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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!

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?

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 Builder | David Reid Homes Gold Coast

Are you in search of quality and experienced custom home builders in Brisbane South or Gold Coast?

David Reid Homes Gold Coast ran by Gary and Lee-anne Hay are your luxury custom home builders for the Gold Coast and Brisbane South areas. With more than 30 years of industry experience and QBCC licensed, our DRH Gold Coast builders pride themselves on their high-quality work. They specialise in unique custom designed luxury homes that can be designed by DRH or from plans supplied by your architect. Our House Plans can also be customised to fit your needs and that of the land on which you plan to build on. Almost anything is possible! Read some of the client testimonials to hear what others are saying about these superstar builders! Here is just one of the many.
David Reid Homes and Gray Hay completed the most amazing renovation on what was our run down beach cottage to become an amazing family home. Everyone that see’s or visits our home are amazed at the transformation and outcome. Gary did exactly as we requested. Both with the budget and variations to budget. His craftsmanship and planning we excellent. Gary also sourced great trades to assist in the renovations. He went above and beyond in making sure the project went to our plan and expectations. Council approvals and certifications also went smoothly to plan. Gary Hay & David Reid Homes absolutely delivered on our dream. We highly recommend David Reid Homes without reservation. – Megalife – Tugun (Gold Coast)

Take the next step towards your dream custom built home

The Gold Coast team here to help you achieve your dream home, whether it be a New Custom Built Home or an Extension or Renovation on your existing home. they can give you space, style, and quality. they are not ‘budget’ homes but do accommodate for a wide range of budgets. They aim to eliminate your stress when building and streamline the entire process. With the use of their construction management portal, you can follow the progress of your home while they manage the entire process for you; including assisting with council approval documents! DRH Gold Coast also use a 6 step building process including;
  1. Soil Testing and Earthworks
  2. Slab Stage
  3. Frame Stage
  4. Lock-Up Stage
  5. Fixing Stage
  6. Practical Completion
Click here to find out more about their building process. Make sure you browse around their website, read their FAQ page, take a look at their gallery, and when you’re ready to get started, give them a call on 0410 588 649 or email them at goldcoast@davidreidhomes.com.au or brisbanesouth@davidreidhomes.com.au. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram. No obligation, no pressure, the builders will let you know the best way for you to get started. Gary and the team will take the time to listen to you and understand exactly what you want and need. They will answer your questions, give you helpful and honest advice, and let you know how they will work within your budget.

As professional luxury custom home builders since 1993, they have helped many locals in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast transform their homes and build their perfect home.

Let them help you!

Below are a few pictures from their ” Casurina” build. To see more from this house, click here. 
Hamptons inspired beach home with all the features of the Hamptons from paneling posts to garage doors and even the coffered ceilings throughout the downstairs. This home features a media room, living area, dining area, kitchen, and butlers pantry. The kitchen features Carrara marble, American sink, and all featured timber cupboards. Upstairs are all 4 bedrooms with the master having a sitting room, walk-in robe and fireplace. The bedroom balcony overlooks the backyard and pool areas. Out the back are the entertaining areas with a fully covered boat shed with raked VJ lining ceilings. This home is really something!  

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!

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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Building With David Reid Homes | Step By Step

10 Steps For Building With David Reid Homes

Here at David Reid Homes, we understand that building a home can be a scary and nerve racking experience. But we endeavour to make every one of our clients home building experience a positive one! We have compiled a step by step process for building a home with us; from the start to finish.

Step 1 – Free Site Inspection. 

We will meet you on site to discuss construction options and your requirements for the home.

Step 2 – Designing Your Home

You tell us what style home you have in mind and we can recommend a building designer or architect that we think is most experienced to fulfil your needs. We will then work as a team to give you the very best in building service.

OR

Help In Choosing a Plan. 

If designing your home is just too daunting ( we understand this!) or if you are a first home owner just starting out in the home ownership world, we can offer you a fantastic choice of flexible plans to suit you and your block. (see our plans here)

Step 3 – Quotation Process. 

