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Thank Goodness We Found Sanctuary New Homes


When Ty and Kerin Starr moved into their beautiful new home built by Sanctuary New Homes in october last year they breathed a sigh of relief.

Having built homes before, they decided it was a good time to look for a block at the right price where they could build their forever home. They found just the right block at Gwandalan, a triangular shaped lot which was ideal for their future plans.

Next they partnered with a project builder who, according to Ty, who didn’t do the right thing as they couldn’t use the plan the builder designed. “So, we lost a year and a lot of money in the process. Then we had to start all over again to find a builder who could help them realise their dream.

"Luckily, we found Gary Palmer of Sanctuary New Homes, based at Tuggerah, and visited Studio S their selection centre a number of times. Everything is there in situ so you can see just how everything will look in your home.

"Gary was great, right from the start. As we couldn’t use the other builder’s design he set about designing the single storey, four bedroom home we had our hearts set on, to suit our triangular block.

"We were after a builder we could work with and Gary, who is meticulous with detail, did a site inspection to check the topography before starting on the design. Sanctuary New Homes are site specific as each home they build is custom designed for that specific block.

"Gary arranged for an engineer because a dropped edge beam was required off the alfresco area as we were building a pool pretty close by. They checked and double checked everything.

“As far as we are concerned it was a wonderful partnership which has produced the results we were looking for and we are both very comfortable with our new home,
said Ty.

A problem with the range hood in the kitchen, not fitting correctly, was quickly fixed according to Ty with Gary getting the kitchen man back to correct the problem. A towel rail in the bathroom was also tightened. "Any problems we had were fixed quickly and that’s impressive".

"Sanctuary New Homes are custom builders and we proved you don’t necessarily have to pay project builder prices. Interestingly, I have spoken to other families in our estate who have built with project home builders and they nowhere as happy as we are with our home.

"I have seen some of the project homes workmanship in their homes and it is definitely second rate,” Ty continued. 

“We have no hesitation in recommending Gary and the team at Sanctuary New Homes who are looking to build a high quality home at the right price. They include everything in the price right up front so you know exactly how much to budget for.”

Now Ty and Kerin can enjoy their own sanctuary with views of the lake and a 10 minute walk to Budgewoi. When he has time Ty plays in a local band and apart from his work as an IT specialist he and Kerin have set up a travel business operating from home and specialising in UK and US travel.

What a happy ending for the Starrs!