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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!

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 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!

James Hardie EasyTex Panel | David Reid Homes

EasyTex Panel

James Hardie has recently introduced a new product, the EasyTex Panel!
EasyTex™ is a pre-primed fibre cement panel embedded with a fine texture to deliver a modern render design aesthetic. Each panel features a v-groove, shiplap joint along the two vertical edges. EasyTex panel is easy to install, resistant to cracking and lime staining, and comes ready to paint. EasyTex panel is suitable for use as an external wall cladding in residential single and medium-density buildings, including alterations and additions, where a uniform broad wall cladding is required. It is ideal for full wrap or composite construction designs on either timber or light gauge steel framed buildings.

Durable

Engineered to endure. Hardie’s fibre cement is resistant to fire, termites, rot, and damage from moisture.

Speed of Installation

Fix to timber or light gauge steel frames. Pre-primed and ready for paint.

Fire Resistant

Adheres to bushfire attack level requirements to BAL40. Fire rating up to 60 minutes when used with HardieSmart™ wall systems.

Render Look

A fibre cement broad wall solution with an embedded texture finish giving the look of a rendered wall without the weight or hassle of brickwork.

Visit their website to find out more! 

EasyTex Panels

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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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
The Alpine

Custom Home: The Alpine Offers Contemporary Living within a Intriguing Design

CUSTOM HOME: SUPERIOR QUALITY

With its attractive exterior and architecturally sophisticated interior, the Alpine offers astute homeowners contemporary living set within an intriguing design plan. Incorporating renders and stone in its facade, this home is modern looking which does not compromise the integrity of its surrounds. Boasting two levels of luxurious living space including a six person media room, study and private balcony, the Alpine provides ample rooms for relaxation. With a spacious gourmet kitchen complete with state of the art appliances and three dining areas suitable for any occasion, the Alpine is a home designed for entertaining. The landscaped alfresco outdoor area overlooks the swimming pool, which features a water bar for the ultimate cocktail party. Four spacious bedrooms complete the picture, and the the three bathrooms accommodate both the family and visiting guests. The Alpine is a wonderfully designed residence that you will want to call home. Custom Home: The Alpine FacadeCustom Home 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. The 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 our range of superior luxury inclusions. Our Dozen Points of Luxury Difference are 12 key appointments to your home that will compliment 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 innovation, 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 the plan click here Custom Home: The Alpine Floor Plan Alpine Floor Plan
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