5. Taupo House 072 Edited2web

    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.
    Read this article
  6. Hero Edited (1)

    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.
    Read this article
  7. Exterior Front Left Angle2web

    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.
    Read this article