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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!

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!

Custom Home: The Kingsgate Is Fit For Royalty

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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.

   

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
   

Custom Home: The Nautilus Offers Modern Architecture With Traditional Materials

CUSTOM HOME: SUPERIOR QUALITY

With its fabulous open living spaces and fluid lines, The Nautilus combines modern architecture with traditional materials to create a standout home. The pinnacle of modern sustainable living, The Nautilus design incorporates double-glazed glass and louvres for cross ventilation, and Italian ceramic floor tiles for unsurpassed elegance, and warm designer wool carpets for comfort. This sleek and sophisticated home features four generous bedrooms all including built in robes and ensuites, a stunning state of the art kitchen, luxurious spa inspired master ensuite and large living areas which continue seamlessly to the outdoor living space. A fusion of contemporary design and traditional materials, The Nautilus is an impressive property any homeowner would be proud to call home.
Custom Home: The Nautilus 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 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 our 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 Luxury Difference are 12 key appointments to your home that will complement your modern living to give you superior comfort and eco-efficiently. To name a few, this list features ducted air conditioning, pure wool carpets, floor to ceiling tiles in bathroom and ensuite and stone benchtops. It also includes a prestige range of innovative, smart thinking appliances. As communication is of of David Reid Homes’ core values we pride ourselves on providing weekly building updates on the progress of your new home.
Custom Home: The Nautilus Floor Plan
       

Custom Home: The Ascot Offers Stylish Yet Functional Living

CUSTOM HOME: SUPERIOR QUALITY

The Ascot is a compact executive style design. From the outside this home is bold and interesting – inside it is totally functional. Comprising of 3 bedrooms and a study, this home is an intelligent design which allows easy access to dining and living areas from a centrally located kitchen. these areas then flow out to the outdoors making this the ideal entertainment venue. A master bedroom complete with an ensuite and walk in robe is located upstairs, here you will also find a separate media room for relaxing or watching your favourite movie. As for inviting and entertaining friends this home virtually organises itself. Custom home: The Ascot 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 asthetics, 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 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, ensuite and stone benchtops. It also includes a prestige range of innovative, smart thinking appliances. As communication is of of David Reid Homes’ core values we pride ourselves on providing weekly building updates on the progress of your new home. To download plan click here   Custom Home: The Ascot Floor Plan
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Building Your Home Is Stress-free , With Your Local David Reid Homes Builder

Building Your Own Home is Stress-free, With Your Local David Reid Homes Builder!

We understand that designing your home can be quite daunting. That’s why we have a range of plans that you can draw inspiration from, or we can adjust to meet your vision and create a personalised luxury home especially for you. Below are a few of your favourites from last month!  
The Barcoo
The Barcoo
               
The Margaret
The Margaret
               
The Catalunya
The Catalunya
               
The Tumut
The Tumut
                Building your dream home will be one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and choosing the right builder will mean it’s an exciting and rewarding experience. Click here to read our blog on why David Reid Homes is the only builder for you! custom home builders display house

Custom Home: The Bridlewood Combines Luxury and Functionality

CUSTOM HOME: SUPERIOR QUALITY

Custom Home the Bridlewood combines luxury and functionality to create a unique home that promises to raise the standard in design and construction. With it’s sophisticated design incorporating hardwood timbers, stone, contemporary brick and render, the Bridlewood features clever structural elements including a clerestory with bays of louvre windows for ample natural light and ventilation. Boasting four bedrooms and spacious living areas, the Bridlewood is practically two homes in one. With a parents retreat, including walk-in dressing room, separated from the other three bedrooms by a resort inspired pool and accessible by the sweeping hallway. The impressive open plan kitchen will make cooking a delight and the screened indoor/outdoor room provides an additional sanctuary in this already generous home. Featuring three well appointed bathrooms, this house is modern family living at its best. With three separate landscaped outdoor living areas, The Bridlewood continues to please even the most discerning homeowner. Custom Home: The Bridlewood Facade Custom Home: The Bridlewood Facade

RAISING THE STANDARD

David Reid Homes is ‘Raising the Standard’. This isn’t Just a motto for us – it’s 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. 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 the products we use, suppliers and master craftsmen we work with, our attention to detail and our engagement with you throughout the process.

LUXURY INCLUSIONS

The David Reid Homes difference lies in the overall quality of our builds and range of 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. To download plan click here Custom Home: The Bridlewood Floor Plan Custom Home: The Bridlewood Floor Plan

Custom Home: The Woodsong Creates a Relaxed Living Space

CUSTOM HOME: SUPERIOR QUALITY

True to its name, the Woodsong creates a relaxed living space within an architecturally savvy design. With strong lines and bold use of stone externally, inside it is inviting and warm. The Woodsong has ample space for every member of the family. Four generous bedrooms two of which have ensuites, while the spacious media room and study provide functional spaces for modern living. The open plan living, dining and gourmet kitchen make entertaining a sheer joy. Beautifully laid timber decking invites the indoors outside, with three separate outdoor zones for summer time entertaining, barbeques or to simply unwind in the sun. From the main alfresco area overlooking the swimming pool, take in the beauty of the magnificently landscaped surrounds. The Woodsong is a discerning homeowner’s delight – a timeless classic that will always be in vogue. Custom Home: The Woodsong Custom Home: The Woodsong Facade

RAISING THE STANDARD

David Reid Homes is ‘Raising the Standard’. This isn’t Just a motto for us – it’s 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. 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 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 or 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 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. To download plan click here Custom Home: The Woodsong Floor Plan Custom Home: The Woodsong Floor Plan
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