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The Positive Impact of Solar Energy for Hamlan Clients

Hamlan has been building homes with solar panels and a battery as part of our standard inclusion for more than five years. We were the first builder in Geelong to offer the Tesla battery with backup as standard. Our clients have been drawn to Hamlan because of the environmental impact of this sustainable energy option, […]

A knockdown rebuild success story with Hamlan’s flexible floorplans

Transforming your favourite holiday shack into your downsizing dream home is an opportunity of a lifetime. When the kids have flown the nest and the fast pace of life in a major city has slowed its course, the serenity and relaxation of retirement on the coast beckons. And for Jon and Nicky Vonk, Hamlan helped […]

Explore the Erskine 250: Your Ideal Home on the Bellarine Peninsula

Nestled on the enchanting Bellarine Peninsula, where coastal beauty meets a laid-back lifestyle, lies Sanctuary Springs estate. It’s here that we proudly present our latest display home: the Erskine 250, featuring the stunning Stellar Facade. Stellar Facade The Stellar façade boasts modern, clean lines and a dramatic skillion roofline that seamlessly extends inside the home, […]

Hamlan’s Cumberland 266 Display Receives HIA Accolade

The Cumberland 266 display home is a beacon of sustainable design. We’re proud to announce our Cumberland 266 display home has been honoured with a prestigious accolade at the HIA (Housing Industry Australia) Western Victoria Regional Awards, winning the Display Home $600,000 – $1 million category. General Manager Josh Liston says the Cumberland 266 display […]

Hamlan’s Sheoak 294 LS changes the landscape for building on a slope

You’ve found the perfect block. It’s in a beautiful area with the potential for impressive views and a lifestyle you’re dreaming of. But there’s one daunting hitch – it’s on a slope. Traditionally, building a house on a slope could present a myriad of challenges for your build and your bottom line. It could mean […]

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What’s involved in a knockdown rebuild?

Knockdown rebuilds have gained popularity throughout Geelong and the Surf Coast region, appealing to clients who have invested years in nurturing connections with their neighbours and their local community so they want to continue living at this same address. However, as their families grow, their current home is lacking space, functionality or efficiency. Often, these […]

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Hamlan’s Gen Fyansford display home receives two Master Builder Awards

  The team at Hamlan are thrilled to have received two awards from the Master Builders Regional Awards for Best Sustainable Home and Best Display over $500,000 for their Cumberland 266 Gen Fyansford display home. General Manager Josh Liston, said he was delighted to receive this accolade from the Master Builders at Friday night’s awards. […]

How Hamlan Uses Passive House Design Principles

For decades, Australian homes have been the wrong kind of passive. They’ve been passive about energy efficiency instead of being passive in design for energy efficiency. Australian homes are responsible for approximately 24% of national electricity use, and 12% of total carbon emissions across the country with priorities historically laying in a budget builder’s bottom […]

Hamlan Turns 40!

2023 marks a very special birthday for Hamlan. This year, we turn 40! It marks 40 years of building stunning homes for families and operating as a family business. It marks 40 years of drawing inspiration from the breathtaking Surf Coast landscape we’re proud to call home. And it marks 40 years of forging an […]

A custom home designed to withstand the elements

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mary and Tim on the handover of their new custom home in Ocean Grove. It has been an absolute pleasure working with them to bring their vision to life. From the initial design discussions to the construction of their home, we have been inspired by their enthusiasm and dedication […]

The 6 best energy-efficient features to include when building a home

Welcome to the renewable revolution. It’s now the norm to ensure your new home is energy efficient, especially if you’re building a custom home. Not only are we more conscious of our energy consumption and reducing our carbon footprint to reduce climate change, but energy efficiency also makes sense in other ways: lowering your utility […]

How Anna and Steve built a new life in Bannockburn in their Hamlan acreage home.

As life grows in stages, what we need, want, and dream of in our home grows with us. Our kids get bigger, our lives get busier, and our hobbies get broader leading to the need for more space and a change of pace. The situation Anna and Steves’ situation was one many parents are familiar […]

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