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Meet The Team

Posted: 2017-06-21

Your experience at D.R. Gordon will be both friendly and professional as David and his experienced team are involved from initial contact, design and proposal through to commencement and ongoing liaison for the entire project. Find out more about who makes up the award winning team at D.R.Gordon Building..... <a...

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First Home Owner Grant changes for regional Victoria

Posted: 2017-03-29

Double the First Home Owner Grant for New Homes in Ballarat The Victorian Government has announced that it intends to increase the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) from $10,000 to $20,000 for new homes built in regional Victoria including Ballarat and valued up to $750,000. About the initiative For contracts signed between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2020, the First...

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Fact: Custom builds don’t always cost more

Posted: 2017-01-16

The cost of building on a sloping site can vary depending on whether you are building your new home from a volume builder or a custom home builder like D.R.Gordon Building. Volume builders produce homes from a limited amount of set plans which tend to suit flat sites. Altering floor plans for these homes can be a challenge.&nbsp; Some of these builders...

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Christmas Holiday Home Security Tips

Posted: 2016-12-21

If you&rsquo;re lucky enough to be heading away these holidays, have a great time! Just be sure to take some time out before you leave to ensure your home is secure and safe from intruders this season. A little peace of mind is a great way to start that holiday. With that in mind, here are a few helpful tips to prevent your house becoming a target for thieves. Secure Your...

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House and Land Package in Ballarat

Posted: 2016-11-16

Insignia Ballarat- Golf Club Precinct Ready to move in May-June 2017! With construction commencing now, D.R. Gordon Building present an opportunity to purchase off the plan, one of their beautiful new homes in one of Ballarat&#39;s most sought after locations - Insignia estate in Alfredton. To be built to David&#39;s exacting standards and with...

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The Process: In Brief

Posted: 2016-10-27

The Process: In Brief Thinking of building a new home in Ballarat? The decision to build a new home with Ballarat Builder DR Gordon, might be an easy one, but then knowing what you need to do from there or how the whole process works can be a different story! Whether this is...

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Tips to get you prepared for your Colour Selection appointment

Posted: 2016-09-28

So you are ready to build your dream custom home, you have signed on the dotted line and are now ready to start making the decorative decisions on what your new home will look like. Ballarat builder D.R. Gordon Building has some great ideas to ensure that you can hit the ground running at your Colour Selection appointment for your...

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D.R. Gordon finalist in the 2016 HIA Western Victoria Regional Housing Awards

Posted: 2016-08-25

Ballarat New Home Builder David Gordon and the team at D.R. Gordon Building are thrilled to announce that one of our stunning custom homes is a finalist in the 2016 HIA Western Victoria Regional Housing Awards in the custom built home $500,001 &ndash; $700,000 category. As a custom builder in Ballarat, we...

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Selecting a Builder to build your dream

Posted: 2016-06-28

Selecting a builder to entrust with the task of building your new home can often be a difficult decision. Whether you are planning a fully custom home or are looking for your ideal &lsquo;off the shelf&rsquo; design, you want to make sure that you get it right and select a builder that can not only produce a beautiful...

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Building on a Sloping Block

Posted: 2016-05-19

Building a new home on a sloping block in Ballarat or surrounds? Looking for an experienced Ballarat Builder who can work with you to design a custom home to suit your property? D.R. Gordon building&nbsp;has the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve a beautiful...

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Building decisions you will never regret!

Posted: 2016-03-23

If you are ready to build your dream custom home, or you have one of our plans in mind, Ballarat builder D.R. Gordon Building has some great ideas to ensure that you get the best from your new quality built home. You may have a list of which rooms you require in a home, or a colour scheme you love, but often...

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Looking to Invest or Downsize?

Posted: 2016-02-15

With construction commencing soon, D.R. Gordon Building presents an opportunity to purchase one of two remaining townhouses in a small boutique 3 townhouse development in the&nbsp;ever popular Ballarat suburb of&nbsp;Alfredton. These homes will be constructed with the quality and style that Ballarat has come to expect from D.R. Gordon Building. These properties uniquely...

