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David Reid Homes Tamworth

Interview With David Reid Homes Tamworth

Kieron Rohrlach and Phillip Poulsen, owners and directors of David Reid Homes Tamworth have been with us since 2014. They have been Franchisee of the year for the past 2 years now and set an incredible standard for other builders to meet. For our David Reid Homes Design Magazine 2020, we interviewed Kieron and

Phillip about building and David Reid Homes. Please keep reading to see what they said!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself, what inspired you to become a builder? Have you always had a passion for building homes?

I have wanted to be a builder since I was 10 years old, I think spending time on building sites with my father inspired me to be a builder. I developed an interest in making things, very early as a child and my passion has only increased since then. Later in life as a young man, I started my career alongside Phillip as a custom home builder, and seeing our clients’ dreams and ideas come to reality through us is extremely satisfying.

2. The building industry in the Tamworth region is highly competitive, yet your company stands out as one of the leading residential builders in the area! Do you think David Reid Homes has made the difference for you?

Phil and I believe that the David Reid Homes systems and of course name helped us a lot starting out in Tamworth. giving people confidence in choosing us to build their home, as we know building a new home is one of the biggest financial and emotional undertakings most people will achieve in their lives.

3. What is it about David Reid Homes’s systems and resources that give you an edge?

The systems i.e BuildXact and HazardCo give us a clear advantage over conventional scheduling and managing processes. Allowing us to manage quality and timelines of more jobs overall increasing our productivity as a company. The pre-done client letters, specifications, plans, etc, also create a great starting point for us to alter to fit our local area, market, and personal preferences when it comes to the exact construction process.

4. Is there a particular type of customer that you find your business suits more than any other? first home buyers, retirees, young families?

Our market in Tamworth is smaller than some of our city franchises. So, I’ve found that we cater to everyone, from helping a first home buyer get their foot in the door, all the way up to people building their final home possibly their 3rd or 4th build, and everyone in between. Ideally, we would like to get more of the bigger custom designed homes in the future.

5. As a specialist luxury home builder, experience counts. What is the most important thing that you have learned about satisfying and exceeding your customer’s expectations?

Communication is key when it comes to a satisfied client. Be honest about inclusions, allowances, and timelines and if something delays the progress of their home build. Be upfront and tell them straight away. One thing I’ve learned is that clients that are in the dark about what’s happening are a lot more likely to be unsatisfied at the end. Educate and inform them at every opportunity. As I said before you must remember it’s not just a job to your client it’s their home maybe even their dream home. So, take care of them and they will sing your praises to everyone they know.

6. With so many uniquely designed homes tailored to people’s dreams, how do you guide your customers through the experience to make it all fit together in a successful project?

That’s the big question. A lot goes into custom design and construction. Again, we are honest and constantly educating our clients right from the first time we meet them, right up until we’ve handed them the keys and provided information on how we support them after they’ve moved in. I have letters and pamphlets telling our clients step by step what will be happening next all the way through the build. This combined with our draftspeople, quality trades, and suppliers all play their part in a successful build. Another thing we do in Tamworth is every one of our clients gets an interior design consultant during the approval stage before we start on-site and all the selections from the ground up and inside are signed off and presented as part of the documentation. This speeds up ordering and alleviates confusion about what allowances or products were included.

7. What is the most important advice that you would give to someone considering building their luxury dream home?

I always tell people the first time we meet, and before even talking about ‘how much’. Make sure your builder is upfront and clear about inclusions, costs, and timelines from the start. Make sure you are indeed comparing apples to apples. Also, pick a builder you can trust and ‘get along’ with because building a new home, especially a custom luxury home is a journey and you will want someone that you are compatible with to take that journey with you.

If you would like to build a home with David Reid Homes Tamworth or anywhere else in Australia, please contact us at admin@davidreidhomes.com.au or give us a call on 1800 095 949!

Meet Your Builders | Wagga Wagga & Canberra

Meet Our Newest David Reid Homes Builders!

We are so excited to announce that we have two new Builders who have joined the David Reid Homes team! Matt Gow is taking on the Wagga Wagga area, and Michael Evans Canberra and surrounding areas.

