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James Hardie EasyTex Panel | David Reid Homes

EasyTex Panel

James Hardie has recently introduced a new product, the EasyTex Panel!
EasyTex™ is a pre-primed fibre cement panel embedded with a fine texture to deliver a modern render design aesthetic. Each panel features a v-groove, shiplap joint along the two vertical edges. EasyTex panel is easy to install, resistant to cracking and lime staining, and comes ready to paint. EasyTex panel is suitable for use as an external wall cladding in residential single and medium-density buildings, including alterations and additions, where a uniform broad wall cladding is required. It is ideal for full wrap or composite construction designs on either timber or light gauge steel framed buildings.


Engineered to endure. Hardie’s fibre cement is resistant to fire, termites, rot, and damage from moisture.

Speed of Installation

Fix to timber or light gauge steel frames. Pre-primed and ready for paint.

Fire Resistant

Adheres to bushfire attack level requirements to BAL40. Fire rating up to 60 minutes when used with HardieSmart™ wall systems.

Render Look

A fibre cement broad wall solution with an embedded texture finish giving the look of a rendered wall without the weight or hassle of brickwork.

Visit their website to find out more! 

EasyTex Panels

Caesarstone Australia | David Reid Homes

Caesarstone Australia

Caesarstone was founded in 1987 near the Roman city of Caesarea. the company manufactures premium quartz surfaces for residential and commercial uses including but not limited to; kitchen benchtops, splashbacks, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, and various furniture pieces. Caesarstone is a Global Leader in the field, priding themselves on their commitment to research and development, innovation, and providing the highest quality product. They do all of this and more! The company has a commitment to creating a Cleaner, Safer and Better Quality Environment through its comprehensive environmental agenda. This includes:
  • Commitment to ecologically responsible production processes.
  • The development of environmentally friendly products made with high levels of recycled materials.
  • The implementation of internationally recognized sustainable industrial standards and practices.
Caesarstone Australia has been operating since 2001, with branches in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and South Australia. They recently opened a new showroom in Yatala, Brisbane. For all of you SEQ folk, be sure to check it out! They have recently launched two new colours to their range! Empira White (5151), which is a classic marble design, and Primordia (4043), which is a sleek industrial look.  
Some of our favourite colours at the moment include: Georgian Bluffs, Jet Black, Organic White, Rugged Concrete, Turbine Grey and Vanilla Noir.
The Caesarstone website has some incredible features that help you decide what you want for your home or office. Tehir ‘Visualiser’ Tab lets you test their range of colours on real pictures to see what you like best. They will also send you free samples to further assist you in this process!

Check out their website!


Smeg Australia and David Reid Homes

Smeg is a world-renown Italian appliance manufacturer based in Guastalle, Italy. They have subsidiaries in 16 countries across the world, including Australia. The company has been running for over 60 years now and has come to be seen as a tasteful and elegant solution to the demands of contemporary living; due to their partnerships with world-famous architects. The Australian branch is a family-owned business and has an extensive network of distributors, which allows them to service the entire country! They have showrooms in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Launceston, Newcastle, and Wagga Wagga. We paired with this company many years ago, in order to bring high quality, beautiful appliances to all of the homes we build. Smeg has an incredible range of small and large domestic appliances, with every product having multiple designs and options available! The products they provide are as follows:
  • Ovens
  • Microwaves
  • Coffee Machines
  • Cooktops (including gas, induction, electric ceramic and domino)
  • Rangehoods
  • Fridge and freezers
  • Dishwashers
  • Sinks and taps
  • Washing machines and dryers
As well as many other accessories. Some of the smaller appliances they supply include:
  • Toasters
  • Kettles
  • Stand mixers
  • Blenders/hand blenders
  • Juicers
And so many other accessories! Some of Smeg’s newest products include;

Drip Coffee Machine

The Drip Coffee Machine is one of Smeg’s latest releases, in collaboration with Italian Architects Deepdesign.

This Retro style Coffee Machine is currently available in 7 colours; black, panna (cream), red, pastel blue, pastel green, white and stainless steel.


Smeg x Disney

In September, Smeg released a collaboration with Disney, to celebrate 70 years of Smeg and 90 years of Disney and their love of bringing families together, specifically through food and entertaining! The 50’s style retro Fridge features a Mickey Mouse design on the front!


Sicily is my love

The Collection, ‘Sicily is my love’ launched in 2017, in collaboration with Dolce and Gabbana.

They have recently released a Stand Mixer, Toaster and Slow Juicer to their collection.

  Some of our work with Smeg:
  Their website also has a range of recipes and tutorials using their products that you need to check out!

David Reid Homes at The Brisbane Home Show!

David Reid Homes at The Brisbane Home Show 2019!

  We would like to thank everyone for joining David Reid Homes at the Brisbane Home Show this year. It was great to be able to talk to, and help so many of you with your plans and ideas. If you are looking to build, have house plans or ideas for your dream home. If you didn’t get a chance to come and see us? Don’t worry! Just give us a call or fill out one of our contact forms here, and we will help you get in touch with your local David Reid Homes builder to help you make your dream home a reality. Make sure to check out one of our previous blogs 10 Reasons why David Reid Homes is the Only Builder for you! The Brisbane Home Show Although each David Reid Home is unique, we are able to adapt our concepts to meet your vision and create a personalised luxury home for you. So feel free to draw your inspiration for your dream home, from our existing concept designs. Below are a couple of our favourites!

