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IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU Get the home you want
RAISING THE STANDARD We’ve been building homes in Australasia for many years
HELP WITH FINANCING YOUR NEW HOME It’s easier than you think to get started
FUTURE-PROOF BUILDING Your home will be safer, warmer, and more efficient
COMPLETION PROMISE Your home will be completed, no matter what
BE INSPIRED AND CREATE THE HOME YOU WANT A range of home designs to offer inspiration for your new home
PERSONALISE A PROVEN PLAN Every one of our designs can be made unique to you
70 GET THE HOME YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED Gather your thoughts and start creating your perfect home 72
WHAT NEXT? Steps to building your dream home
A HOME BUILDER CHECKLIST Ask the right questions and find the right builder DRH
WELCOME In certain situations, clients prefer to draw inspiration from existing designs; David Reid Homes has an extensive portfolio of concept designs to help home owners make the right decision. “Our suite of concept designs has been exclusively created so you can see how design, aesthetics, materials and technology can make a difference in your new home,” - Managing Director, David Reid Homes Ken Beissel.
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ABOUT DAVID REID HOMES
RAISING THE STANDARDS
David Reid Homes is a national building company specialising in unique architectural designs and quality craftsmanship for luxury homes.
It takes skill, vision and determination to see a building project through from the beginning to end. For the people at David Reid Homes, these attributes have seen the company expand nationally. Operating in all areas of Australia, David Reid Homes has been dedicated to creating inspired homes for clients all over the country for many years.
With offices throughout Australia, you can be assured of receiving a consistent level of superior service no matter where you choose to build your luxury home. At David Reid Homes we do things differently, and it is our people that make the difference. Our professional team of designers, home builders and interior decorators are passionate about luxury homes and will help you to design and build your dream luxury home on time and within budget. Our motto is Raising the Standard and our award winning Display Homes and numerous satisfied clients are testament to our proven ability to deliver time and time again. We would love the opportunity to meet with you and with the help of our expert home builders, create your dream luxury home.
The company’s philosophy, “To continually raise the standard of design, innovation, quality, service and value to levels which others can only attempt to aspire to”, resonates through ever department. In certain situations, clients prefer to draw inspiration from existing designs; David Reid Homes has an extensive portfolio of concept designs to help home owners make the right decision. “Our suite of concept designs has been exclusively created so you can see how design, aesthetics, materials, and technology can make a difference in your home. From IT to architecture, the close-knit team at David Reid Homes persistently work together to form the perfect home for every client. This dedication to its art has seen the company receive a number of awards around Australia.
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU... At David Reid Homes we pride ourselves on delivering the home you’ve always wanted. We’ll work with you to create a home that reflects your personality and suits your lifestyle. Custom design your home from your ideas, or add your personal touches to one of our proven plans. The choice is yours. We’ll keep you involved every step of the way, staying in touch through whatever method works for you. You’ll have your very own website “My David Reid Home”, regularly updated with photos and news about the progress of your home.
RAISING THE STANDARD... David Reid Homes has been building homes in Australasia for many years, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands when you choose us. You’ll know what your home will cost to build upfront, before construction begins. Our industry-leading contracts, supported by Master Builders Association as well as Housing Industry Australia, will match your staged payments to the actual progress of your new home. With David Reid Homes you know exactly what you’re paying for. We’re one of Australia’s most award winning builder’s in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards, and we complete all our homes to the same award-winning standards of design, quality and workmanship. Our superior buying power and industry relationships make a David Reid Home exceptional value for money. We only deal with trusted Australian suppliers and recognized brands, so you can be sure everything in your home will be of the highest quality.
HELP WITH FINANCING YOUR NEW HOME Building your home can be one of lifeâ€™s most satisfying experiences. Choosing a lender that specialises in new home finance will help ensure your building experience is an enjoyable one. David Reid Homes is able to offer new home finance through our finance partner, David Reid Homes Finance . We have a dedicated Finance team for every David Reid Home franchise who can help with your home buying needs. Ask your New Home Consultant David Reid Homes Finance.
HOMES FOR THE FUTURE David Reid Homes is a pioneer in the building industry’s efforts to deliver homes that are safer, warmer, healthier and more energy efficient. We’ll collaborate with you to find the solutions that work best for you and your family, improving your home’s comfort and value for many years to come.
COMPLETION PROMISE When you choose to build with David Reid Homes, we make a promise to you. ‘All David Reid Homes Franchisees pledge to complete the construction of your home to meet the terms and conditions of your residential building contract.’ It’s a promise we’ve always kept, for many years and counting. For full details of the David Reid Homes completion promise and indemnity, please refer to your local David Reid Homes Franchise.
BE INSPIRED AND CREATE THE HOME YOU WANT Your new home can be whatever you want it to be, a proven plan that’s tried and true, or a completely unique design created to complement your personality and lifestyle. Often, it will be something in 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. Use one as the starting point, do your own creation or combine elements from several to form the home that’s perfect for you and your family. This is where your dream home begins. Turn the pages and start making a list of what you need, and all the things you want. Then contact David Reid Homes to bring your dreams to life.