 
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Michael Evans
Michael Evans

David Reid Homes Wagga Wagga

Matt Gow was born and raised in Wagga and is now proudly introducing David Reid Homes to the Wagga Wagga area. He completed his apprenticeship with a well-known local builder and is now following his passion for the industry doing various styles of work such as:
  • Heritage work
  • Renovations
  • New homes
  • Extensions
  • Architectural designs
Matt believes that joining forces with David Reid Homes enables him to be able to offer the quality and commitment people have come to know while having the buying power of a major national builder. He specialises in quality custom-built homes to suit all styles and budgets, from design to construction. This makes him a perfect fit for David Reid Homes! David Reid Homes Wagga Wagga service the following towns and everywhere in between. Junee, Temora, Young, Harden Gundagai, Tumut, Tumbarumba, and Urana. If you would like to see more about Matt Gow, you can visit his page, or follow David Reid Homes Wagga Wagga on Facebook. If you are looking to build in the Wagga Wagga areas, please contact Matt today on 0404265641 or send him an email at mattgow@davidreidhomes.com.au
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David Reid Homes Canberra

Michael has been in the construction industry since 1998, with his first job in his father’s company as an apprentice. Since then, Michael has established himself as a high-quality builder in ACT and NSW in the residential market. He has also undertaken many Government projects and school building projects. Working for and contracting to many of the major builders,  Michael has an in-depth knowledge of his industry. Michael is a licensed carpenter and builder, holding an Advanced Diploma in Construction Management and a Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment, allowing him to deliver maximum energy efficiency homes that he builds. Michael focuses on sustainable building practices and quality living outcomes, thriving on providing clients with the best possible experience when building a prestigious home. Because of his vast experience, and motivation for building beautiful, sustainable custom-built homes, we believe he is the perfect fit to take our brand into Canberra and surrounding areas!
If you would like to see more about Michael Evans, you can visit his page, or follow David Reid Homes Canberra on Facebook. If you are looking to build in the Canberra area, please contact Michael today on 0408 029 850 or send him an email at michael.evans@davidreidhomes.com.au
 

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!

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!
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Why it’s Great to be David Reid Homes’ Tamworth Builders

Kieron Rohrlach and Philip Poulsen

Kieron Rohrlach and Philip Poulsen’s David Reid Homes Tamworth Region is one of the area’s leading residential building entities servicing new homes buyers in the Tamworth Region. Kieron has worked in and around the Tamworth area with some of the leading local subcontractors and builders on a wide range of construction while Philip moved to the Inverell area and worked for a leading commercial builder completing many commercial jobs including the ‘Roxy Theatre refurbishment’, the ‘Touriandi Lodge’ in Bingara and many other commercial jobs.

Joining Forces

From there Philip started his own company and Kieron joined him to work together on many jobs in the region establishing strong relationships with the areas’ best tradespeople helping David Reid Homes Tamworth Region deliver the highest standard of finishes to every home. The company’s growth has been founded on delivering new home buyers a complete range of designs to suit every market. Whether you are building your first home or looking to build a luxurious single or two storey design, David Reid Homes Tamworth Region can help you.

david reid homes display home tamworthThe Power of National Backing

Kieron and Philip have joined with other leading established builders all over Australia to be part of the David Reid Homes franchise team. They continue to offer the service, expertise and commitment of a local “known” builder but with the backing, systems, marketing support and buying power of a major national construction company. They were both raised on the land, their families have been friends for many years and they have always shared a strong interest in building from a very young age’.

Looking to Build?

If you are about to build a new home contact David Reid Homes Tamworth Region today and experience the difference first-hand.
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Franchisee of the Year 2014 | David Reid Homes New England

David Reid Homes Business Franchise Success

David Reid Homes Australasia Franchisee of the Year 2014

What makes a successful David Reid Homes building franchise owner? Dan Wilks, director of David Reid Homes New England has a passion for building and can truly say he loves his job! Among his excellent building skills and experience, he has constructed and repaired roofs of factories, terraces, churches, and many houses. Dan and Kylie have been highly successful in delivering the highest levels of both service and quality to the New England area. They have always focused on custom, high end residential new homes, and extensive renovations where “custom is detail”! With custom design and building, anything is possible and they work with you to produce a home that suits you and your lifestyle. This is the Wynella Oakwood home Inverell key to operating a highly successful Australian business franchise. Dan, Kylie, and their team have built a number of extensive homes in the New England area and are always looking for a challenge. They are able to achieve outstanding results on large, intricate renovations and new homes. By completing the HIA GreenSmart Professional Accreditation course, Dan has great knowledge of energy-efficient building. He also has exceptional project management skills and has built up great relationships with his team of local quality tradespeople and sub-contractors. “We are proud of the high-quality sub-contractors that work alongside our team” – Dan. David Reid Homes New England offers a service that guides you through the entire decision-making process and helps make the choices that can seem daunting when you build or renovate. As a premium building business franchise owner, we aim for satisfied and happy clients every time.

