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    14 Nov 2017

    8 Essential Things to Include When Building a New Home

    Whether it’s your first home build or your third, there are often things you wished you thought about before the build, or perhaps put in but haven’t used. More than two decades of designing and building bespoke homes for New Zealanders has given David Reid Homes significant insight into what the must-have things to include when building a new home are, to ensure your new home is not only beautiful, but highly functional as well.

    Filed under: New Home Designs Planning and Styling Tips and ideas

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    01 Nov 2017

    Five Top Tips to Make The Most of Your Backyard this Summer

    With the weather warming up, we thought it an ideal time to give you some tips for preparing your outdoor areas to make the most of your backyard this summer.

    Filed under: Lifestyle Planning and Styling Tips and ideas

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    10 Oct 2017

    Premium New Home Builds in Taupo by Our Newest Franchisees

    We’ve welcomed two new members to the David Reid Homes design and build team, covering the Taupo region from Tokoroa in the north, to Taihape in the south.

    Filed under: Building my home David Reid Homes News

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    05 Oct 2017

    Home Colour Trends 2018: Striking Balance with Dulux Forecast

    David Reid Homes is taking inspiration from the 2018 Dulux Colour Trends Forecast, which places emphasis on striking balance in the home, where we live and work.

    Filed under: Planning and Styling Tips and ideas

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    28 Sep 2017

    David Reid Homes Award Winners

    David Reid Homes franchisees have raised the design and build standard for 2017, with six offices acknowledged with awards at the annual David Reid Homes New Zealand conference.

    Filed under: Building my home David Reid Homes News What's new

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    28 Aug 2017

    Southland Adapts Inspiration to fit Landscape

    Designing and building a custom luxury home with David Reid Homes New Zealand means you don’t have to sacrifice your dream home for your dream site; you can have both.

    Filed under: Building my home Choosing my home Lifestyle New Home Designs

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    17 Aug 2017

    Fourteen Master Builder Awards for David Reid Homes

    David Reid Homes collects 14 awards at the regional Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards, with three gold awards for new builds.

    Filed under: Building my home David Reid Homes News

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    03 Aug 2017

    New David Reid Homes Show Home At Highsted Subdivision

    Simplicity, practicality and timeless elegance all come to mind when you step inside David Reid Homes Canterbury’s new show home in Christchurch's exclusive Highsted subdivision.

    Filed under: Building my home Choosing my home New Home Designs Planning and Styling Tips and ideas

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    25 Jul 2017

    Heating options for new builds

    How you heat your home needs to be considered in the design stage. This week on the blog, we discuss home heating options with an extreme conditions expert.

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

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    11 Jul 2017

    Improve the warmth of your home

    When it comes to the New Zealand climate, the team at David Reid Homes Queenstown face first-hand the extremes of hot summers and freezing winters. So as the latest cold winter front moves through, we speak with Queenstown's Director Frazer MacKenzie about creating an energy efficient home.

    Filed under: Rebuilding Tips and ideas Sustainability

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