About G.J. Gardner Homes Sydney - North West (Dural)

Experience that you just cant buy

In our modern age it isn’t often you see a family trade being passed from father to son as in times of old, however the Vandenbergs of Dural are one family still keeping that age-old tradition alive.

With 14 years’ experience under his belt, Alex Vandenberg from G.J. Gardner Dural is the third generation of his family to enter the building trade in Australia. His father was a builder for over 40 years, following in the footsteps of his father before him who built homes for the people of Sydney north for nearly 50 years. Combined, the Vandenberg trio boast over 100 years of experience in home building. Impressive by any standard.

Alex’s partner in G.J. Gardner Dural, Alex Huggins (Alfy), is also an experienced builder having been involved in the construction industry in Sydney north for over 14 years.

Both Alex and Alfy have lived in the Sydney north area for over a quarter of a century and during that time they’ve seen a lot of changes in the local home building landscape. The local duo say the growth in new home builds in the Hornsby & The Hills shire has been steadily increasing in the years they’ve been working in the local building sector. 

“This growth has been largely propelled by a steady release of new land which has seen a lot of new fly-by-night players enter the market.”

“However as we’ve been building in the local area for over 14 years, both before and after taking on the G.J. Gardner franchise, we have a well-established network of contacts with suppliers and have built a great deal of trust with locals.

“It’s the kind of trust that comes from many years’ experience – the kind that money just can’t buy.”

About Us

For our team, it is about building the dream home every time

Alex Huggins

Managing Director

Alex has been with G.J. Gardner Homes for the past 18 months and has spent the last 14 years in the building industry as both a carpenter and builder. His building history and experience makes a great combination to not only understand a dream, but to be able to help his clients build their dream.

His knowledge and thorough understanding of G.J.’s products and procedures allows him to provide his clients with honest and accurate information, in order to assist them with making decisions. Alex values the trust his clients give him when going through the building process, and enjoys seeing their excitement once their build is completed.

Alex is born and bred in the Sydney North West area and is a proud club legend at the Pennant Hills Australian Rules Football Club.

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