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D. R. Gordon Building awarded 'Best of Houzz'

Posted: 2016-02-02

D. R. Gordon Building is thrilled to announce the achievement of a Best of Houzz award for Service 2016! This is thanks to our many satisfied Ballarat clients and their great reviews. If you are looking at building a new home and seeking some inspiration, we have lots of photos of our beautiful custom designer homes featured on Houzz for you to check out.&nbsp; Houzz is a...

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Duplex Living

Posted: 2015-12-14

D.R. Gordon Building recently completed a custom built duplex project at the beautiful Ballarat Golf Course Estate - Insignia. These cleverly designed and quality built homes, are a good example of what can be built on a reasonably small and narrow fronted block of land. By building to each side boundary with a...

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New Home - New Season

Posted: 2015-11-05

Spring has arrived with colour We love working with our D.R. Gordon Building clients to turn their custom home ideas and plans for their new home&nbsp;into a reality and hope to make the experience as a fantastic and fun process, and not so overwhelming as they may think it will be. Injecting colour and prints into the...

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Building a New Home in a Bushfire Prone Zone?

Posted: 2015-10-07

Building a new home in Ballarat? Looking for a Ballarat Builder who can give you peace of mind? D.R. Gordon Building has many years of experience building homes in bushfire prone areas building custom homes in the Ballarat and surrounding areas to suit the rural landscape. We can take you...

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Copper, Brass, Gold a soft metal love affair

Posted: 2015-08-01

Latest Trend Update by: Premium Interior Styling We recently worked on a stunning property for D.R. Gordon Building, property styling with the theme Copper, Black and Luxury. As the inclusion of copper, brass and gold are starting to steal the show after stainless steel has for many years this project provided both us and the client a wonderful opportunity to highlight the elegance...

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Brick Selection for New Homes

Posted: 2015-07-09

The exterior of your home should really set the tone for the rest of the design. With bricks making up such a large component of the outside of a building it is important to choose the right colour and texture. Colour and texture variation is part of the natural appeal of clay bricks and pavers. Whether your design is contemporary or conventional, the colours of the brick you choose...

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Cutting the cost of Winter

Posted: 2015-06-02

Winter has arrived well and truly in Ballarat, one thing is almost inevitable: the bills are about to go up. Heating your home is sure to put the biggest dent in your pocket. But there&rsquo;s plenty you can do to save cash and energy &ndash; and make your home greener. Here at D.R. Gordon Building we&rsquo;ve got lots of tips on how to save money on your...

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5 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Posted: 2015-02-25

So you have built a new D.R. Gordon Building Home and you are almost ready to move in! It&rsquo;s all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much&nbsp;you have to organise! I have just recently moved house and I have to say it is one of the most unpleasant things to do in life. As exciting as the new home bit is, you still have to...

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Hot Building Trends 2015

Posted: 2015-01-30

As a Ballarat Builder we have helped design and build some stunning homes over the years. Listening to what our clients desire and looking at inspirations from around the world we love noticing some growing trends in design, both inside and out. Here are our 5 home trends we are&nbsp;anticipating in the coming year.... 1:...

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Christmas Closure

Posted: 2014-12-23

Its time to hang up the tools for 2014. Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to seeing what 2015 has to bring! Thank-you for all our suppliers and trades who have made 2014 such a successful year. Wishing our&nbsp;past clients&nbsp;happy holidays in their brand new D.R.G homes and look forward to building future dream homes for many more clients to come! The...

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Winning a top housing award was a proud moment for D.R. Gordon Building

Posted: 2014-11-10

The 2014 HIA-CSR Victorian Housing and Kitchen &amp; Bathroom Awards were announced on the&nbsp;7th November at the Palladium Ballroom &ndash; Crown Towers. Winners are recognized for outstanding workmanship, design and innovation in the residential construction industry. D.R. Gordon Building took out the title for the Best Project Home up...

