From initial floor plans to the finishing touches with carefully selected paint palettes, designing your own home gives you the unrivalled opportunity to exercise total control over your future living space. These days, leveraging the right technology not only empowers you to add convenience and capability
We live in a digital world. That's why, as you design and build your new home, you'll want to think about your options for your telephone and internet. Beyond simply choosing internet service providers (ISPs) and connectivity packages, you may have the opportunity to choose between fibre optic
With big decisions like building your own home, you certainly want to 'try before you buy' as much as possible. It might not seem plausible to get that much of a preview when you're considering the process. After all, looking at blueprints, floor plans and mockups hardly give you the
Have you ever walked into a home that intuitively felt warm and welcoming? Conversely, have you entered a house and instantly experienced the desire to flee?
Chances are, you've encountered both these moments at some stage in your life. Without consciously knowing why, some homes
Over the last few years, it's been impossible not to notice the rising house prices across Australia. While the extended growth spurt appears to be slowing in regions such as Perth and Darwin, the same cannot be said of Sydney. Residential property prices in the capital city have continued to
The world of construction is filled with so many industry-specific terms that reading a contract can be like trying to decipher a secret code. While G.J. Gardner helps you take care of all the paperwork, you'll probably still want to have a solid understanding of what you're agreeing to before
Lighting is perhaps the most important factor to consider when creating a welcoming ambience. While lamps and fixtures play a significant role in any good home design, you should also keep natural lighting in mind. Well-placed windows not only bring the sunshine into your home and flood the rooms
Home design has come a long way in the last decade or so, but one thing remains constant: The kitchen is still very much the heart of the home.
Display homes are an excellent source of inspiration and allow you to get a feel for a variety of styles. Whether you're going for a modern or
CERTAINTY MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
There’s no doubt that building a new home is a massive commitment. It’s likely to be one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. So it’s important to work with a builder you trust – someone who understands
Now that the mercury is dropping you’re probably spending a lot more time indoors. Which is great, as long as your home’s interior decor isn’t colder than the Snowy Mountains in July. If you’re currently designing your new home,
HEAT IT UP!
Winter in Australia means two things – complaining incessantly about the weather and being terrified of your electricity bill. We can’t do much about the first one, but we can share a few tips that will help reduce the weather’s impact on
Storage is one of the most overlooked elements of home design. Sleek, contemporary display homes are great for inspiration, but it’s easy to forget no one actually lives in these pristine properties – or tries to keep them tidy with a young family
The Heart of the Home
As any family knows, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home. A well-designed kitchen is at the heart of family life: it’s the place where we cook and entertain, share meals and stories, and unwind after a long day. As a
Freedom to Choose
If you’ve walked through a few display homes recently, you might have left feeling a little confused. You’re an individual with your own preferences and tastes, so it’s natural to like different elements from each home – the
A little attention to detail goes a long way – both indoors and out. Here are a few clever builders’ tips for making the most of your outdoor area.
Make a splash
Outdoor kitchens are perfect for warmer climates
When you are building a new home it can be difficult to know where to begin. Here are a few tips to help you kickstart the design process.
The first step is to settle on a location for your new home. It may sound simple, but things like lot size,
G.J. Gardner Homes gives back to Variety
If you’re looking to buy a brand-new home in the Tamworth region, an auction at Longyard Estate in July could make your dreams come true. And the great news is it will also raise much-needed funds for some of Australia’s
There are a few easy ways to make your brand-new dream home stand out from the crowd. Here are our top five inclusions for adding value when designing your home.
Timber floors are durable, hygienic and
Relax at home in the Stillwater 285
Searching for a contemporary home design that will make the most of your estate or small acreage block? The G.J. Gardner Homes Element Estate Series features a range of homes designed to maximise indoor/outdoor living and help you
Buying a home usually means arranging finance. The choices are many when it comes to Mortgage providers and the types of products they offer. With this in mind, where do you go to ensure that the loan you end up with is the best for you? You can go to your
Harness the power of nature in your new home
One of the easiest ways to add value to your new home is to harness the power of nature. Designing your home to maximise natural light and breezes will give it a relaxed, welcoming feel, along with that lovely sunny glow you
You are my sunshine…
Over the past decade residential solar power has taken off in Australia, thanks to high feed-in tariffs and comparatively low installation costs. As a result, one in five Australian households now use solar power for its electricity or hot
Add value to your home with a butler’s pantry
Nothing takes the shine off a dinner party quite like piles of dirty dishes in the sink. If you entertain regularly, you’ll know that open-plan living spaces make it easy to prepare food and serve guests from
The Fernbank range – meet your new home
OUT WITH THE OLD HOME, IN WITH THE NEW
Real estate agents love to tell you that location is everything – and often they’re right. Location is a huge consideration for most homebuyers and can be crucial in determining your home’s value;
HOLIDAY AT HOME IN LUXURY
Looking to bring a touch of the exotic into your everyday life? Look no further than the new Element MANDALAY design by G.J. Gardner Homes.
