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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!

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    Home Build on a Hill

    The hills and geographic features of building sites which test our designers and builders also bestow an opportunity to use innovative design, technology and materials to create design masterpieces.
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    7 Questions To Ask Your Builder

    David Reid Homes Counties Manukau owner Brendon Hamill, who’s been working in New Zealand’s building industry for 28 years, shares the most important questions to ask before choosing a builder.
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    Water Heating Upgrades from Rheem

    Hot water heating accounts for around a third of New Zealand household energy bills, so using less hot water or choosing energy efficient hot water systems has a big impact on your energy bills.
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    David Reid Homes Golden Grand Slam

    David Reid Homes has once again been ranked in the top echelon of New Zealand’s home designers and builders at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards, picking up the elite Gold Reserve award in six of the nine homes entered.
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    9 Tips For a Chic, Pet Friendly Home

    New Zealand is a nation of pet lovers, but our home design doesn’t have to go to the dogs. Follow these smart tips from our builders and suppliers to create a pet-friendly home that doesn’t sacrifice style and comfort.
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    Home Cladding Trends 2016

    Multi-clad residential builds are on the rise, with darker colours being used to provide additional contrast and create a dramatic effect for enhanced streetscape design.
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