David Reid Homes Ken Beissel to participate in Vinnies CEO Sleepout

David Reid Homes Managing Director Ken Beissel to participate in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout!

We are pleased to announce that our Managing Director/CEO of David Reid Homes Ken Beissel will be participating in this year’s CEO Sleepout by Vinnies! Ken hopes to raise $5000 towards this cause and make a difference in the community of Brisbane. To show  just how much of a difference we can make, if Ken reached his $5000 goal Vinnies would be able to;
  • Feed 90 families for a day or;
  • Keep the power on in 41 homes this winter or;
  • Relocate 16 individuals sleeping rough into accommodation services or;
  • Help provide emergency accommodation to 9 families.
This would help many people to break the cycle of homelessness and give support to those who need it most. If you would like to help Ken reach his $5000 please donate here. Every dollar makes a difference!

One night isn’t a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year Ken Beissel our CEO is taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. For one night, Ken will be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness. To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, he needs your support. Will you help him to reach his target? Donating 50 dollars can make a huge difference to people who need it most.

What is the Vinnies CEO Sleepout?

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a one-night event over one of the longest and coldest nights of the year. Hundreds of CEOs, business owners as well as community and government leaders sleep outdoors to support the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness. Each CEO Sleepout participant commits to raising thousands of dollars to help Vinnies provide essential services to the people who need them. To find out your state’s target, click here.

Last year, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout raised 7.9 million dollars for people experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness. This year we can make an even bigger impact. Register now for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout or make a donation today.

Your donation supports Australians experiencing homelessness

When you sponsor a CEO or team, you’re helping Vinnies provide much-needed support to people all around Australia. Your donation directly assists people experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness, by:
  • funding new initiatives
  • ensuring existing homeless services, like food vans and emergency support, continue
  • expanding the reach of our existing programs to ensure every Australian can access accommodation, meals, and emergency assistance when they need it.
Vinnies is determined to help break the cycle of homelessness. With support services all over Australia, Vinnies understands that each community is different. That’s why Vinnies services vary between each state and territory. Vinnies CEO Sleepout If you wish to donate, please click here!  

100ks to Utopia | David Reid Homes

We are excited to announce that we are one of the major sponsors for the ‘100ks to Utopia’ Fundraiser! This event is a 100km horse ride from Hervey Bay to Utopia Falls in Mt Walsh National Park organised by Jussy Lindenburg and Tammy Farrell to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This event will be held on the 14th – 17th of August this year. Jussy and Tammy will be riding 100km over 4 days, stopping in the local towns to spread awareness for MS and will spend each night camping under the stars with their four-legged companions!

MS is very near and dear to Jussy and Tammy’s hearts. Tammy’s mother-in-law was diagnosed in 1999, and in 2012 Jussy was diagnosed with the illness. On Australia Day in 2019, she went blind due to MS Progression. Throughout this time, Jussy has endeavored to make the everyday count – She is a mum, works part-time with David Reid Homes Fraser Coast and has even started a podcast called “Everything Fraser Coast“, which is a lighthearted and positive podcast exploring everyone and everything Fraser Coast! Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic illness involving your central nervous system. The immune system attacks the protective layer around nerve fibers. This causes inflammation and scar tissue, or lesions. This can make it hard for your brain to send signals to the rest of your body. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure.

Here are some facts about MS:

  • There are currently more than 23,000 Australians living with MS (over 3,700 Queenslanders).
  • On average, more than 10 Australians are diagnosed with MS every week.
  • 3 out of 4 Queenslanders living with MS are women.
  • The annual cost of MS to individuals and the Australian community is over $1 billion.
  • There is a 4% increase in the number of people diagnosed with MS each year.
MS Queensland (MSQ) provide support and care for people with MS and other Neurological disorders and does an incredible job assisting those living with MS in Queensland, providing many support services including accommodation, employment assistance, physiotherapy, counseling and mindfulness, equipment, support groups and much more. Throughout this time Jussy had an enormous amount of support from MS Queensland and the Fraser Coast community and has decided that this year she wants to give back by:
  • Raising Awareness of MS
  • Raising $20 000 for MSQ – to go towards finding a cure and helping people living with MS
  • Put a spotlight on the Fraser Coast
To spread awareness and raise money for 100ks to Utopia and MS Queensland, Jussy and Tammy will be holding other fundraisers on the Fraser Coast throughout the year leading up to the main event so make sure you keep your eye out for updates and upcoming events! They are sure to be a blast. Justine has already been interviewed on two radio shows on ABC Radio and Hit 101.8FM and hopes to get the opportunity to do more in the coming months.

If you would like to follow Justine on her journey to Utopia, please follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube!