This beautiful family home is influenced by traditional pavilion-style architecture, with
GET IN FIRST
Signing the contract on your first home is one of the most exciting times in your life. But before you reach this milestone, there are a few important things to consider. One of the biggest decisions you will need to make is whether to buy an
DOWN, DOWN, RATES ARE DOWN
On February 3, the Reserve Bank lowered Australia’s official cash rate to 2.25 per cent – a record low designed to boost business and consumer confidence in the face of slowing economic growth.
NEW YEAR, NEW HOME
The new year is a time for goal setting – to eat healthy, get fit, save money or go on a holiday. It’s also the perfect time to think about your living situation, and where you want to be over the coming year.
IN YOUR ELEMENT
It’s true that building on a steep or sloping block can be more challenging than on a standard site. But the end result – a beautiful split-level home that makes the most of aspect and views – is well worth the extra planning and effort.
A CUSTOM-BUILT LIFESTYLE
Designing a new home is one of the most exciting times in your life. But with so many choices, there’s no doubt the process can also be a little overwhelming. There are myriad floorplans, inclusions and colour schemes on offer, and you
AN INTERESTING CHOICE
Unless you’ve been lucky enough to win lotto recently, it’s likely you’ll be building your new home with some help from your local bank manager. Taking out a mortgage or home loan is a big step, and it’s important to shop
LOVE YOUR LIFESTYLE WITH THE NEW ELEMENT METRO SERIES
Building on a narrow lot? You don’t need to settle for a small, boxy house design.
Instead, take a look at our new Element Metro Series, a range of contemporary homes carefully designed to suit narrow
Temperatures are on the rise – along with household living costs. So whether you are building a new family home or an investment property, it makes good financial sense to invest in sustainable design and construction.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
When you’re blessed with one of the most livable climates in the world, it makes sense to get outside and enjoy the warmer months. But now that summer is here, are you making the most of your home’s outdoor spaces?
Can’t decide whether to purchase an existing home or build your own? Here are a few issues to consider.
Buying an existing home often results in a cheaper overall price per square metre, but that shouldn’t be the only factor you consider.
Forget contracts and settlements – it’s the process of designing a new home that most people are drawn to. However, with a seemingly endless array of choices, it can be difficult to decide which features to include in your new home. Here are some tips to help you step through the process.
If you are investing in property as a wealth creation strategy, receiving your annual tax bill can be a frustrating experience. In Australia, if you sell an investment property for a higher price than you paid for it the profit is known as a capital gain, and you will be liable for capital gains
Building a new home should be one of the most exciting times in your life, but without the proper planning it can also be one of the most stressful. A good way to simplify the process is to opt for a house and land package.
A house and land package allows you to streamline your purchase
At tonight’s HIA-CSR Sunshine Coast/Wide Bay Housing Awards GJ Gardner Homes Fraser Coast took out the Display Home $300,001-$500,000 Award for their "Silkwood 264" display home in Pialba.
New home buyers the ultimate winners with G.J. Gardner Homes Gympie taking out the 2012 Master Builders Best Display Home
To meet the needs of their clients, G.J. Gardner Homes are increasingly building smarter family homes, especially in metropolitan areas. These home owners usually consist of young families who want to live close to good schools, parks and nice restaurants but not too far from the city.
When looking at investment properties, most buyers assume that an established house or apartment offer the cheapest and easiest option. On closer analysis however, when the hidden costs of extras are added in and the risks associated with older properties are factored in, the picture changes for
At G.J. Gardner, communication is of utmost importance. That is why, when deciding to build a new home, choosing us for your project means you have a unique five-star performance guarantee. This involves customers being invited on site at the completion of the five major stages of construction
Whether it’s a sprawling family home or an entertainer’s beachside retreat, the façade of the home is the essence of a property. It tells a story of what lies behind the front door and it adds not only street appeal but immeasurable value to the resale of the home.
