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First Home Buyers – Did You Know?!

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

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


First Home Loan Deposit Scheme Price Caps:

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

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

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

The Coogee | Contemporary Living

SUPERIOR QUALITY

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

RAISING THE STANDARD

David Reid Homes is ‘Raising the Standard’. This isn’t just a motto for us – it is something we take very seriously in everything we do throughout our company. We aim to deliver a home that exceeds expectations in design, build, and aesthetics, and we also want to ensure that the process from start to finish is exceptional. To do this we set extremely high standards for our entire team at David Reid Homes and want you to know that your ‘standards’ are our priority. Each individually designed home will be unique – as no two David Reid Homes are ever the same. Our designs reflect each individual homeowner’s flair and creativity and are tailored to complement their unique geographic setting. We pride ourselves on the level of customer care extended to our clientele. This superior service starts with your unique design and is carried through all aspects of our management of your home build: including the products we use, suppliers, and master craftsman we work with, our attention to detail, and our engagement with you throughout the process. We treat you just as we would want to be treated when building our own luxury home.

LUXURY INCLUSIONS

The real David Reid homes difference lies in the overall quality of our build and the range of superior luxury inclusions. Our Dozen Points of Luxury Difference are 12 key appointments to your home that will complement your modern living to give you superior comfort and eco-efficiency. To name a few, the list features ducted air conditioning, pure wool carpets, floor to ceiling tiles to bathroom and ensuites, and stone benchtops. It also includes a prestige range of innovative, smart thinking appliances. As communication is one of David Reid Homes’ core values, we pride ourselves on providing weekly building updates on the progress of your new home.

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!

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.

     

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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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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