Looking to build a unique home in the New England region of NSW? Require the services of a quality builder you can trust and rely on? When it comes to custom home builders New England, you can’t go past G.J. Gardner Homes - Australia's number 1 rated national home builder.

The G.J. Gardner Homes franchise for New England is proudly owned and managed by Chris and Kate Thornton – renowned custom home builders New England. Chris, Kate and the professional team at G.J. Gardner Homes are based in Armidale, but service most parts of the New England region, including Glen Innes, Inverell and Narrabri. Whether you’re seeking to build a stylish custom home, or purchase a quality house and land package, you won’t be disappointed by what Chris and the team have to offer. Besides being custom home builders New England, the team at G.J. Gardner Homes in Armidale specialises in off-the-plan homes (150+ designs), new investment properties and knockdown-rebuilds.

The New England region is a vast area of NSW with no formal boundaries – it generally covers the Northern Tablelands, the North West Slopes and the Liverpool Plains. The G.J. Gardner Homes team for New England focuses primarily on the Northern Tablelands, as well as parts of the North West Slopes (eg. Narrabri). The New England region is famous for its agricultural industries (beef, lamb, wool, wheat, cotton), spectacular National Parks and precious gemstones (particularly blue sapphires). The region is also home to the New England Regional Art Museum (Armidale), the National Transport Museum (Inverell) and the University of New England (Armidale). Residents are never surprised when visitors fall in love with the region, and start searching for custom home builders New England.


A number of major highways service the New England region: the New England Highway, the Gwydir Highway, the Newell Highway and the Kamilaroi Highway. Direct train services are available from Sydney to Narrabri and Armidale. Residents can access domestic air travel from airports in Narrabri, Inverell and Armidale.


A large number of major retailers operate across the region, including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Target, Kmart, Big W, Bunnings, Best & Less, The Reject Shop and Harvey Norman.


Armidale is considered the unofficial education capital of the region. Prominent schools include Armidale High School, New England Girls' School (NEGS), The Armidale School (TAS) and Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC).

Interesting Facts about New England

  • The indicative population of the New England region is 250,000.
  • Median house prices generally range from $200,000 to $350,000 across the New England region.

Chris and his team of custom home builders New England service the following cities, towns and suburbs in the New England region:

  • Acacia Park
  • Armidale
  • Ben Venue
  • Boggabri
  • Bona Vista
  • Burren Junction
  • Commissioners Waters
  • Deepwater
  • Dumaresq
  • Dundee
  • Duval
  • East Armidale
  • Emmaville
  • Glen Elgin
  • Glen Innes
  • Glencoe
  • Guyra
  • Inverell
  • Kingsgate
  • Madgwick
  • Narrabri
  • Newling
  • North Hill
  • Red Range
  • Soudan Heights
  • South Hill
  • St. Patrick's
  • The Mission
  • Tingha
  • Uralla
  • Walcha
  • Wee Waa
  • West Armidale

If you’re looking for custom home builders New England, please call the G.J. Gardner Homes office in Armidale on 02 6771 3855.

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