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Celebrating Excellence: David Reid Homes win big in the Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2023

  • At David Reid Homes, our commitment to delivering exceptional quality and craftsmanship has once again been recognised on the grand stage. We are thrilled to announce that our teams have snapped up multiple awards at the prestigious Master Builders House of the Year Regional Awards 2023. These accolades stand as a testament to our unwavering dedication to building homes that are not just houses, but reflections of the dreams and aspirations of our clients. 

    A Night of Triumph and Celebration

    The Master Builders Regional House of the Year Awards are a series of events that showcase the best of the best in the construction industry. It brings together industry professionals, designers, architects, and builders who have set new standards of excellence. The 2023 Regional events were a triumph for our local David Reid Homes teams, as their commitment to innovation, design, and meticulous craftsmanship was acknowledged with several notable awards.


    1. Regional Supreme House of the Year under $1 Million, Altus Window Systems New Home $750,000 - $1 million Regional Category Winner & Gold Award Winner - Waikanae


    This award is a huge achievement in the construction industry. It recognises the finest home that demonstrates exceptional design, quality, and workmanship for under 1 Million NZD. The David Reid Homes Kapiti team pulled it out of the bag for this three-bedroom home in Waikanae Beach. Not only did they receive the Supreme Award but also the Regional Category Award.

    The clients asked for an inviting, warm and livable home and that’s exactly what was delivered. The beachside house has all the character, lines and charm of a quintessential Kiwi weatherboard house, but with the benefits of a brand-new build. Open-plan living spaces flow effortlessly into the outdoors which lends itself to the kind of laid-back living the client was after. 

    Not only was the finished result a triumph, but the journey to getting there was an enjoyable one for the client. We asked them what the best thing about working with David Reid Homes Kapiti was and here’s what they said:

    “The best thing was the calibre of people [David Reid Homes Kapiti] had working on the build. Every single person is at the top of their game and is an expert at what they do. Everyone was absolutely lovely to work with as well.”


    1. GIB Show Home Regional Category Winner & Gold Award Winner - Kapiti


    The David Reid Homes Kapiti Team won Gold and the Category Award for this beautiful pavilion-style Show Home in Waikanae. The entry, which connects the living to the rest of the home, provides outlooks throughout the property; skylights create shafts for natural light and ventilation. The open-plan living area, with raking ceilings, clerestory windows and a striking fireplace, leads to an outdoor room and wide deck. The dark timber-toned kitchen has an integrated pantry for extra space when needed. Three double bedrooms, one with ensuite and walk-in robe, and a bathroom are on the third level, connected by a wide half-flight of stairs. It’s all here — a template for how to perfectly do pavilion-style on a sloping site.


    1. New Home up to $500,000 Category Winner & Gold Award Winner - Kapiti


    Yet another win for the David Reid Homes Kapiti Team! This family home built for Suhanya, Dan and their kids on Kapiti Coast demonstrates how cost-effectiveness and creativity can meet to create something beautiful. The site was on the smaller side but “No space in this house wasn’t thought about” says Suhanya “The space has been utilised so well”. 

    As well as the three bedrooms, the sunny house has a study, two bathrooms and a garage. The kitchen, in white and wood tones and with a tiled splashback, has a scullery; in the main bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe is tucked behind a deep-green panelled feature wall. Other embellishments include a barn-style sliding door in the lounge, a tongue and- groove feature wall in the ensuite and a window seat in the dining room. Concrete floors in the kitchen-dining zone are practical and sleek. With no neighbours on one side, the owners can fling open sliders and step onto private decks and a patio.


    1. Altus Window Systems New Home $750,000 - $1 million Gold Award Winner - Wellington & Wairarapa


    David Reid Homes Kapiti understood the brief when Tony and Janie,  looking to build their dream home in Waitarere Beach, approached them. “We have ticked all the boxes and we’re grateful to everyone along the way who helped us achieve it” says Janie of her new home.

    Commanding rural views can be enjoyed through expansive windows and sliding doors. In fact, glass is a key component of the design. On the north-facing front of the house alone, three sets of sliders — in the open-plan living space and main bedroom suite — connect to sheltered decking. Around the corner, another set links the living room to the loggia. The kitchen, with moody hues, waterfall-edge island and tucked-away pantry, is a lovely place in which to prep food or catch up over morning coffee or an evening wine. The main bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite with luxurious touches such as a double vanity with twin black basins and, for soaking up the vibe, a standalone bath. Dividing this part of the house from the rest is a gallery leading to the boardwalk-style entry. On the other side are two bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry and double garage.


    1. Altus Window Systems New Home $750,000 - $1 million Gold Award Winner - Wairarapa


    The David Reid Homes Wairarapa Team really built a stunner with this home. For a start, its clean lines and vertical and horizontal timber cladding make it a welcome addition to its neighbourhood. The cladding, teamed with metal roofing and aluminium joinery, also means it’s low maintenance. Lots of glazing, including sliders, ensures plenty of natural light inside, and this spotlights the contemporary interior. The kitchen, which melds into the dining space, has timber tones, in keeping with the home’s calming palette, and a walk-in pantry. The connected lounge off to one side opens straight onto the portico. It’s seamless. Bathrooms — one for the family and one in the main bedroom suite — are retreats from the bustle of life. Tiles in soothing tones and a standalone bath reinforce the point. You’ll also find a separate laundry and a double garage in this wish-list over-achiever.


    1. CARTERS New Home $1 million - $1.5 million Category Winner & Gold Award Winner - Wanaka


    When Colleen & John approached David Reid Homes Wanaka & Central Otago asking for a home that could comfortably host multiple generations, the team hit it out of the park. There’s an awful lot of house here — two living spaces, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a media room, office, separate laundry, drying/storage room and double garage. Thanks to smart design and skilful crafting, however, part of the house can be shut off when only the owners are in residence. When family or friends arrive, soft close cavity sliding doors open it up again. The moody hues of the Central Otago landscape the house occupies are reflected in the interior. An oak veneer kitchen and scullery are the hub; timber and slate-grey tones reinforce the natural vibe. Several outdoor living zones flow from inside, one of which is covered and has a barbecue — all-year alfresco dining is a given. “I love everything about it” says Colleen of her new home. This is next-generation living.


    1. Altus Window Systems New Home $750,000 - $1 million Gold Award Winner - Canterbury


    This Christchurch home presented its challenges with an irregularly shaped section but the David Reid Homes Canterbury Team ticked all the boxes with this 256sqm mid-century inspired home. Clerestory windows, skylights and glazed doors that lead to sheltered decks on both sides of the house flood the open living space with natural light. The kitchen has integrated doors that add to the sleek appearance, and a well-designed scullery with enough room for two fridges makes the space ideal for entertaining. 

    A second living room with moody decor is just the spot if the owners want to go somewhere more cosy, and you’ll find an office at the end of the hall. There’s a satisfying sense of solidity in the three bedroom house. Brick used on the exterior, for example, can be found in the fire surround. Fully tiled bathrooms, one a main-bedroom ensuite, provide a sense of luxury. 

    A big thanks!

    We want to give a thank you to the Registered Master Builders Association for recognizing our commitment to excellence and innovation. These awards wouldn't have been possible without the dedicated efforts of our exceptional team members, skilled craftsmen, visionary designers, and our valued clients who entrust us with their dreams.


    Want to own an award-winning home of your own? Enquire with your local David Reid Homes team today.

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