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Award winning Ballarat Builder, D.R. Gordon Building opens up the doors to the Oakmont 19

Posted: 2014-09-17

For one weekend only D.R. Gordon Building are proud to showcase to Ballarat the Oakmont 19, a stunning home located at 13 Insignia Boulevard, at the Ballarat golf course Insignia Estate, Alfredton. The Oakmont 19 is one of the 11 exciting Icon Series designs on offer. &nbsp; Style and comfort have not been overlooked with the Oakmont 19. You will love...

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FAQs about Building

Posted: 2014-05-08

Building Your New Home - Frequently asked questions from customers Firsty, dont ever feel silly for asking questions! Building a new home is a big investment and its important to have the information you need to making the decision that best suits you and your family. Equally important is working with someone you can communicate with and at least feel you can trust; so if you...

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How do I… Cut my power bills?

Posted: 2014-04-05

With winter just around the corner in Ballarat, one thing is almost inevitable: the bills are about to go up. Heating your home is sure to put the biggest dent in your pocket. But there&rsquo;s plenty you can do to save cash and energy &ndash; and make your home greener. Here at D.R. Gordon Building we&rsquo;ve got lots of tips on how to save money on your power bills this...

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Ballarat Builder and Business Owner David Gordon on Double Glazing

Posted: 2014-01-22

Double Glazing can reduce your heating and cooling costs, reduce noise by up to 80%........and they look beautiful too But how does it work? Single Glazing Standard single glazed widows off little to no energy efficiency and allow sound to travel freely through the glass. In Summer, heat passes through your windows and into your home. If...

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Advantages of building a brand new home in Ballarat

Posted: 2013-10-02

14 Top Reasons&nbsp;to Build a New Home in Ballarat Get what you want: D.R. Gordon Building offer unparalleled quality and value. Choose from an incredible selection of new home designs, then work closely with us to decide on the features and finishes that work best for you and your family. &nbsp; You choose...

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Local Ballarat Builder Pass The Test

Posted: 2013-07-23

D.R. Gordon Building Scores 92.16% For Customer Satisfaction Customer evaluation has been completed for D.R. Gordon Building in the 2013 Australian Achiever Adwards for Australia&rsquo;s Building Construction, Building Design, Decoration &amp; Architect Services category. Ballarat builder D.R.Gordon Building scored a highly recommended 92.16%. Now its its...

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Award winning Ballarat Builder, D.R. Gordon Building releases the ‘Icon Series’ range of homes

Posted: 2013-06-18

Locally Owned and Operated Ballarat Builder opens first display home For a limited time only D.R. Gordon Building are proud to showcase to Ballarat the &lsquo;Augusta 27&rsquo;, a stunning new display home located at 4 Goldwood Drive, at the Ballarat golf course Insignia Estate, Alfredton. Set on a block size of 486m2 the Augusta...

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Together we can make a difference

Posted: 2013-05-15

Working together to reduce the impact of suicide in our community D.R. Gordon Building is proud to support the Ballarat and District Suicide Prevention Network.&nbsp; We have been working with group members Lindy Packer and Des Hudson in developing a new website and social media networks for the group,...

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Save money on your power bills

Posted: 2013-04-02

How do I... Cut my power bills? With winter just around the corner in Ballarat, one thing is almost inevitable: the bills are about to go up. Heating your home is sure to put the biggest dent in your pocket. But there&rsquo;s plenty you can do to save...

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Apprentice of the Year Awards Ballarat

Posted: 2013-03-03

Ballarat Apprentice of Year Awards The Master Builders Association of Victoria's Apprentice of the Year Awards applauds the outstanding achievements of Victorian apprentices in the building and construction industry. Our very own Matt Lee from Ballarat has been given the recognition as 2012 - Best 2nd year apprentice in carpentry for Ballarat. Well done Matt, it&rsquo;s...

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Ballarat New Home Builder

Posted: 2013-02-28

Great new land release in Ballarat for the New Home Builder! Are you ready to build your new home and are looking for the right piece of land? Ballarat land for new home builders is often hard to find. Land at Lucas estate has been selling fast. So in order to keep up with demand they are releasing the Parkside Release Stage now! This new release includes 19...

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