Waitaki and South Canterbury

Architectural Home Design and Build

David Reid Homes Waitaki and South Canterbury specialise in custom built, design and build homes.

The Waitaki/South Canterbury area extends south of Rangitata River down to Moeraki and Palmerston, and includes Timaru, Oamaru, Twizel and Tekapo.

Owners, Aaron and Nikki Mackay, pride themselves in building homes that raise the standard in this area.

Aaron is a Licenced Building Practitioner who Project Manages the build, utilising his 15 years in the building industry. He has built architecturally designed homes in New Zealand and Australia, and now manages his team of builders locally.

Recent success has seen David Reid Homes Waitaki and South Canterbury winning gold with all three houses entered in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition. Two of these were named category winners and were placed in the top 100 entrants in New Zealand, with one going on to win the New Home up to $450,000 category. The homes range from an economical build to a large family home, and are all very different in style.

Aaron and Nikki work with clients to ensure the building process is a fluid transition from initial meeting and concept design, to moving in. They offer the complete service, tailoring the build to individual client, listening to what is important to ensure the home is functional and well designed. They provide complete job pricing, ensuring open communication and realistic expectations while utilising local architectural draftsmen, designers and tradesmen to provide a turn key service of high quality homes that they are proud to stand beside.

If you have a design you’d like refined or need some ideas on a home to fit your section, talk to the local team with the experience to make it happen.



Build Mack (2016) Ltd

92 Weston Road,
Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 8.30am-5.00pm

Meet Our Team


  • “Building with Aaron and Nikki from David Reid Homes was an easy process which ended in us achieving a dream home that exceeded our expectations. They paid attention to the small details which resulted in a unique and high quality finish. The builders were helpful and friendly and communicated with us every step of the way. With the fixed price contract we had no nasty surprises with the build cost, giving us peace of mind throughout the building process. We would definitely recommend David Reid Waitaki to anyone looking to build!” 

    Craig & Nicki

  • “Aaron and Nikki were our first choice when it came to building our first home.  We loved the David Reid designs and we found the perfect one to suit our family.  We were not able to be onsite much due to the distance, but Aaron was great at keeping us in the loop and helping us make decisions.  The workmanship and finishing was of a high standard and we could not be happier with the finished product.  We had put the pressure on to be in by Christmas and we were!  From start to finish we found Aaron and Nikki amazing to work with and it was exciting watching the progress of our home come together.  We can’t thank you enough for making the build such an enjoyable experience, with a brilliant end result.”

    Chris & Jodi
  • "We had a fantastic experience building our first home with Aaron and Nikki at David Reid homes. They made the process really easy for us and listened to our needs and made sure we were happy along the way. We absolutely love our beautiful home."

    Simon & Justine
  • 2022


    2022 Mid & South Canterbury New Home $1.5 million - $2 million – Gold

  • 2022


    Regional Kitchen Excellence – Lifestyle Award

  • 2022


    2022 Trends International Design Awards Group Home Builder of the Year – Winner

  • 2022


    2022 Registered Master Builder House of the Year Top 100 – Qualified for National Awards