Rural living in style with Estate Series from GJ Gardner

Potential homebuilders can visit the G.J. Gardner display at Somerset Rise, Thurgoona, or inspect the The Forest Park display at Forest Hill, Wagga Wagga.

The Edgewater Estate, an open floor plan combined with a blend of indoor and outdoor living wrapped in a choice of facades, will be launched at Henty by G.J. Gardner Homes.

Measuring around 25 squares living, the four bedroom “Estate” is ideal for that wide rural block with views and a northerly aspect.

Presented as a turn-key package, the Edgewater comes with a media room, alfresco area, ensuite, open plan kitchen-family room-dining, a butler’s pantry and verandahs.

This will be the second year G.J. Gardner has exhibited at the field days.

Operations manager Jeremy Way said a presence at Henty helped identify the requirements of rural and regional homeowners.

“We had already built homes for farmers in the district and found our range suited their individual requirements,’’ Mr Way said.

“Our point of difference is understanding what the rural market needs,’’ he said.

“Landholders often have questions around the dedicated solar options, septic systems, bore water and tank sizes and what they can do themselves like site works to reduce the costs.

“We had a good alliance with Polymaster at Henty last year, and this gave clients more options for rainwater tanks. This was just one example of us engaging with rural suppliers to improve our offering to rural clients.

“Our first year at Henty was all about getting our name out there and talking to people to understand what they want.

“Everyone was amazed by the sensational response and the atmosphere, so it is something we want to continue doing.’’

Mr Way said the field days were positioned in the middle of the company’s geographic footprint of Albury, Mulwala, Jerilderie, Griffith, West Wyalong, Cootamundra, Gundagai, Wagga and Tumbarumba.

The G.J. Gardner Albury and Wagga franchises are owned by Chris Moscher and Leigh McGlynn.

Six sales consultants are based in the two regional cities with four in Albury and two in Wagga.

The company recently won a Master Builders Association Award for the Best Custom Home between $350,000 and $450,000, which was a customer home in the Fairway Gardens Estate, Thurgoona.

In 2016, G J Gardner won the coveted Best National Home Builder Product Review Award as a result of outstanding customer satisfaction.

“Our point of difference is the custom homes, being able to build anything that a customer requires whether that is off their own plans or a modification to our plan,’’ Mr Way said.

“We aim to build a better quality home, more suited to what the individual customer wants.’’

Potential homebuilders can visit the G.J. Gardner display at Somerset Rise, Thurgoona, or inspect the The Forest Park display at Forest Hill, Wagga Wagga.

Mr Way said the Forest Park 302 display was a modification of the standard Forest Park 307 floor plan.

“This display has been sensational as we needed the accessibility for customers in Wagga to see our product,’’ he said.

“It was opened in October and we saw an instant response once people were able to see the quality of the home, and have face-to-face discussion with us.

“We are looking for other opportunities to build another display home in Wagga within the next 12 months.’’

G.J. Gardner also has a display home in the Sweetwater Estate retirement village at Henty.

“The feedback from the display included the size and layout being ideal for retirees – it is there to showcase what is available within that price range,’’ Mr Way said.

Mr Way said the Sweetwater plans had been marketed to metro residents as Henty was an ideal rural environment to retire to.

G.J. Gardner Homes consultants will be at Henty to answer any questions primary producers may have on building investment properties and the tax depreciation advantages, plus first home owner grants for potential NSW home builders.

G.J. Gardner Homes will be at site 963C, near Farm Gate Produce Market, at the field days.