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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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    David Reid Homes Peak to Peak Queenstown

    David Reid Homes Peak to Peak is a stunningly scenic one-day multi-sport challenge held in Queenstown that challenges competitors to test both their physical and mental strength. David Reid Homes is proud to be the title sponsor of this event, and look forward to seeing all athletes out there doing their best this year. With entries closing in just under 4 weeks on the 8th of September, now is the time to secure your spot in this challenging but equally rewarding event.
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  5. Best part of my Job - Chris Leith explains

    Chris Leith of David Reid Homes Wanaka explains what he likes most about creating custom build designs for his clients. From the freedom and creativity that comes with making his client's dreams become reality and seeing that final product, to bumping into each other in the street after the keys have been handed over, its hard to pick just one!
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    New Franchise Bringing David Reid Homes to the Wairarapa

    David Reid Homes are delighted to announce Claire Iggulden and Mike Carson as the owners of the new Wairarapa franchise. Bringing 19 years of experience between them to the table, the two are excited to help you create your custom built luxury home in the beautiful Wairarapa region.
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    David Reid Homes Bringing New Franchise to Rodney

    David Reid Homes is excited to announce a brand new franchise to add to our service areas in Rodney. The new Rodney franchise is headed by Malcolm Reid and Jessica Musson, and covers north of the Auckland region, from the Johnston tunnels, north to Marsden Cove.
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    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.
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