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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.

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

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
 

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.

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.

   
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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!

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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