Please get behind this amazing cause and help to give back.

If you wish to donate the official fundraising event can be found here.

Left to right: Jussy Linderberg, CEO Ken Beissel, Tammy Farrell, MSQ Representative Hannah Bianchi.

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.

Durable

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

Custom Home: The Kingsgate Is Fit For Royalty

SUPERIOR QUALITY

A property fit for royalty, The Kingsgate has been designed to impress even the most discerning homeowner. The first floor of this palatial home features a theatre-style media room, office, a guest room with walk-in robe and ensuite, and an uber-chic kitchen designed for modern living. Upstairs you will find three spacious bedrooms complete with walk-in robes and stylish appointed ensuites. The landscaped outdoor living area flows from the downstairs living room, creating another picturesque element of this already feature-packed property. The polished decking runs flush to the in-ground plunge pool. From the unique elevated balcony, enjoy the scenery as the sun sets over the horizon. The Kingsgate promises to be an enviable home and the hallmark of any estate.


RAISING THE STANDARD

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, and we also 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 and are tailored to complement their unique geographic setting.

We pride ourselves on the level of customer care extended to our clientele. This superior service starts with your unique design and is carried through all aspects of our management of your home build: including the products we use, suppliers and master craftsman we work with, our attention to detail and our engagement with you throughout the process. we treat you just as you would want to be treated when building our own luxury home.


LUXURY INCLUSIONS

The real David Reid Homes difference lies in the overall quality of our build and the range of superior luxury inclusions. Our ‘Dozen Points of Luxury Difference’ are 12 key appointments to your home that will complement 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. It also includes a prestige range of innovative, smart thinking 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.

   

The Catalunya Modern Living | David Reid Homes

SUPERIOR QUALITY

Modern streamlined features and well-planned layout all combine to make this home extremely liveable. Tranquility abounds with the inclusion of a reflection pond at the entrance of the home and the theme continues with an indoor/outdoor water feature along the main hallway. The kitchen and living areas are transformed into the outdoors when bi-fold doors open out to an outdoor entertainment area complete with built-in barbeque and swimming pool, creating a gathering place for family and friends. The home has three bedrooms and a study, plus a designated media room providing plenty of space for family or guests. The main bedroom features a stunning ensuite complete with an innovative steam sauna/shower unit where on can relax in luxury at the end of a busy day.

RAISING THE STANDARD

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, and we also 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 and are tailored to complement their unique geographic setting. We pride ourselves on the level of customer care extended to our clientele. This superior service starts with your unique design and is carried through all aspects of our management of your home build: including the products we use, suppliers and master craftsman we work with, our attention to detail and our engagement with you throughout the process. We treat you just as we would want to be treated when building our own luxury home.

LUXURY INCLUSIONS

The real David Reid homes difference lies in the overall quality of our build and range of superior luxury inclusions. Our Dozen Points of Luxury Difference are 12 key points to your home that will complement your modern living to give you superior comfort and eco-efficiently. To name a few, the list features ducted air conditioning, pure wool carpets, floor to ceiling tiles to bathroom and ensuite and stone benchtops. It also includes a prestige range of innovative, smart thinking 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.

Here are some pictures from a build of the Catalunya!

caeserstone

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!

 https://www.caesarstone.com.au/

   

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!

Frequently Asked Questions | David Reid Homes

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We get asked a lot of questions about building

Here is a few questions we have been asked before.

   

Do you have any Builders in my area?

We have Builders all over Australia. You can find your local builder at our Local Builders page.

Are there any Display Homes near me?

We currently have Display Homes in 10 locations across Queensland, New South Wales, ACT and Victoria. Click here to find out more.

How long does it take to build a home?

There are two main phases when building a home, pre-construction and construction. These can take 3 – 4 months and anywhere from 6 – 18 months respectively, depending on the size and complexity of the design.

What is the process of building a home?

As said above, there are two main stages when building a home, pre-construction and construction. Broken down, the building stages are:
  • The design process
  • Planning approval
  • Documentation and finance
  • Building permit
  • Construction
  • Handover

For more information on this process, see our blog Building With David Reid Homes.

How much does it cost to build a home with DRH?

Price depends on so many things, including size, design and materials. Please contact your local builder to have an obligation free chat about building a home with us.

I am on a budget, what can you do for me?

We make luxury affordable. We understand that you have a budget, so we will work with you to create a home that you love within it!

Can I customise your House Plans?

Yes, all of our plans are able to be altered to suit your lifestyle and needs.

Can I design a custom home with you?

Yes, we can help you design a unique luxury home and recommend the best architects for what you want.

I already have my own plans, can you build it?

If you already have plans drawn up by your own architect, we would be more than happy to build it for you!

Can I choose the fixtures and fittings for my home?

