Gentrify is one of Geelong's leading custom home builders, designing and constructing outstanding homes that set the benchmark for exceptional design and uncompromising quality.

Every home we build is custom designed to optimise space, function and flow. We work with care and precision to build solid and immaculately finished homes that stand the test of time and personify the Gentrify brand.

Our highly experienced design team work collaboratively with you to tailor a design that meets your lifestyle, budget and taste, whilst ensuring that your home flows harmoniously with the natural slope of the land and compliments the surrounding environment.

The team at Gentrify specialise in designing and building homes on difficult or sloping blocks. We ensure that aesthetics and function are not compromised, whilst maintaining a cost-effective solution for our clients. Our approach is to work with the slope of the land to ensure that the look and feel of your home is enhanced, both inside and out whilst maximising privacy and views.

Our goal is to provide our clients with a rewarding and enjoyable home building experience with high quality homes they can be proud of for many years to come.

For your free, no obligation consultation, please contact Gentrify on 1800 436 874.

Head Office

Ph: 1800 436 874
Paul Dugdale │ Director – M: 0457 763 449
Chris Hunger │ Director – M: 0417 238 800
Kathleen Dugdale │ Office Manager – M: 0422 387 243

Helen Hong-Pathiraja

Thank you to Chris and the team for building our beautiful new home. We absolutely love our new home with it's high quality finish and all the customised touches we requested. Our family and friends have also commented on how great the house is which is a testament to the work Chris has done. We've thoroughly enjoyed working with Chris and the team. The knock and rebuild process can be long and difficult but with Chris, it was so much easier as our home was being built by someone who cared about it just as much as we do.

Peter Fox, Geelong West

Finding a builder is a daunting task and I feel very lucky to have met Chris Hunger, he and his team renovated and extended my house in Geelong West. Both myself and many others have been very impressed by the extremely high standard of finish by all his tradesmen, which I think is exacted by Chris’s own extremely high expectations. From the behaviour of his tradesmen on site to the professional service offered by his admin team, I was impressed with all aspects of Chris Hunger and the Gentrify operation. If you are able to secure their services, I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Ashleigh Baars, Fyansford

We are really happy with our new house Gentrify built for us. We love everything about it. Thanks Chris and the Gentrify team for everything. Love your work!

Kieran White, Geelong West

I just completed a major renovation on my home with Gentrify and cannot recommend Chris and his team highly enough. The effort that Chris put in to ensure that every detail was perfect, including throwing an additional en-suite at him part way through, has led to a finished product well beyond what I was even hoping for. Everyone who has been through the place since completion is amazed at the transformation and the quality of workmanship throughout and I have no doubt that this has also translated in to added value well beyond the money spent. If you are considering a project of any type, do yourself a favour and talk to the Gentrify team.


For over 30 years, Pivot Homes has been creating unique homes that not only provide that seamless transition between the indoors and the out, but homes that are passive designed around our climate and your family’s individual lifestyle requirements. Whether it be a sloping block, a knockdown rebuild, coastal home or acreage block, our professional Design Team will work alongside you to create a home that is tailored to suit you and your block of land. You can view some of our recent Custom Designed Homes

Starting from only $18k per square, these beautifully designed homes combine sustainability, style, quality and affordability… everything that a ‘Pivot Home’ has been known for since 1989. All of homes include raked ceilings, polished concrete floors, stone benchtops, square set cornices, high ceilings, timber feature posts, frameless showers as a standard plus much more. To view our quality first hand, visit our Display Home at 56 Unity Drive, in the Villawood Estate, off the Surf Coast Highway, Mount Duneed. Open twelve til four seven days a week.

Head Office

Ph: 03 5243 2350
Peter Hall - M:
Warren Gaunt - M: 0428 000 345

Signature Homes

Jodie Whitely

"Everyone at Pivot Homes played their part in ensuring we had a very enjoyable design & building experience throughout. “They really got us”. We were amazed at how quickly Pivot’s designer turned our thoughts and ideas into a concept that was close to perfect for us first up, loved the time we spent with Pivot’s interior designer, who’s advice & suggestions were invaluable and our supervisor’s communication, organisational skills and attention to detail were outstanding. Our beautiful coastal home is everything we could have wished for and more."

