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Ken Beissel - CEO

David Reid Homes Australasia now 100% Australian owned

Exciting times ahead for Australia’s leading custom home building franchisor! 

As CEO and Managing Director of David Reid Homes, I am delighted to announce that I have moved to 100% ownership of David Reid Homes Australasia with my family company completing the buyout of the New Zealand based majority shareholders in July 2021.

As part of the buyout, the Beissel family acquired the worldwide rights for the David Reid Homes IP.

With over 45 years in the building industry and 25 years involvement as a leading player in the building franchise sector, I am very excited about growing the David Reid Homes franchise into the leading building franchisor in Australia.

Already a strong franchise on the eastern seaboard particularly since I accepted the CEO role in David Reid Homes Australasia in 2011, David Reid Homes will be looking to expand its franchise numbers of quality builders across Australia. At David Reid Homes, we specialize in building quality luxury homes with our franchisees accessing a structure of world class business and marketing systems enabling our franchisees to grow sustainable businesses – great opportunities for builders looking to take their existing business to a higher level with a network of like-minded colleagues supported by world class systems.

Many have already become David Reid Homes franchisees resulting in testimonials like this one featuring our Tamworth franchisee.

David Reid Homes Tamworth Testimonial – Stuart Watts

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the benefits of becoming a David Reid Homes franchisee with builders keen to take their business to a new level – kenbeissel@davidreidhomes.com.au

I am proud to mark the occasion and celebrate this milestone of David Reid Homes’ becoming 100% Australian owned!

If you are looking to build, contact us here.

If you are looking to join our team and become a franchise, contact us here.

LUXURY HOME: The Valencia

The Valencia

Contemporary forms clad in timber battens, polished block work and stone makes the Valencia a standout residence. The planning allows for cross ventilation and natural light in every room. The split level design, suited to a sloping site incorporates separation between designated living and sleeping areas. These areas can easily closed off to obtain thermal comfort.

The modern galley style kitchen has access to two separate outdoor living areas. The alfresco outdoor eating area to one end and the secluded deck area to one end. Two bedrooms and a media room are on the lower levels, whilst the master room on the upper level has a parents retreat and study, complete with with an outdoor deck area.

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. We aim to deliver a home that exceeds expectations in design, build and aesthetics. 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. 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 your home build. Which includes the 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 range of superior luxury inclusions. Our Dozen Points of 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, and more. It also includes a prestigious 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 Valencia Floor Plan

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Be Inspired And Create The Home You Want | David Reid Homes

The beauty of building is that you can create the home you want. It is a great idea to start out by scrapbooking ideas from books and magazines. You can start with one of our standard plans, and modify the plan to suit your family and lifestyle. Not all builders will be flexible in allowing changes to their standard plans; check that yours does. If you’re building a custom new home and you want to make it special, this is where it starts. You can use an architect, a building designer or take your sketches to a draftsman; however talking to your builder first can save you thousands of dollars.Fire Place Ask their opinion on where to go for design help for the type of house you want to build. We can suggest an architect, draftsman or building designer outside our company, but it is still a great idea to run the initial plan or sketch plan past us before you fully commit to a working plan. Small changes may need to be made that affect the appearance on the house, and there may be changes that can save tens of thousand of dollars on building costs. We can offer you an obligation free site assessment to discuss with you the difficulty of the site, best orientation, etc. It is heartbreaking for people to spend thousands of dollars on a plan that is basically useless to them. By working closely with the builder form the start, you can minimise this problem. Your new home can be whatever you want it to be, a proven plan that is tried and true, or a completely unique design created to complement your personality and lifestyle. Often, it will be something between the two, that’s when a little inspiration can help. We’ve carefully selected a range of home designs to provide inspiration for your new home. You can use one of these as a starting point, do your own creation or combine elements from several to from the home that is perfect for you and your family. DRH Kitchen design

Some things to consider include:

  • Single, double or split level?
  • What do you want the outside to look like?
  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms?
  • How much outdoor space do you want?
  • What do/don’t you like about your current home?
  • How important is living space to you?

This is where your dream home begins. Turn the pages and start making a list of what you need and all the things that you want.

Contact David Reid Homes to bring your dreams to life!

* This article was taken from the 2020 David Reid Homes Design Magazine. Click Here To Read!

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Lifetime Warranty Against Termites

Did You Know David Reid Homes Can Build You A House With A Lifetime Warranty Against Termites?!

Get Valuable Lifetime Termite Protection Included With Your New Home*

Termites cause $100 million worth of damage in Australia annually. All our homes come with a lifetime warranty from Flick, Australia’s leading pest control company.

About Flick Anticimex

Flick is a strong established brand within the pest control industry in the Australian marketplace. Commencing operations in 1918 and now servicing over 450,000+ B2B sites on behalf of 195,000 customers and over 1,000,000 residential customers, Flick Anticimex is regarded as Australia’s leading pest control and hygiene service provider. At Flick, they take pride in their service quality, through using local technicians trained to Australian and international standards. As well as their residential pest control services, they operate within all major commercial market sectors including; food manufacturing, retail industry, commercial property management, warehouse / industrial, logistics, hospitals, aged care, education, government, defence establishments, the mining industry, telecommunications, financial institutions and the aviation and maritime sectors. Flick Anticimex employs around 1,150 of Australia and New Zealand’s greatest people and they service over 1.2 million customers. To visit the Flick website click here!

