Love our new Gallery home :)
Overall our building experience with Gallery Living has been smooth and pleasant. Our sales rep Rebecca was terrific, very easy to discuss all aspects of the build, she helped us to customise our house design to suit our family. She was always very courteous and helpful. Our building supervisor Jeremy was also very easy to work with. He was super organised and efficient, on top of everything all the time. The only disappointment was an extra charge at the end for extra soil removal, which had been taken out of the provisional cost earlier in th...e process. Would have been much better to leave it in and not get a bill at the end. Lesson learned. That aside, we are very happy with our lovely new home. Workmanship is excellent, from the construction to painting and cabinetry. It’s open and spacious, with lots of natural light and room to move. I’m sure we will be very happy living in it. Can’t wait to move in.
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.
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.
Questions & Answers
My husband and I are interested in building with GL but have noticed that the ‘finish’ of the display homes is lacking. We are wondering what people have experienced regarding the build, finish and durability of the gallery living home you’ve built - both short and long term.
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 i...n 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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