The Woodsong - Concept Range

The Naomi - All Star Range Be sure to check out our blog about everyone’s favourite: The Flynt. Streamlined Flynt

Running water is Pie in the Sky for Croker

Running water is Pie in the Sky for Croker

Canberra Raiders legend Jason Croker won’t be running water, he’ll be walking it. That’s all his creaking knees will allow him to do for the Pie in the Sky charity game, at the Green Machine’s spiritual home of Seiffert Oval on Friday night.

An All Stars team including Ken Nagas, Alan Tongue, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and David Barnhill – and coached by Immortal Mal Meninga –  will play Terry Campese’s Queanbeyan Blues to raise money for charities Treehouse and Respite Care for Queanbeyan.

Raiders legend Jason Croker will walk the water for the Pie in the Sky charity game.
Raiders legend Jason Croker will walk the water for the Pie in the Sky charity game.CREDIT:JEFFREY CHAN
  While his knees won’t let him play after 318 NRL games of damage. Croker will form part of an all-star water carrying crew along with Brett Mullins and Josh Miller.
But the players on the field might need to be patient about getting a drink. “The old knees are not up to it. I’ll be walking the water out, mate, I won’t be running the water,” Croker said.

“It should be a good arvo. I’m looking forward to catching up with some old teammates and it’s for a great cause as well.”

Croker’s 1994 premiership teammate Nagas will be playing,with the former NSW winger happy to play on one condition! There’s a doctor on the sideline.
The 45-year-old has done a “little bit” of training, but was mainly looking forward to catching up and talking about the old days. “Just reliving my youth like the rest of them I think,” Nagas joked.

“I said I don’t mind doing it as long as the doc’s there, as long as the doc and the physio is there, that’s all that matters.

“To get back and see a few of the guys that I haven’t seen for a while and catch up and talk about the good old days, and see where we’re at in regards to whether we’ve still got it.
“Hopefully we don’t snap anything. It’s been a long time since I’ve played a bit of physical contact.” PIE IN THE SKY

Mal Meninga comes aboard as one of our ambassadors

Custom Home Builder joins forces with Rugby League Great Mal Meninga! 

It has been an exciting month so far for Custom Home builder David Reid Homes! We have been lucky enough to have Mal Meninga come aboard as one of our ambassadors! Mal has played a part in David Reid Homes Australasia for many years now, by participating and coaching the David Reid Homes Pie in the sky All Stars. We look forward to the future and are excited to be working with Mal.   Mal Meninga Although each David Reid Home is unique, some of our clients choose to draw their inspiration for their dream custom home from our existing concept designs. David Reid Homes is able to adapt our concepts to meet your vision and create a personalised luxury home especially for you. Below are a couple of our favourites! Custom Home The Queanbeyan View House Plans » Custom home The Bridlewood View House Plans » Contact Us!

Custom Home: Streamlined Flynt Creates an Impressive Living Space


Custom Home: The Flynt is sophisticated modern living at its best. The streamlined Flynt creates an impressive living space, Ceiling high glass panels used throughout creates a light, airy and inviting interior centred around a grounding raw concrete pillar that houses a two sided fireplace. Clever use of louvres creates breezeways between the four impressive bedrooms, which are divided by the spacious open living and dining area. A media room and study adds to the functionality of this home. Capitalising on the vast outdoor space, the kitchen area opens out onto one of five outside living areas. The landscaped pool creates a focal point, with timber decking used to frame the home. With its modern exterior and inviting living space, the Flynt is a timeless classic that takes contemporary living to the next level. This custom home can be altered to suit your dream.
Custom Home The Flynt Facade
Custom Home Facade


David Reid Homes is ‘Raising the Standard’. This isn’t just a motto for us, it is something we take very seriously in everything we do throughout our company. We aim to deliver a home that exceeds expectations in design, build and aesthetics. We want to ensure that the process from start to finish is exceptional. To do this we set extremely high standards for our entire team at David Reid Homes and want you to know that your ‘standards’ are our priority. Each individually designed home will be unique as no two David Reid Homes are ever the same. Our designs reflect each individual homeowner’s flair and  creativity. All homes are tailored to compliment their unique setting. We pride ourselves on the level of customer care extended to our clientele. This superior service starts with your unique design. It is then carried through all aspects of our management of your  build.  Including the products, we use suppliers and master craftsmen we work with. Our attention to detail and our engagement with you throughout the process.


The David Reid Homes difference lies in the overall quality of our builds and the range of luxury inclusions. Our 12 Points of Luxury Difference are 12 key appointments. That will compliment your modern living to give you superior comfort and eco-efficiency. To name a few, the list features ducted air conditioning, pure wool carpets, floor to ceiling tiles to bathroom and ensuite and stone benchtops. Including a range of innovative appliances. As communication is one of David Reid Homes’ core values, we pride ourselves on providing weekly building updates on the progress of your new home.   Download the plan click here
Custom Home: The Flynt
Flynt Floor Plan