We will prepare a budget estimate or quotation for you with site works and all other inclusions. It is set out in a clear manner that shows everything that is included in your quote, so there is no confusion with what you would be getting.

Step 4 – Quote Acceptance. 

We will discuss any changes and additions to the project you would like to make and gain approval to proceed with the works.

Step 5 – Signing of Contracts.

We will the prepare contract for you to sign and develop a time line program for the project and arrange a start date.

Step 6 – Finance Approval 

You will need to provide us with your loan approval documents or bank guarantee that you have your own funds to cover the contract value before moving forward.

Step 7 – Commence Construction Works.

We will commence construction of your new home! you will receive constant updates on the progress of the project. Site meetings can be arranged if required to monitor progress of the works.

Step 8 – House Detail.

Once your home is complete, will will fully detailed it, not just clean!

Step 9 – Handover Part 1.

We will now carry out a detailed inspection of the completed works with you and rectify any incomplete works for final acceptance and occupation of the home. Arrange for the finance inspection and valuation so final payment can be made,

Handover Part 2.

We will then arrange a date to hand you the keys to your new home!

Step 10 – Maintenance Period

Attend to any issues or any rectification works that require completion during the defects liability period. 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. On the surface it may be hard to differentiate one builder from the next. Using our Home Builder’s Check List make it easier to gather information and compare offerings from builders in your area, and help you make the right choice the first time. To help avoid misunderstandings and to ensure you are comparing apples for apples make sure the questions included in the link below are answered and included in your quote. Checking Your Quote  

Check out our blog post on why David Reid Homes is the only builder for you!

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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
       
David Reid Homes Facade

Selecting Your Home Design

Designing A Home With David Reid Homes

The beauty of building your own home, is that you can create any type of home you want. It’s a great idea to start out by scrap booking ideas from books and magazines, you can also start with one of our plans; we have over 50 plans that you can draw inspiration from! You can then modify the plans to suit your family and lifestyle. Not all builders will be as flexible in allowing changes to their standard plans; check that your builder does.

Click here to see our downloadable house plans!

 
Dubbo Display Home
The ‘St Clair’ Home by David Reid Homes Dubbo
  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, but talking to your builder first can save you thousands of dollars. Ask their opinion on where to go for design help for the type of house you want to build. Here at David Reid Homes, we are more than happy to 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 of the house, and there may be changes that can save you tens of thousands of dollars on building costs. We can offer you an obligation free assessment to discuss with you the difficulty of the site, best orientation, etc. A trap that many people fall into is going to an architect and designing a “dream home” that they cannot afford to build. 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 from the start, you can minimise this problem. Using our in-house building design service comes with practical advice and know-how, the designer and builder work closely from concept to finish, hence it being so important for us to understand your vision from the start.

Here are some things we suggest you should consider before building your home:

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

Below is a house plan for ‘The Goulburn’, one of our All Star Range homes. 

Goulburn House Plan

If you are interested in a building a custom home, please contact us!

David Reid Homes National Conference 2019 Awards!

  David Reid Homes National Conference 2019 Awards!

We are pleased to recognise franchises who have taken out awards in special categories that are pre-eminent design features in all David Reid Homes.  

The Best Use Of James Hardie Product Award!

Sponsored by James Hardie

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Congratulations to David Reid Homes Brisbane South/Gold Coast on winning the

Best Use Of James Hardie Product Award!

Very well deserved!!

Runner Up: The White House –

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The Bathroom Of The Year Award!

Sponsored by Reece and Caesarstone

Congratulations to David Reid Homes ACT on winning the

Bathroom Of The Year Award!

Very Well Deserved!

  Runner Up:  Bathroom of the Year David Reid Homes Shoalhaven      

The Kitchen Of The Year Award!

Sponsored by: Caesarstone and Smeg

Congratulations to David Reid Homes Shoalhaven on winning the

Kitchen Of The Year Award!

Very well deserved!

    Runner Up: Kitchen of the Year David Reid Homes New England      

David Reid Homes is a national building company specialising in unique designs and quality craftsmanship for custom 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 home.

At David Reid Homes we do things differently, and it is our people that make the difference.

Contact us today!

 
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