“From the initial portfolio and quotation, to the construction of the final piece of the jigsaw. Their expertise and attention to detail were exemplary…”

Kylie has tackled the operation of the building company with both hands. She enjoys it and being the daughter of a builder is thankful for the basic knowledge she has of a “building site and what goes on”. Having owned a picture framing business, Kylie has gained a flair for being creative and assists in the custom design side of David Reid Homes New England. Her colour knowledge, and interest in design and decorating has Kylie poring over the latest magazines and ideas keeping them both up to date with the latest products. Dan and Kylie support local businesses where ever they can, and with their three children Georgie, Dustin, and Jasmine live a very active life enjoying cycling, pilates, camping, water skiing, and spending time with family and friends. The powerhouse team already have a number of awards to their credit including but not limited to: Multi-award winners and finalists at the regional and state level in the HIA Housing Awards mud room David Reid Homes

Home of the Year Award

HIA Northern NSW Home of the Year 2011 HIA Northwest/New England Home of the Year 2008 HIA Northwest/New England Home of the Year 2003  

HIA Northern NSW Renovation & Addition of the Year

HIA Northern NSW Renovation & Addition of the Year 2010 HIA Northern NSW Renovation & Addition of the Year 2009  

Custom Built Home of the Year Award

HIA Northern NSW Custom Built Home of the Year 2011 HIA Northwest/New England Custom Built Home of the Year 2006 HIA Northern NSW Custom Built Home Project in Category 2011  

To see the full list of their awards and achievements CLICK HERE

Congratulations to Dan and Kylie, winners of the 2014 David Reid Homes Australasia Franchisee of the Year.

Learn more about Dan and Kylie Wilks

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A Sustainable Luxury Home | David Reid Homes New England

Creating a Luxury Sustainable House

Creating this Luxurious Home – A Labour of Love

This passive-solar-designed sustainable house in the countryside is at one with nature. Located in a regional Northern New South Wales, this modern eco-friendly luxury home is far from your typical house. Built by Dan Wilks of David Reid Homes, creating this house was as much about building his dream home as it was about creating a structure that clearly defines what he is capable of as a David Reid luxury home builder. The dwelling displays the best of passive-solar design and ‘green’ building. Dan is passionate about eco-friendly construction and has completed his Housing Industry Association (HIA) Greensmart Course. This beautiful home became his way of proving the theory. Dan points out that the two most important aspects of building are orientation and insulation. Coupled with these are essential cross-flow ventilation, shading, and passive solar design for eco-friendly living. “The orientation aspect is a classic example in our case. We have positioned our house a little northeast,” says Dan’s wife. Kylie. “This is perfect for our passive design, but our view of the town is more to the east. Most people think that’s the direction your house should face but although our house is facing the town, it doesn’t mean we don’t get to enjoy a view of it,” she explains. The interiors are fresh and simple with a neutral theme of white, light and dark grey, complemented by browns from the timber elements. Occasional splashes of colour from furnishings and artwork. sustainable house ventilation to bathroomA simple colour palette allows the texture of different materials to become the feature,” says Kylie, adding that the block walls give the house a structural grounding. The north-facing 4 m x 12 m glass doors are another stunning feature and let the tranquil bush view flow into the open style design. The house has been custom designed to suit the family and, according to Kylie, “The design was about meeting different aspects of our life and future life. We can shut the door of the office and walk away,” says Kylie. The guest room, one of five bedrooms in the house, has its own separate access to the outside.

The Sustainable House and the Family

This sustainable house is open plan and spacious but with quiet areas, such as the library. For a family, the ease of access between the garage and indoors via a mudroom is important for making life more convenient. The positioning of the main bedroom means it has a stunning outlook of the peaceful countryside, it’s close to the living room of the house but retains privacy. “It’s well-planned spaces like these that make large houses feel like a home.” With free reign over the kitchen design, Kylie decided to create a space with small galley areas. “It certainly doesn’t look like a conventional set-out, but it works for how we live,” she says of the kitchen layout. The kitchen has two distinct areas – one for coffee, tea and breakfast; one for preparation and cooking. The island bench brings the room together and acts as a central space for catching up, serving meals and homework. Sustainable house beauty at nightDan’s favourite element of this dream sustainable home is the staircase. It’s a demonstration of excellent planning and workmanship. The result is simple and stunning. The passive design of this rural luxury home includes louvre windows to assist with excellent cross-flow ventilation, hydronic in-slab heating, reverse masonry walls, solar panels, extended eaves on the north side for protection from the summer heat, and extra insulation. The lawn is watered using a Biolytix waste management system and the western side of the house has an ornamental grapevine growing to assist in shielding the house from the sun in summer while allowing warm sunlight to penetrate during the winter when the vine’s leaves drop. Dan designed and handmade the home’s concrete panels, which act as a heat pack. “They conduct heat when the sun is long gone and work like magic!” Says Kylie. With its practical and stylish design, this beautiful sustainable house is energy-efficient and proof that passive eco-design is achievable. It’s no surprise then, that this stylish, contemporary family home was a finalist in the 2013 HIA northern New South Wales housing awards. Attribution to: Home Design Magazine volume 16, number 6 “The Summer Living Issue”

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