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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. Client Relationships with David Reid Homes Queenstown

    Fraser Mackenzie talks about the importance of a strong relationship between client, his team and himself. These relationships are integral to the success of a custom home build, and often will continue further than the completion of the home and into future projects and opportunities for both client and his team.
  2. Talking Budget with David Reid Homes Waitaki

    Aaron and Nikki from the David Reid Homes Waitaki, Franchise explain their process of outlining budget from the beginning and being hands on throughout the build process to ensure your budget is maintained.
  3. Answering your Questions with David Reid Homes Queenstown

    David Reid Homes Queenstown franchisee, Fraser Mackenzie, explains how himself and his team are dedicated to helping you understand the entire build process, and answering any questions that may arise to ensure the smooth completion of your new custom designed home.
  4. Why David Reid Homes?

    Chris Leith from David Reid Homes Wanaka explains why choosing to build with their experienced team is the best decision for bringing your custom build to life. Their dedication to completing your new custom build to the highest standard means you can be as involved as you like, knowing that your new home is in safe, inspired hands.
  5. The Value of Experience with David Reid Homes Wanaka

    Chris Leith heads up the David Reid Homes franchise down south in Wanaka, New Zealand. Chris brings with him years of experience in the building industry, giving him the invaluable knowledge and understanding of the build process on site and off site.
  6. Energy Efficiency with David Reid Homes Wanaka

    Energy efficiency in our homes is a top priority for for creating any custom build. Keeping up to date with new procedures and the best fittings, partnered with the years of experience our team brings in the field, means your home is built with the best sustainable practices in place to ensure your home is energy efficient.
  7. Client Relationships with David Reid Homes Waitaki

    The relationship between our franchise owners and client is an important part of the building process. Aaron and Nikki from David Reid Homes Waitaki, explain how whether you choose to be heavily involved, or leave it to them, they are there to guide you through the process from conceptualisation right through to the exciting moment of handing over the keys to your dream home.
  8. Building to Budget with David Reid Homes Southland

    Andrew from David Reid Homes Southland explains how he works with you from the beginning to talk through all of the contributing factors from land location to kitchen bench top design in order to give you an accurate budget for your custom build. Working together and outlining your budget from the beginning means the team at David Reid Homes can ensure this budget is maintained throughout the build process.
  9. The Importance of Communication with David Reid Homes Southland

    Andrew Wheeler from David Reid Homes Southland explains how his team prioritises communication in order to ensure a smooth build process for all involved. Regular build site visits and outlining the full build schedule through and project management software that is available for relevant trades people and clients to view means everything is organised and structured.
  10. Andrew Wheeler on Seeking Advice

    Andrew Wheeler of David Reid Homes Southland gives advice on where and how to begin your build process. Understanding the land, factoring in build complications and covenants are imperative to not only the success of your build, but also to the accuracy of your build budget. With David Reid Homes, we give you all of the advice you need before you build, including unique factors relevant to your land and location.