About G.J. Gardner Homes Sydney - North (Brookvale)

Locals at hand

If you are looking to build in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, you need look no further than G.J. Gardner Homes Sydney North. Having lived in the area for most of their lives, and with nearly 30 years of experience within the building industry, husband and wife team Mel and Horst, along with their daughter Daisy certainly know what it takes to make a home.

They successfully bridge the gap between an inflexible and ‘generic’ looking project home and a “million dollar bespoke” rebuild for the Northern Beaches and North Shore market. Their signature Hampton style home has been a definite crowd pleaser, and cements the dynamic duo as having created an achievable ‘niche’ between a project home company providing a standard plan and a bespoke builder. Customers benefit from the national supply deals that the G.J. Gardner brand can bring, as well as the local knowledge and passion for our area in the materials and style we build.

Having grown up in the Northern Beaches, Mel’s passion for the area is one that many share – including Horst who moved to the area almost 30 years ago after the pair met in Austria. The pair love the Northern Beaches lifestyle, and it is there that they chose to raise their two children and build their business. The service that the G.J. Gardner Sydney North team provides is far reaching: from building family homes, generating work for local trades and small businesses and providing regular funding to local sporting teams, community groups and initiatives.

The franchise operates within the Sydney North area and we look after homes to be built in North Sydney, Mosman, Willoughby, Lane Cove, Kuring-gai, Pittwater, Warringah Shire and Manly Council areas. Our trades and staff all live in the North area of Sydney also and therefore the location of our premises in Brookvale is central for all arms of our operation. It is our express mission to become the premier Knock Down Rebuild specialist builders in the ‘Sydney North’ region.

Horst has managed to bring with him, his quality and trusted team of tradespeople across to the G.J. Gardner, model as well as introducing new suppliers and trades to the mix. The current reputation of G.J. Gardner Homes in NSW has given the Sydney North team a great foundation to build upon. The solidly established business is prestigious within the industry, renown for its reliable base of subcontractors, suppliers and experienced team of staff

About Us

Everyone who comes in contact with us to experience local knowledge and our passion for building

Grant Schwarz

New Home Consultant

Grant has lived on the Northern Beaches his entire life and is engaged in many local organisations within the community. With 4 children of his own who are schooled locally, Grant has a full understanding of the needs of a family that are living on the beaches.

With creative flair as a photographer and kitchen designer, it was a smooth transition for Grant into new home design. Grant’s ability to interpret the clients brief from concept to build is what makes him so admired with everyone who walks in the door.

Steve Condliffe

New Home Consultant

With 13 years experience in the custom design industry, Steve has acquired an extensive and broad knowledge base for design, construction and the building approval process for Knock Down and Rebuilds in the Northern Beaches.

All knock down rebuilds are unique, and they require a unique design or approach to obtain the best result. This knowledge is essential in providing his clients with a practical and economic solution to obtain their dream home.

Daisy Lueckl

Construction Manager

Daisy is the daughter of Melissa and Horst, and has been in the G.J. Gardner business since early 2016. She is currently undertaking a Certificate III in Construction Management, and aims to have her Certificate IV in the next few years. Having come from a background within the fashion industry, she has strong client relationship management skills.

Horst Lueckl


Horst Lueckl was born in Austria into a 'building family' and came out to live in Australia in the late 1980s. After his tertiary studies in Graz, Horst was inspired by working on unique and challenging building sites for his brother and father. The high quality methods and training that Horst learned in Europe set him in good stead for continuing his career here on the Northern Beaches.

It was in this unique part of Sydney that he fell in love with the abundance of natural materials used in residential builds, our open plan living styles and our knack of designing homes that encourage easy entertaining with a focus on family friendly house plans.

Melissa Lueckl


After graduating from a Bachelor of Education, Mel has worked with Horst for the past 25 years and is conversant in all aspects of the Construction Industry, specifically how to manage the administration, HR, marketing and accounting side of the operation.