ASCOT 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 en-suite 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.
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BARCOO This substantial family home ticks all the boxes, with its generous open- plan living area giving you oodles of space. At its heart is a large central kitchen with a walk in scullery thatâ€™s as practical as it is pretty. This and the feature lounge surround the large outdoor alfresco. With a spacious second entertainment living room for the children.
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BAJA 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, bathroom, powder room and en-suite. Chic yet practical the entertainerâ€™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 a breathtaking split level pool all of which provide uninterrupted views making this design perfect for a waterfront home.
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BROOKLAND Designed to pamper, this luxury sized home is an inspired example of true architectural style and legance.An impressive front entrance leads the way to a series of stunning water features providing a tranquil feel to the home. The lower level features a large dining and living room, gourmet kitchen, media room and formal study which can be utilized for those who wish to work from home. There are also two bedrooms on this level, perfect for the family or for special guests. The upper level of the home is a private sanctuary for the parents complete with a luxurious en-suite and massive walk in robes. Double doors lead from the master bedroom out onto a large balcony perfect for enjoying a quiet drink at the end of the day!
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CATALUNYA Modern streamlined features and well planned layout all combine to make this home extremely livable.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 to the outdoors when bi-fold doors open out to an outdoor entertainment area complete with built-in barbecue and swimming pool, creating a great 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 en-suite complete with an innovative steam sauna/shower unit where one can relax in luxury at the end of a busy day.
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COOPER A smart, open plan living design with strong emphasis on light and spatial volume, and seamless indoor-outdoor flow. sloping ceiling lines with high-level glazing allow light to flow from the entry, kitchen, and living areas through to the alfresco.
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COOGEE 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 roof and travertine clad feature entrance. The entrance, complete with feature chandelier overlooks a glinting ornamental pond welcoming visitors into the home. With 3 bedrooms, a study, media room, 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. A feature fireplace links the light and airy family room with the entertaining areas. Upstairs, the master bedroom not only opens into a 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 pond s completes t his enviable home.
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KINGSGATE A property fit for royalty, The Kingsgate has been designed to impress even the most discerning homeowner. The firstfloor of this palatial home features theatre style media room, generous open lounge, office, guest room with walk in robe and en-suite and an uber chic kitchen designed for modern living. Upstairs you will find three spacious bedrooms complete with walk in robes and stylish appointed en-suites. The landscaped outdoor living area flows from the downstairs living room, creating another picturesque element of this already feature-packed property. The polished decking runs flush to the in-ground plunge pool. From the unique elevated balcony, enjoy the scenery as the sun sets over the horizon. The Kingsgate promises to be an enviable home and the hallmark of any estate.
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MACKAY This stylish architecturally designed 4 bedroom home boasts lifestyle and comfort with emphasis placed on the excellent living and entertaining spaces. The design allows for cool breezes to flow from the entry through to the rear family and dining areas. The undercover alfresco area gives the best of both worlds, the feeling of outdoor and indoor living with space to entertain family and friends or relax and read a book. The master bedroom is located on the first floor and is separate to the other rooms to give privacy while still having excellent access to the bedrooms. The Mackay will suit growing families with the space and ease of a modern lifestyle.
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MACQUARIE This creatively designed and spacious home comprises four double bedrooms and three living areas, providing endless space and privacy for all the family. Sliding doors lead from the living space to a dedicated alfresco area, perfect for family dining and entertaining.
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MARGARET Let the world know youâ€™ve arrived. This upscale home is the ideal family hideout that will make the neighbours green with envy, with its low-maintnance contemporary styling and superb street appeal. A mixture of classic brick and weatherboard on the outside and stylish family living within.
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MOLONGLO A beautifully designed four-bedroom home with spacious open-plan living areas that pour out onto your patio deck. This home soaks up the sunshine for the best summer living for all the family to enjoy.
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MODENA This modernist gem proves straight lines and simple rectangles are all thatâ€™s needed for architectural perfection! This three bedroom three bathroom home is an aesthetic marvel; itâ€™s beautiful central pool becomes the first feature to greet residents, offering a sense of tranquility and relaxation. Adjoining this pool, a vast, sheltered outdoor entertainment patio wraps around corresponding indoor living and dining areas. The dedicated media room ensures any loud entertainment is neatly contained, while the study is the perfect placefor a home office and or studying. Upstairs, bedrooms one and two both feature very hospitable en-suites, the main bedroom including a luxurious walk in wardrobe mirroring the general spaciousness of the entire room.
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NAUTILUS 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 louvers 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 ensuite, a stunning state of the art kitchen, luxurious spa inspired master en-suite 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 home owner would be proud to call home.