Melissa & Shaun Ryan

"We had great confidence in Pivot Homes delivering us a fantastic home from day 1, as we thought the quality of their display was stunning and their staff all treated us with great respect, listened to our ideas intently & provided great guidance to us throughout the design & construction process. Our supervisor was fantastic to deal with, ensuring the build was very enjoyable from start to completion and we have a home that is superb in design & quality, that we absolutely love."

Damian Chappell

"We're designing our new home with Pivot and can't be any more pleased with them. The entire company has a devotion to turning our ideas and concepts into our reality. The design process has been a real pleasure and exciting - Pivot have done an amazing job creating our design that is truly unique - no kit homes templates or hidden tricks here folks. We can't wait to sign on the dotted line and watch our home take shape - safe in the knowledge that real craftspeople are taking pride in their work. What's really amazing that we're having such an amazing service and we're dealing with our team from a different country on the other side of the earth - and for Pivot it's not a problem at all. Thanks team."


Linked Building is a residential building company firmly focused on helping their clients achieve what they set out to do, be it creating a certain look, design feature, customized floor plan or simply maximising return on investment.

Well known for quality custom homes and residential developments, Linked Building also offer a wide range of optimised standard designs to suit regular lot sizes. With competitive pricing, confidence and trust are the hallmarks of their business - a result of the combined experience, focus and attitude of their people. Established in 2014 and 100% locally owned they have maintained a commitment to continual improvement, development of extensive systems, processes, software and training to ensure each project runs smoothly. Their personalised service will make your new home decision easy!

Their knowledgeable team will help you to select the right design, develop your ideas or work from your own plans. They then manage the complexities of modern building and development so that you can sit back and enjoy the process.

A home is built to last a long time and is a significant investment far too important to base your purchase on a gimmicky sales pitch.

Linked Building aim to provide you with a complete and competitive price that inspires confidence - they want you to be as excited at handover as you when purchasing!

Their aspirations are not to have the largest marketing presence in the industry, but to have you wanting to build your next home with them and referring your family & friends!

Contact Details

Ph: 03 5223 1999
Address: 71 West Fyans Street, Newtown

Rob & Kathy, Mt Duneed

"To Carolyn, Jason & the Linked Building Team, Glad to have had you and your team as our Builders."

Gary & Rose, Thomson

"To Linked Building Team, Many thanks for your hard work on our new unit."

Julie, Belmont

"Over the years I have been a bystander as family and colleagues deliver blow-by-blow descriptions of the frustrations, miscommunications and problems they experience whilst building their homes. I have always chosen to buy established houses for those reasons. Until things changes and my best option was to knock-down and rebuild. I count it as a lucky day when Anthony gave me your card. Your professionalism, organisational skills, your calm assurances, your attention to details and your team, has delivered me a home to grow old in. The whole build experience has been a wonderful adventure! Very many thanks."

Jeremy & Katie, Ocean Grove

"Thank you all again for a wonderful experience for the duration of our build. Katie and Myself have felt informed and supported throughout the journey. I will continue to highly recommend Linked Building to all."


With over 30 years’ experience in the building industry, True Design Homes offer local knowledge, high quality customer service and innovative energy efficient design and construction. Specialising in building on sloping or difficult blocks, we customise the plan to suit the natural lay of the land and offer design ideas such as split level builds on stumps to ultimately minimise costly site cuts and retaining walls.

Our homes are built to the highest of construction standards by skilled local trades using quality materials, we don’t compromise on quality or the structural integrity of our homes in any way.

If you’re looking for a builder that gives you the flexibility and knowhow to build exactly what you want, don’t hesitate to contact our sales consultant Liam to organise a time to sit down with us to discuss your ideas further, we’d love to hear from you.