Mel knows the Northern Beaches and Suburbs of Sydney so well as she was born here and has never moved away. Being a part of the team that Designs and constructs homes that are empathetic to the coastal and bushland suburbs that surround the office are a passion that Mel will never tire of. Living and working in a family business is a dream come true.

Tyler Sadler

Colour Consultant

Tyler has worked in the residential building industry for the past 5 years within the GJ Gardner Homes group. Her role within the business and her passion for property led her to study an interior decorating course. Before her career with GJ Gardner Homes, Tyler lived in the UK and worked within the finance and recruitment industry. Tyler joined the team in June 2010 as our Colour Consultant and thoroughly enjoys her part in assisting clients develop their dream home.

Emily Schwarz


As Administration Coordinator Emily’s role is to take care of the front desk and assist clients and trades through regular updates and prompt responses to any request. Emily’s customer service experience, with a keen interest in design and architecture ensures she is focused on creating a positive and engaging experience for each GJ Gardner client as they build their dream home.

Born and raised on the northern beaches, Emily loves to spend her free time outdoors with friends and family, walking her dogs and travelling. She looks forward to greeting each person with a friendly smile when they come through the doors of GJ Gardner!

Jane Thompson

New Home Consultant

A Licensed Real Estate agent for 17 years, Jane has an intimate understanding of what a home needs to have in order to strike the right balance between design and practicality.

Having worked in a wide range of markets across Sydney, and in recent years, the Northern Beaches, she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to advising on the right home design for you and your location, as well as the right level of investment.

Raising her own family here, Jane instinctively knows what type of home her clients need depending on their life stages and lifestyles.

Corey Bombardiere

Construction Supervisor

Corey has worked in the construction industry for Twelve years and has just started a new position with us as a junior supervisor, he is currently enjoying the organisation on his sites and working along side with his fellow trades.

Corey was originally a sole trading Carpenter who has obtained a certificate IV in Building and also has done additional studies obtaining a diploma in Management.

Marc Lawler

Construction Manager

Marc has worked in the local building industry for over ten years and is now the construction manager for the G.J. Gardner Sydney North team. Marc is a licensed builder having completed his Certificate IV and has a great working knowledge of the industry. He has worked on new homes, high end renovations and has commercial experience as well. Marc enjoys the challenge of multiple sites and strategic planning, he prides himself on having his sites run smoothly and efficiently.

Jericho Guilas


I have been living in the Northern Beaches for three years now. Originally from the Philippines and lived in Darwin Northern Territory for six years before moving here to the Northern Beaches.

I have two kids, a 13 year old son and 4 year old daughter. My son is schooled locally. I have been an estimator for most of my career life. When I was living in Darwin, I was working as an estimator for Onesteel Reinforcing.

My weekend activities are mostly local walks in Manly Beach as I'm only 5 minutes away from Manly beach, Playing basketball with my son, Lunch out at local restaurants in Manly or Dee Why, Letting my daughter play at the water park in Dee Why, Going to Sunday mass at St Mary's Church in Manly.

Michelle Burke


Michelle has worked in PR and then Marketing for more years than she's willing to admit. As the Marketing Manager, she gets to see the finished product and organises photoshoots for our willing clients are part of her job…Ït's so satisfying to see our clients happy and settled into their beautiful new homes, it's a dream job".

Michelle loves to travel and tries to do it regularly! She lives on Sydney's North Shore and wishes she could live closer to the Northern Beaches…."One day, that dream will become a reality" she says.


Office Awards

Selected to feature on the television series Best Houses Australia ín 2016
Selected to feature on the television series Luxury Homes Revealed in 2017

Office in the Community

Princess Georgia Foundation
Manly Breakers Cricket Club
North Curl Surf Club - Nippers
Under 6, Collaroy Cromer Strikers Soccer Team
Collaroy Plateau Public School
Balgowlah North Public School
Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea
Variety Big Bash Drive, 2017

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Images and photographs may depict fixtures, finishes and features either not supplied by G.J. Gardner Homes or not included in any price stated. These items include furniture, swimming pools, pool decks, fences, landscaping. Price does not include all facades shown. For detailed home pricing, please talk to a new homes consultant.