Know the Soil you Build on

With any new home design, GJ Gardner Homes arranges a number of inspections of the proposed building block. The most important being the geotechnical testing of the site, commonly known as a soil test…

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Embrace Your Inner Designer

Of all the elements of design, colour is the most powerful and personal. Colours are, by nature, an extension of your personality. Bold. Cool. Warm. Subtle. An expression of one’s self. Sub…

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Making The Most of a Narrow Block

With the right design, a narrow block is a no-worries proposition. But, how do you make the most of the space you’ve got? At G.J. Gardner Homes, we offer a range of narrow block house de…

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Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Investment Property

Buying your first investment property can be daunting. In contrast to buying your first home, buying an investment property requires greater research and objectivity. Put simply, buying an investment…

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The Benefits of Designing Your Own House Plans

The chance to build a new home that’s completely suited to your taste and lifestyle is a tempting opportunity. This post explores the benefits of designing your own house plans,…

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Features to Consider When Building a New Home

Creating your dream home means choices, options, and sometimes – confusion! This handy guide gets you started on what features to consider when building a new home. You’ll be one step ahea…

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Tips for Building a House on a Budget

Looking to build your dream home on a fixed budget? Not sure where to save money during the building process? In this post, we pro…

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Achieve the Scandi Design Look for Your New Home

Scandinavian house design takes more than a trip to your local IKEA. If you’re set on Scandi style for your new home, read on for ideas on everything from architecture to artwor…

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Sustainable House Designs: How to Go Green With Your New Home

Seeking to reduce your carbon footprint and conserve energy? Like the thought of saving money over time? Let’s face it, gre…

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The Knockdown Rebuild Process: What to Expect

There are many reasons for choosing a knockdown-rebuild over a major home renovation. In many cases, it’s simply cheaper and easier to choose a knockdown-rebuild – particularly if your hom…

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The Costs of Buying a House For First Home Buyers

Do anything for the first time, and there’s a lot to learn. For a first time buyer, it’s the costs of buying a house that can get your head spinning. That’s why we’ve created t…

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Comparing Home Builders - 5 Questions to Ask Before Signing Anything

Building a new home is a major financial and logistical undertaking. Therefore, it’s important to choose the right builder.

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The Costs Involved For Building a House on Your Own Land

Have a block of land already? Ready to start designing and building your dream home? Then read on! In this post, we outline the overall cost to build a house on your own land. First…

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Feng Shui House Designs - Creating a Harmonious Home

Seeking harmony, balance and flow in your life? Looking to add some feng shui to your home design? The ancient prac…

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How to Achieve the Boho Style in Your New Home

Ever felt like changing your life and going bohemian (boho)? Luckily, you don’t have to become an actual bohemian to go boho. Creating a boho style house is a great way to explore your inner boh…

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Saving For A House Deposit - Hints and Tips to Help You Save

Saving for a house deposit: what does it really take? Forget the quips about avoiding smashed avo – we’ll show you how to get ahead and make your dream a reality. The firs…

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Stamp Duty on New Homes - What to Expect

If you’re building or buying a new home, there’s a good chance…

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Thinking of Buying a Second House & Renting the First?

If you own your own home, your #1 financial goal should be to pay off your mortgage, right? Not always. Some astute homeowners leverage their existing home to buy a second house and rent the first. Th…

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What to Look For When Buying a Block of Land

If you’ve decided to build a new home (rather than buy an existing one) with G.J Gardner Homes

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Thinking of Rebuilding? How Much Does it Cost to Demolish a House?

If you’re in a great location with a not-so-great house, rebuilding on your existing piece of land is an ever-popular choice. In fact, about a third of all new house builds are now in this categ…

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How to Achieve the Balinese Style Look in Your New Home

Fallen in love with Balinese design and architecture? Looking to add the Balinese touch to your new home? Balinese home designs are becoming increasingly popular in Australia, particularly in the warm…

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How to Achieve The Hamptons Style for Your New Home

There are some aspects of the American way of life that Australians have been more than happy to adopt: Southern food, Black Friday sales and Netflix among them. In recent years, Aussies have wh…

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The Costs of Buying a House For First Home Buyers

Do anything for the first time, and there’s a lot to learn. For a first time buyer, it’s the costs of buying a house that can get your head spinning. That’s why we’ve cre…

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How to Build a Child-Friendly Home

If you’ve got young children or are planning a family, building a new home has an added layer of complexity: making it child-friendly. From play spaces to safety, the little people in your…