Of course! This is YOUR home, we want it to feel like it! You get to decide on colour schemes, fixtures and fittings and so much more. You are more than welcome to source your own fixtures and fittings if you wish.

My block will be hard to build on. Can you still do it?

Yes! We can work with all kinds of ‘difficult’ sites. Land in remote locations, sloping blocks, all types of soil, no challenge is too hard for us.

Am I able to visit the Home while it is being built?

Yes. A member of our team can accompany you if you require site access at any time. You may not visit the site without us, as all site visitors must adhere to a strict safety policy.

Will I be involved in the process? Who will I be in contact with throughout the build?

Of course! You will be involved every step of the way. You will be speaking with your builder and site supervisor throughout the whole process. We keep you up to date with the progress of the build through our construction management software, so you will always know what is happening and an estimated date for completion.

What happens if I move into the home and I find out something isn’t right?

You contact your builder! We cover all defects in the build for up to 3 months after handover. All warranties and guarantees are covered by manufactures for the warranty time of each items. We ensure you’ll be 100% happy.

Lastly, why should I build with David Reid Homes?

We have a whole blog post on this! Click here  

If you have a question we haven’t answered, or would like to build with us please contact your local builder.

Alternatively, you can call 1800 095 949 or email us at admin@davidreidhomes.com.au.

     

Custom Home: The Modena Offers Architectural Perfection

CUSTOM HOME: SUPERIOR QUALITY

This modernist gem proves straight lines and simple rectangles are all that’s needed for architectural perfection! The three bedroom three bathroom home is an aesthetic marvel; it’s beautiful central pool becomes the first feature to greet residents, offering a sense of tranquillity and relaxation. Adjoining this pool, a vast, sheltered outdoor entertainment patio wraps around corresponding indoor living and dining areas. The dedicated media room ensures any loud entertainment in neatly contained, while the study is the perfect place for a home office and or studying. Upstairs, bedrooms one and two both feature very hospitable ensuites, the main bedroom including a luxurious walk in wardrobe mirroring the general spaciousness of the entire room.  
Custom Home: The Modena Facade

RAISING THE STANDARD

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, and we also 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 we 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, and are tailored to complement their unique geographic setting. We pride ourselves on the level of customer care extended to our clientele. This superior service starts with your unique design and is carried through all aspects of our management of your home build: including products we use, suppliers and master craftsmen we work with, our attention to detail and our engagement with you throughout the process. We treat you just as we would want to be treated when building our own luxury home.

LUXURY INCLUSIONS

The real David Reid Homes difference lies in the overall quality of our build and the range of superior luxury inclusions. Our Dozen Points of Luxury Difference are 12 key appointments to your home that will complement 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. It also includes a prestige range of innovative, smart thinking 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.  
Custom Home: The Modena Floor Plan
   

Budget, Time Frame & Quality


You can rest assured we all know all the horror stories out there and we have both the experience and the systems to ensure your build is one of the successes rather than the vast majority that result in nightmares for the client! There are three components to any build – Budget, Time Frame and Quality. Naturally, you would like all three and that can be achieved in balance, but it is important to note they are all linked. So, we need to get clear at the beginning what your priority is.

Budget

Just because you choose budget doesn’t mean you will end up with an inferior build. Just like paying over the top will not guarantee quality! But, budget will always be top priority for both of us and all subsequent decisions will be made with that in mind.

Time Frame

If you are on a tight time frame, then be honest with your deadline. If we cannot meet this, we will be honest and not waste your time. Equally, you should insist on a timeline plan from your potential builder. This will ensure the handover date has been planned. If your builder cannot (or will not) provide this information, then they are incapable of achieving a successful outcome.

Quality

Quality is often talked about and rarely delivered in residential construction. It is linked to time frames because it takes longer to deliver a higher standard of work.
  Building your dream home will be one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and choosing the right builder that will accommodate your Budget, Time Frame and Quality requirements can be difficult. On the surface it may be hard to differentiate one builder from the next; Using our ‘Home Builder’s Checklist’, will make it easier to gather information and compare offerings from builders in your area, and help you make the right choice the first time. Consider the difference these points make. Check out this testimonial from Sam & Carla Brewer:
We chose to build with David Reid Homes because of their competitive price and quality fixtures that were included.outdoors custom home builders Brisbane S.E. - David Reid Homes Australasia We were able to build a home to suit our young family and our love for entertaining. We were given more than enough choices so that our home could reflect our personality and differ from others. We found Ben to be very professional, approachable and knowledgeable when it came to our house plan and what inclusions would work for our home. We are definitely pleased with the finished product and would have no hesitation in recommending Ben or any other or in the future building another home with David Reid Homes. Thank you.
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