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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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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.

The Catalunya Modern Living | David Reid Homes

SUPERIOR QUALITY

Modern streamlined features and well-planned layout all combine to make this home extremely liveable. Tranquility abounds with the inclusion of a reflection pond at the entrance of the home and the theme continues with an indoor/outdoor water feature along the main hallway. The kitchen and living areas are transformed into the outdoors when bi-fold doors open out to an outdoor entertainment area complete with built-in barbeque and swimming pool, creating a gathering place for family and friends. The home has three bedrooms and a study, plus a designated media room providing plenty of space for family or guests. The main bedroom features a stunning ensuite complete with an innovative steam sauna/shower unit where on can relax in luxury at the end of a busy day.

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 range of superior luxury inclusions. Our Dozen Points of Luxury Difference are 12 key points to your home that will complement your modern living to give you superior comfort and eco-efficiently. 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.

Here are some pictures from a build of the Catalunya!

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.

     
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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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