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    17 Jun 2015

    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.

    Filed under: Building my home Tips and ideas

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    28 May 2015

    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.

    Filed under: Planning and Styling Tips and ideas

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    14 May 2015

    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.

    Filed under: Lifestyle Planning and Styling Tips and ideas

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    30 Apr 2015

    Hill Builds

    Steep sites and extreme weather conditions are common in New Zealand, creating challenges for our home designers and builders. Here at David Reid Homes our team are experts at hill builds, and we’re passionate about designing homes using techniques and materials to withstand the challenges of New Zealand’s variable weather conditions and unique geographical features.

    Filed under: Building my home New Home Designs

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    08 Apr 2015

    Keeping Up With Your Builder

    STEP BY STEP: Builders should make provision for regular inspections. Caught up in the euphoria of planning your new home, it’s easy to overlook the specifics of how your builder operates. But in much the same way that it’s advisable to have a contract that covers every eventuality, it’s also handy to know how your builder works as this will smooth the building process and make it easier to handle any changes.

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    31 Mar 2015

    Build Your First Home and Beat the LVR Rule

    The Reserve Bank’s LVR restrictions have severely impacted first home buyers’ ability to make that step onto the property ladder. But with a housing shortage crisis looming, the rules were relaxed last year, to encourage people to build, rather than buy.

    Filed under: Building my home First home buyers

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    19 Mar 2015

    What’s Cooking In Modern Kitchen Design

    A resurgence of food culture is the driving force behind modern kitchen design, integrating state-of-the-art appliances and user-friendly layouts to create beautiful spaces.

    Filed under: Building my home Planning and Styling Tips and ideas

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  • 11 Mar 2015

    The Good Life in Whangarei

    Family, lifestyle and business – life in the sunny far north strikes the perfect balance for Steve Greer and Rebecca Paraha of David Reid Homes Whangarei. The pair met when Rebecca joined the David Reid Homes team in 2009, and six years later they’re engaged and loving life in Whangarei.

    Filed under: Building my home Choosing my home Planning and Styling Rebuilding

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    04 Mar 2015

    Smart Building for Better Living

    How smart can a new home be? David Reid Homes believes that innovation and smart design is a must in modern home.

    Filed under: Building my home Choosing my home First home buyers New Home Designs

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    24 Feb 2015

    New Consumer Protection Measures

    As of Jan 1st 2015 a number of changes in the Building Act came into force, offering more protective measures for consumers having building work done by a contractor. The New Consumer Protection Measures were a result of the Building Amendment Act 2013, and aim to ensure there is a clear understanding in writing between homeowners and building contractors before building work commences.

    Filed under: Building my home Legislation

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