7.5 Star Gem!














Having trouble meeting the new BASIX 6.5 star minimum energy ratings due to begin on July 1st 2017?

Not at Gavin Dale Design!

We are extremely proud of this Secondary Dwelling that has been approved under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing).

With a floor area of just 58.4 square metres and a strong focus on solar passive design, we have made it into June without any additional heating or cooling being required!

So if your dream is to own a new home that not only looks stunning, but also performs well beyond any minimum regulations then get in touch with us!

We can do this for you too!




HILLSIDE HOUSE TO FEATURE ON “Australia’s Best Houses”

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Our multi-award winning Hot Climate Hillside House at Kintyre Estate Dubbo will feature on “Australia’s Best Houses” on 7two on the 19th of March 2014.

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You can read more here: (and ignore the date of screening…)


Here’s an excerpt from the original article above:

Collaboration to amaze nation!

WHEN builder Stephen Orth started work on a striking and rare home at Dubbo he had no idea that one day it would go on show to the whole country.

He looked on the Kintyre Estate project as a collaboration with the owners and designer to produce an “awesome product”, but more was to come after its completion.

Its elements recently captured the attention of a television program scouting for a location to amaze its national audience.

The Seven Network’s Australia’s Best Houses left the capital cities this week to film the Dubbo home, which won a Master Builders Association (MBA) award last year.

Mr Orth reunited with Gavin Dale of Dubbo-based Gavin Dale Design and owners Peter and Debbie Pritchard for the occasion.

“The relationship between the four of us is great, the understanding, that’s why we have such an awesome product,” Mr Orth said.

The program presented by Gary Takle approached the builder in December about featuring the house after reading of its MBA award.

“For a small country town to be recognised on a national show, it was really amazing,” he said.

“It’s a credit locally to a good designer and a team of suppliers and sub-contractors.”

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