Seeking to build something stylish and unique in Ararat? Looking for a reputable builder of Ararat custom homes? For quality Ararat custom homes, you need to speak with Australia's number 1 rated national home builder, G.J. Gardner Homes. Since 1983, G.J. Gardner Homes has set the benchmark for distinctive homes in Australia.

The G.J. Gardner Homes franchise for Ararat and surrounds is owned and operated by Ashley and Sally Heard – specialists in Ararat custom homes. Ashley and Sally are Ararat locals with over 30-years of building experience. Ashley, Sally and the professional team at G.J. Gardner Homes are renowned for building exceptional homes in Ararat and surrounding areas. Whether you’re seeking to build a custom home, or modify an existing off-the-plan design (150+ options), the G.J. Gardner Homes team in Ararat will turn your vision into reality. In addition to Ararat custom homes, Ashley, Sally and the team provide house and land packages and perform knockdown-rebuilds.

Ararat is a busy rural city located 200-kilometres west of Melbourne. The city is famous for its wineries (Montara, DogRock), wind farms (Challicum Hills Wind Farm, Ararat Wind Farm) and heritage tourist attractions (Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, Aradale Asylum, J Ward, Langi Morgala Museum). The Ararat economy is driven by agriculture (wool, beef, wine), tourism, renewable energy, health services and manufacturing (AF Gason is headquartered in Blake Street). Residents enjoy access to a library (Central Highlands Library), a cinema (Astor Cinema), two swimming pools (Ararat Fitness & Leisure Centre, Ararat Olympic Pool), a golf course (Chalambar Golf Club) and a regional hospital (Ararat & District Hospital). Not surprisingly, more people are seeking to build Ararat custom homes and enjoy the city.


Ararat is located at the junction of two major highways: the Western Highway and the Pyrenees Highway. Ararat railway station is on the Ararat train line, which links to Ballarat. The Ararat Rural City Council provides a local bus service.


Major retailers in Ararat include Woolworths, Aldi, IGA, Target and The Reject Shop.


Ararat is home to six schools: Ararat Primary School, St Mary's Primary School, Ararat West Primary School, Ararat North Primary School, Marian College and Ararat College.

Interesting Facts about Ararat

  • The population of Ararat is 8,297 (2016 census figure).
  • Based on data from real estate sources, Ararat’s median house price is around $205,000.
  • Demand for Ararat custom homes is on the rise.

Ashley, Sally and the friendly team at G.J. Gardner Homes not only build Ararat custom homes, but create distinctive homes in the following towns and estates:

  • Ararat
  • Armstrong
  • Buangor
  • Crowlands
  • Dunkeld
  • Dunneworthy
  • Elmhurst
  • Evans Park
  • Glenthompson
  • Great Western
  • Greenhill Lake
  • Hamilton
  • Horsham
  • Jenkinson Estate
  • Lake Bolac
  • Lakes Edge Estate
  • Mafeking
  • Maroona
  • Mininera
  • Moyston
  • Norval
  • Pomonal
  • Rossbridge
  • Southbank Estate
  • Stawell
  • Streatham
  • Sunny Brae Estate
  • Tatyoon
  • Westmere
  • Wickliffe
  • Willaura
  • Woorndoo

If you’re considering Ararat custom homes, please call Ashley, Sally and the team on 03 5352 3298.

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