Planning and construction of a new home design takes a lot of planning and patience. To the uninitiated, it can be a daunting process. You have to ensure your new home builder is experienced, committed to quality and will deliver in full, on time and within budget.
G.J. Gardner Homes, Australia’s largest, franchised homebuilder*, has seen a significant rise in consumer demand for more compact homes, driven by a trend to subdivide and a desire to live closer to the city.
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Northern Beaches based home builder, G.J. Gardner Homes, will hold one of its popular knock down rebuild seminars at its Brookvale premises on Thursday 28 July at 6pm.According to managing director, Horst Lueckl, the knock down rebuild seminars are designed to explain the process, from start to
This month ten years ago, Graham & Jean Ruddell opened the door to their GJ Gardner Homes office in Townsville. A builder in the Burdekin region for 20 years, Graham decided to make the move to the big smoke of Townsville relocating his family
G.J. Gardner Homes Victoria & Tasmania are proud to announce the arrival of some funky new designs;
Firstly, Two new additions to our famous Skyward Range! Introducing The Aquila, and The Dorado -Two Storey.
G.J. Gardner Homes Queensland has launched an exciting new range of ‘Express Series’ homes for fast, great value home building.
The team at G.J. Gardner Homes Newcastle has put their money where their mouth is by pitching in their money and expertise to build a house in Belmont North.
By Jodie Grinsted
GOOD things come in threes – just
And the winner of Innovation, Enterprise AND Service Excellence is G.J Gardner Homes
Last week G.J Gardner Homes proved good things can come in threes, winning an overwhelming number of categories in the 2010 Australian Business Awards for Innovation, Enterprise
G.J. GARDNER HOMES PUTS SPRING IN CARLEE’S STEP – Builder Supports Warwick Paralympian’s Sporting Quest
Queensland home builder G.J. Gardner Homes has put the international sporting dreams of Warwick Paralympian
The HIA would like to congratulate GJ Gardner Homes for winning the prestigious HIA CSR Victorian Marketing Award.
The awards held on November 6 at Crown's Palladium Ballroom, recognize excellence in housing.
The awards were announced before a crowd of 800 industry leaders
G.J. GARDNER HOMES have joined the elite group of one of the top ten NSW detached house builders.
When spoken to today, Jayne Moran of G.J. Gardner Homes said “We have been increasing our market share over recent years by providing quality homes at most competitive prices while
G.J. Gardner Homes has moved up seven places in the top 200 franchises around the globe, according to a report released this month.
The report, released by Franchise Times magazine, details the top grossing 200 international franchises. See the report here for more details -
Last week the HIA (Housing Industry of Australia) released the top 100 builders in Australia for 2008/2009.
G.J. Gardner Homes celebrated their first ever entry into the top 10 builders.
G.J. Gardner Homes was listed at number nine on the list of builders in the whole of Australia
Food and wine will play a big part in this year’s G.J. Gardner Home & Leisure Show in Tamworth with the incorporation again of the New England North West Food & Wine Fair.
The G.J. Gardner Home & Leisure Show coming up in Tamworth on October 18th and 19th is all about enjoying our ultimate lifestyle, according to organisers, "and this year, the show will introduce innovations aimed at changing the way we live".
Twenty three years after the first Tamworth Home & Leisure Show, held in 1985, the event is being relaunched with a new sponsor.
Dianna Lockwood, Sales Manager of Rural Press Events, which stages the Show, has welcomed G J Gardner Homes as
G.J. Gardner Homes ranks in Top 200 Franchises
G.J. Gardner Homes has been ranked as one of the top two hundred franchised companies
G.J. Gardner Homes Tweed Heads has taken out the award for their stunning display home "The Sanctuary", at Salt Village, Kingscliffe.
The Award was passed to Debbie Stoffels and Chris Meekin at the the Master Builders Excellence in Regional Building Awards on Saturday
It is with great excitement that I announce thatPeter Hudechasopened G.J Gardner Home’s newest office in Albury.
Peterhas a wealth of building experience on the border and has followed in the foot steps of his father who was also a builder in the region.
Australian Builders to Construct New Kenyan Orphanage
Recently, Mike Kucinskis and the rest of the team at G.J. Gardner Homes Taree pulled together a miracle for a local Taree family who had been dealt a lot of hard blows throughout their life with illness and injury.
By working his suppliers, Mick was able to build the family a home with
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