Our Team


Horst Lueckl


Managing Director

Horst Lueckl was born in Austria into a 'building family' and came out to live in Australia in the late 1980s.   After completing his tertiary studies in Graz, Horst was inspired by working on unique and challenging building sites for his brother and father, some designed by well known Austrian Architect Hundertwasser.   The high quality methods and  training that Horst learned in Europe set him in good stead for continuing his career here on the Northern Beaches.

It was in this unique part of Sydney that he fell in love with the abundance of  natural materials used in residential builds, our open plan living styles and our knack of designing homes that encourange easy entertaining with a focus on family friendly house plans.   In the first twenty years of his career here, Horst worked hard to create his well respected local building company, Powerhouse Building, where he carried out diverse projects from delicate heritage restorations and renovations to building high end, innovative multi million dollar new homes.  He has since reconfigured Powerhouse into the GJ Gardner Homes framework where he is on hand to discuss your building needs with you - he is proud of his capacity to build you the designer home of your dreams at a fantastically competitive price.


Steve Condliffe


New Home Consultant

Right from the beginning, Steve Condliffe will come to your site and assess your block, the council's requirements, your lifestyle needs and of course, your 'wishlist' for  your designer dream home.  You will find Steve to be an excellent listener who will respond creatively and promptly to the brief.

Steve appreciates building your home is probably the biggest financial commitment you will ever make and so aims to providing you with the best advice and knowledge that  he can offer.  He has the ability to provide practical advice whilst controlling budgets and meeting deadlines.  Steve is someone who is driven by integrity and commitment to clients and their needs. This is proven by the excellent relationships Steve maintains with people long after the job is done.

Steve comes from a Commerce, Management and Commercial Law background who has been in the building industry for 11 years.  You will be confident in his knowledge of all aspects from inception to completion of your new home.

Please don't hesitate to contact Steve anytime to discuss your planning/building needs.  He has some great ideas and is the man to turn your dreams into reality!

Tiffini Perrin



Having a keen interest in Real Estate and sales Tiffini is a recent addition to our sales team.    She lives and breathes the Northern Beaches of Sydney and has a wealth of property knowledge to bring to the table.

Tiffini brings a diverse  range of sales experience to GJ Gardner Homes Sydney North ranging from Surf Life Saving to the food industry and is  enthusiastic in her approach to dealing with our clients.

As a mother of a young family Tiffini values the importance of the family home and will be more than willing to help you build the house of your dreams.

Ross Smith



Building Supervisor

Ross is our Building Supervisor who oversees every aspect of construction works.  He will live and breathe your project from the slab pour right through to welcoming you into your new home at the exciting 'Handover' stage!

Ross has over ten years of residential building experience as well as a few years in the commercial game.  Ross and Horst have worked together for nine of those years and are an integral part of the great team that are ready to get going in the construction of your GJ Gardner Home.  "Ooooh Yeah!"


Melissa Lueckl


Office and Accounts Manager

Melissa has worked with Horst in residential construction for 21 years.  Starting out as a Primary School Teacher has been an excellent basis for her current role as Office and Accounts Manager to the team!   Mel sources new products that become standard inclusions, will sort out pricing and claims and support the team in their endeavour to deliver  new designer homes with fantastic features to the people of the north side of Sydney.

Tyler Sadler


Colour Consultant

Tyler has worked in the residential building industry for the past 5 years within the GJ Gardner Homes group. Her role within the business and her passion for property led her to study an interior decorating course. Before her career with GJ Gardner Homes, Tyler lived in the UK and worked within the finance and recruitment industry.  Tyler joined the team in June 2010 as our Colour Consultant and thoroughly enjoys her part in assisting clients develop their dream home.


Grant Schwarz

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New Home Consultant

Fresh from his gig as star designer from “The Block All Stars 2013”, we are thrilled to have Grant Schwarz on our team. Grant is passionate about the flow and design of the family home. From his photography and design background, Grant is keen to share his eye for detail, composition and as a father of four, his sense of practical family living.

As an award winning kitchen designer, Grant understands that family life on the north shore /northern beaches resonates from the kitchen, living and entertaining areas of the home. He is experienced with CAD drawing and drafting and can turn your concepts and wishlist into an actual floorplan before you know it!


Style Diary

A place to browse popular styles


Images and photographs may depict fixtures, finishes and features either not supplied by G.J. Gardner Homes or not included in any price stated. These items include furniture, swimming pools, pool decks, fences, landscaping. Price does not include all facades shown. For detailed home pricing, please talk to a new homes consultant.