- Verified customer
Simple and easy, our dream home!!
After wondering through a lot of the same and similar style display homes, we eventually walked through a Gallery Living Home and were instantly in love. The Miro range was exactly what we were looking for, the natural light, the openess of the spaces and most importantly energy efficient! Our Consultant Rebecca was fantastic to work with, her knowledge of the product and ways to implement our design needs was outstanding. We were also on a budget and Rebecca was honest and straight up with costs and never pushy. In the end we got everything we wanted in the home and couldn't be happier. I'd absolutely recommend Gallery Living and Rebecca to everyone.
- Verified customer
Rebecca made the process easy.
Working with Rebecca Bird was simple and straightforward. She took the time to listen to our needs and help is with a design to suit them, the block, the view, and still deliver an efficient home. As first time home builders, Rebecca stepped us through the process and answered questions along the way. She kept us up to date with all that was happening with our plans. I'd definitely, and have, recommended Rebecca to friends who are looking to build.
- Verified customer
They built our dream home!
After moving to South Australia to settle down we never thought we would end up building our dream home but after looking at a few estates we knew building was right for us! Despite some minor nerves, after talking with a few companies we decided to build with Gallery Living due to their uniqueness. We loved the idea of not having a traditional brick house, the use of different materials and especially how they use natural light. We especially loved contributing ideas to the overall design of our house and it’s layout.
We were...quite specific with what we wanted in terms of design and functionality, and our initial consult with Chris was low stress. Chris was very knowledgable, down to earth, honest and listened to our needs and was happy to make adjustments/alternations where necessary. Build Our head builder Richard and his team were hard working and honest. Any questions we had during the build process were always happy to be answered. Just before handover at the walkthrough Richard was extremely thorough, asking us to put tape on anything that didn’t look right and needed immediate touch up or fixing. As he said ‘the more tape the better’, so we walked throughout and around the whole house marking with tape anything that needed attention before handover.
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- Verified customer
Very happy with Gallery Living. Would use them again in a shot.
We had what we think was a dream run with Gallery Living. We'd actually signed on with a different builder initially (Rendition Homes, highly unrecommended, their initial quote was $X, then we signed on, paid a deposit, and their final quote was $X + $10,000, and they couldn't identify why it had gone up so much, so we walked away from them). Gallery Living itemised the cost of every last thing in the build and Chris, our designer, was an absolutely amazing fellow. So passionate about what he did, he tweaked things until we were perfectly happy...with it, and found ways to shave of a bit of money here and there as well. Then our building supervisor, Jeremy, was also fantastic. Managed the build so well, sent us regular photos and updates of what would be happening next and when. Very happy with the finish of the house and love living here. We would absolutely recommend Gallery Living to others and would use them again ourselves.
A positive experience with a great result
Our build with Gallery Living was well managed from design to handover. Issues arose, naturally, but were dealt with expeditiously. We felt part of the process from beginning to end.
- Verified customer
Loving our Gallery Living home!
What a positive experience with Gallery Living. We visited the display at Aspire and fell in love. The thing we liked the most was that the Gallery home designs were different. We didn't just want plain old bricks and mortar an couldn't walk away without talking to the sales consultant. This is where we met Jade and our journey began. We can't speak highly enough of Jade, from initial discussions right the way through to completion she has been there with us every step of the way. Jade got us, she worked with us to design a floorplan that...not only suited us but also our budget. Jade's design knowledge and guidance really helped us get the house we dreamed of and we couldn't and probably wouldn't have it if wasn't for her. Once construction had started we were kept well informed by Jon our build supervisor, we made what he probably thinks a million calls to him but he was able to reassure us and answer all questions or concerns we may have had in a timely manner. It is also worth noting that the trades used during the build were excellent as well. We visited the site almost daily when the build started and all of the trades were welcoming, polite and happy to explain what was going on. The final build costs were as estimated, there were a few issues encountered along the way (out of the builders hands, council to blame) but overall the cost of the build was maintained to almost the dollar (actually it was in our favour) which was a relief to us. Once we finally got to handover day, walking through our new home was exciting. The workmanship of the home is excellent and we have since had many trades comment on how straight the walls, slabs and the quality of the paintwork etc are. We have had many people comment on the how well the different materials used looks. We wanted something different and we got exactly what we asked for. Couldn't be happier. Would we recommend Gallery Living? You bet we would, in fact because of this positive experience we are already considering another build. Thanks to Jade, Jon and the team at Gallery for bringing our home to life.
Questions & Answers
To those who are now living in a gallery living home, how are you finding heating and cooling costs? Given the larger windows in these designs, do you find it costs more to air condition in summer and heat in winter? Any positives or negatives you could provide would be appreciate thanks.
We've only been in a short time plus we added solar when we did not have it before. All our windows are double glazed except some louvres so I hope it should be reasonably good.
Imhave only been in my home for 4 months. My windows are also double glazed, except the louvres. I have found the north facing windows keep my northern living areas lovely and warm in winter, compared to the south facing bedrooms/laundry/bathroom that a very cold in comparison. I ensure that the blinds are down by about 4.00pm to retain the heat. I have not had any permanent heating installed at the moment I have only been using a portable convector heater and my heating costs are low. With the arrival of spring I have found that there is already considerably less direct sun coming through the north facing windows but I am yet to experience a summer in my home.
I have found our house to be a lovely warm house in winter, we only had our heating on a minor amount throughout the long winter of 2016. Now that summer has arrived I'm finding the house to be warm in summer. If it's 25 outside it's 25 inside. This is great when it cools down at night, your house quickly cools down too, they don't retain the heat like brick homes. But there is no way you could go without air conditioning in the metro area.
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