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SHEARWATER Situated on a large cliff side site with sophisticated modern living at its best, the streamlined Shearwater creates an impressive living space. The fusion of floor ceiling glass panels in the living area showcases the beautiful 180 degree views over the coastal area. Chic yet practical the entertainerâ€™s kitchen has plenty of storage with a dedicated pantry and overlooks the dinning and living areas in order to achieve uninterrupted views of the coastline. Features include a large master bedroom with a walk in robe and en-suite that opens out onto the spectacular resort style gardens leading to a tranquil cabana, the perfect place to sit and relax in the summer months. There are also two additional large bedrooms, a study that could be utilized as a fourth bedroom, a bathroom and powder room. Located underneath the home, the garage accentuates the height of the house and gives the Shearwater high-stature in the street.
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ST CLAIR Uptown and upbeat - this two storey cladded home with feature cladding to column has the wow factor. Extensive use of full-height glazing floods interior space with light. The ground floor features family living spaces and master suite. Upstairs, three bedrooms with a spacious family room and home theatre creating the perfect teenage retreat.
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REINTREE The architecturally clever Reintree will cut an indelible impression in any streetscape. Boasting clever design features and strong clean lines, the Reintree is sustainable design at its best. Incorporating natural elements of stone, glass and luxurious Italian ceramic tiles, this architecturally designed home features four spacious bedrooms all with en-suites and open plan living spaces. The generous outdoor living area incorporates two separate retreats, framed by a modern lap pool complete with minimalist water feature. The home has been designed to create an open yet inviting space, complete with luxury mod cons. With a gourmet kitchen, spacious media room, contemporary bathrooms and sanctuary-like bedrooms, the impressive and modern Reintree design promises to turn heads for years to come.
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WOODSONG True to its name, the Woodsong creates a relaxed living space within an architecturally savvy design. With its strong lines and bold use of stone externally, inside the Woodsongs inviting and warm, with 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, barbecues 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 home ownerâ€™s delight â€“ a timeless classic that will always be in vogue.
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Personalise a Proven Plan At David Reid Homes we invite you to personalise your home, both inside and out. Itâ€™s easy to customise your home with our range of facade options. A wide range of exterior claddings, roof lines and colours will make your home totally unique, even with our most popular designs.
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10 STEP BUILDING PROCESS If youâ€™re wondering what happens through each stage of the building process, here are the basic steps to completing your new home. 1 SHOW HOME VISIT Come and visit us at one of our stunning show homes in your local areas. 2 INITIAL DESIGN AND PROCESS MEETING We visit your land with our Building Consultant to discuss and document your ideas, needs, house plans and budgets. 3 CONCEPT AND DESIGN OF YOUR NEW HOME Design and briefing meetings are held with the architectural designer. From these meetings your concept design and cost estimate is prepared, presented and amended if necessary. 4 DECISION TO ACCEPT ESTIMATE AND PLAN PREPARATION On acceptance of the estimate, your house plans will be prepared. Your selections are documented in the addendum to specification and your working drawings are prepared, presented and finalised.
Construction of your new home will commence soon after Council consented plans are received; at which stage a build start date is determined and an indicative timeline presented. Progress payments will be required as per the contract.We will hold regular site meetings with you and take two weekly progress photos. 8 QUALITY CONTROL Once construction is completed we will undertake final inspections and full quality control checks.
5 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND COUNCIL BUILDING APPROVAL A Fixed Price Contract is prepared and presented to you for approval. Once you are satisfied, the contract documents, including the building contract, working drawings, addendum to specification and guarantee documentation are signed. We will prepare and lodge with Council the building consent application (We may also need to apply for resource consent for your build).
9 HANDOVER - COMPLETION On completion we will clean your home and arrange for the final Council inspection. You will be invited to come and inspect your new home with the Construction Manager. Once the home meets your approval a David Reid Homes representative will meet you at your home to present you with the keys along with an information pack about the house and product warranties.
6 COLOUR SELECTION/FINISHES Whilst your plans are in Council, you select the colours and finishes for your new home. Kitchen designers, landscape designers and colour consultants are available to assist you with your specific requirements.
10 MOVING IN You can now move in and enjoy your new home. A David Reid representative will explain the maintenance period and the conditions of your guarantee. As part of the follow up service, we will ask you to complete a client satisfaction survey.
7 CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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Home builder’s checklist... 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 will make it easy to gather information and compare offerings from builders in your area, and help you make the right choice the first time. Ask your David Reid Homes Consultant for the full comprehensive checklist to ensure the specifications of your home are everything you want.
Is your builder a local builder with local knowledge ? Is the builder supported by a quality national brand that has been around for over 10 years ? Is your builder amongst Australia’s most awarded group of franchise builders ? Will the builder offer a complimentary building site visit during the planning of your home ? Does the builder provide you with an industry- leading 6 month remedial maintenance period ? Is the builder a Housing Industry Australia member or Master Builder Association member?
Does the builder use market-leading Australian based manufacturers and supliers ? Does the builder use quality local subcontractors ? Does the builder have a solid process around variations to avoid surprises ? Will the builder provide you with a fixed price contract, with any provisional sums backed by quotes ? Does the builder have a process to keep you fully informed through the building experience ?
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