Liam Gleeson

Mobile: 0429 313 255
Office: 03 5261 9600
Display Address: 57 Manna Gum Drive Armstrong, Mt Duneed 'Open from 12:00 till 5:00 Saturday to Wednesday'

Michael & Louise's Custom Built Home

"Thank you so much for building out beautiful home! Peter, Ryan and the rest of the True Design / Peter Walters Builders team were absolutely wonderful to work with and made the usually stressful job of building a house seem easy. We came to Peter with our drawings and home made plans and within six months our vision became a reality. Working with Ryan was a fantastic experience, a brilliant site manager ensuring that there was a tradesman on site every single day. Thanks guys we love living in our new home!"

Ken & Norma's Home

"We cannot comment highly enough on the professionalism given to the construction of our home. Peter Walters and his staff were very obliging. Nothing was too hard and we were kept up to date at all times during construction. The building site was always kept clean and tidy and the performance and workmanship of all tradespeople was exceptional and we could not be happier. We recommend True Design Homes to anyone who is thinking of building."

Alex's Custom Built Home

"I Have been very happy dealing with Peter and his team throughout the entire building process. Peter was always accommodating on variations and access to the building site as well as being helpful in choosing products and designs. Peter was recommended to me by friends and I would certainly be happy to recommend his company also. I am very happy with the finished house/home it is fantastic!"


Building a new home is arguably the biggest investment you will make in your life. Therefore it is imperative you get it right. You want a design that fits your lifestyle and how you live. During the design process it is important you don’t feel restricted; being able to customise standard plans is not true flexibility. In 2012 Signature Homes deleted all of their standard plans - well over 50+ designs. Now every single home they build is unique.

Signature Homes Geelong employ their very own senior designer, Daniel van den Ham who has successfully completed Dip.Des, B.Arts(Arch), B.Arch. Daniel is based at Signature Homes fyans street office full time. They begin the custom design journey with a conversation about how you live. They encourage you to compile your favourite ideas, and Signature Homes will work with your magazine cut outs, pinterest boards and wishlists ensuring they incorporate this into your new home.

Signature Homes Geelong in-house custom design service enables you to see your home unfold infront of you; as Daniel begins to hand sketch your initial concept. At Signature, they also completely understand visualising a plan can be difficult; so they provide 3D images of your home, as well as the capability for 3D walk throughs.

Signature Homes custom design service is perfect for:

  • Split level homes
  • Sloping blocks of land or irregular shape & size land
  • Locations with amazing views to capture

If you are thinking of building, have a conversation with Signature Homes. They will provide you the honest feedback and service you require. Feel free to contact Signature Homes to arrange a time to view their extensive portfolio of custom designs. Sit down with Daniel to see how you could work together.

Geelong Office

Ph: 03 5229 2929
Director and Registered Building Practitioner:
Gary Watts

Julie & Wayne

"When we decided to build a house, we visited practically every display home in Geelong. Whilst there were elements of these homes we liked, nothing exactly fitted the bill. The volume builders claim changes can be made to their floor plans, however we found these changes ended up adding a significant amount to the cost of the home. We always thought an architect designed home would be out of our price range, but then we discovered Signature Homes. They offered an obligation free meeting with their in house architect. At this meeting we discussed our must haves and wish list. Daniel was able to come up with a concept design that we were thrilled with. We could tell from this initial meeting we were on the same page in terms of budget and design. The floor plan was drafted and we were able to make numerous changes to suit our requirements and budget. Prior to signing contracts we were aware of the full cost of the build with no hidden extras. The finish and workmanship of our home is of high quality and we are extremely happy with the end result. Thanks Signature Homes!"

Robyn & Craig

"When planning to build our new home we knew exactly what we wanted to achieve but were unable to find just the right fit in the standard designs of other companies. When we approached Signature homes it was fantastic to find a company that would work with us on an individual design that could include everything we wanted. We met with Daniel, Signature’s architect, who skilfully interpreted our ideas into our dream home. It was great to have the opportunity to work through the design process and develop a ‘one of a kind’ plan that that suited what we wanted for our family, our lifestyle and our location. We would highly recommend Signature if you want an opportunity to develop your new home in a unique design that’s just for you."