About David Reid Homes

David Reid Homes is a national building company specialising in unique designs and quality craftsmanship for luxury homes. With offices throughout Australia, you can be assured of receiving a consistent level of superior service no matter where you choose to build your luxury home. At David Reid Homes we do things differently, and it is our people that make the difference. To find your local David Reid Homes office click here!

Termites can cause serious structural damage to your home, contact your local David Reid Homes office today for a lifetime warranty!

*Disclaimer: Subject to the Termite Management System Manufacturer’s and Flick Anticimex Warranty Terms and Conditions.
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First Home Buyers – Did You Know?!

First home buyers, you could own your own piece of luxury/custom built on 5% deposit

As of July 1st 2020, the Federal Government has opened up 10,000 more spots for first home buyers looking to crack the Australian property market with a minimal deposit. Known as the First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme, the benefit allows first-time buyers to put down just 5 percent deposit for a property with the government acting as guarantor for an additional 15 percent, so that the usual Lenders Mortgage Insurance is not required – Big savings!
As of January 1 this year 10,000 applications – for couples and singles alike – were made available, with a second 10,000 made available July 1 2020, for the 20/21 financial year. It’s a promising initiative for those looking to buy or build, but industry research has found that as many as eight-in-ten first home buyers don’t understand what the scheme is or if they are eligible to take advantage of it.


First Home Loan Deposit Scheme Price Caps:

In order to access one of the 10,000 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme applications, the property you are purchasing/building must fall below a certain threshold.
These are:
State/territory: Capital City/Regional Centre: Rest of State:
NSW $700,000 $450,000
Vic $600,000 $375,000
Qld $475,000 $400,000
ACT $500,000 N/A

There are a few other grants to be taken advantage of. This includes the new HomeBuilder Scheme and the First Home Owners grant.

Contact your Local David Reid Homes Office today to talk about your eligibility!

HomeBuilder Scheme

Are You Eligible For The HomeBuilder Scheme?

The HomeBuilder program, was due to finish at the end of last year, has been extended until March 31. Contracts signed between January and March this year will attract a lower rate of $15,000. 

What is the new HomeBuilder Scheme?

The new HomeBuilder Scheme is a one-off, tax-free payment of $25,000 from the government to property owners. It is to help build or substantially renovate homes.

Are you eligible for the new HomeBuilder Scheme?

To be eligible for this grant, you must be; An Australian Citizen over the age of 18, earning less than $125,000 a year or $200,000 per couple. You must be an owner-occupier; this means that you must live in, or intend to live in the property that you would use the grant for.

Are homeowners allowed to access the grant to renovate their investment property?

No. Investment properties do not count, you must be the owner-occupier.

Can I use the HomeBuilder grant to build a swimming pool?

Unfortunately, only renovations that improve the accessibility, liveability, and safety of your property are eligible for the grant. This means that swimming pools, tennis courts, outdoor spas and saunas, sheds, or garages are not applicable.

Some more information:

If you are using the grant to build a new home as your main residence, the value of that property including land must not exceed $750,000. If you are using the grant to renovate your existing home; The renovation contract must be valued between $150,000 and $750,000, and the value of your home prior to renovations must not be worth more than $1.5 million. Renovations can include knockdown and rebuilds.

Is this grant only for first home buyers?

The HomeBuilder grant is available for any property owner provided they meet the eligibility requirements above.

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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?

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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 Home’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.

 
Matt Gow
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 Coogee | Contemporary Living

SUPERIOR QUALITY

Designed for contemporary resort living with expanses of water surrounding the living areas, this home makes an immediate impact with its skillion sail-like main rood and travertine clad feature entrance. The entrance, complete with a feature chandelier overlooks a glinting ornamental pond welcoming visitors into the home. With 3 bedrooms, a study, a media room, a relaxation room, and open living spaces the Coogee is impressive and modern. A feature polished plaster wall connects the well-appointed kitchen with a dining room that overlooks the alfresco, pool, and pond; and a feature fireplace links the light and airy family room with the entertaining areas. Upstairs, the master bedroom not only opens into the private retreat overlooking the entrance and its own balcony but also an expansive walk-in robe. The meditation retreat with stunning views through the entrance over the ponds completes this enviable home.

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 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 ensuites, 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 Baja | Simplistic Style

SUPERIOR QUALITY

The simplistic and stylish nature of this cutting edge home brings together futuristic elements of design with the home of tomorrow. The fusion of floor to ceiling glass panels, stone, Italian tiles, steel, and water elements, combined with the interplay of light creates this spacious, contemporary, modern home. Features include four large bedrooms, study, bathrooms, powder room and ensuites. Chic yet practical the entertainer’s kitchen has plenty of storage, including bi-fold window access opening out onto the expansive outdoor entertainment area. Three separate living zones are created within the home – media room, family room and a mezzanine overlooking the breathtaking split level pool all which provide uninterrupted views making this design perfect for a waterfront home.

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 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 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 prestigious 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.

BAJA DISPLAY HOMES

Below are some pictures of one of our previous Baja Display Homes. We are currently building a new Baja on the Fraser Coast, so be sure to watch out for pictures and opening dates!

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