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Wangaratta Festival of Jazz “Diddly Bow “ Project 2015

Ovens & King Builders are awarding $500 in prizemoney to the most ‘unique and individual’ diddley bow(s) as part of the world record attempt.

We wish to thank Ovens & King Builders for supporting the Diddley Bow project and their commitment to supporting our community.
It’s our pleasure to support the board of the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues in their continuing efforts to grow our community through the engagement of people and music.

Ovens & King Builders have been building award winning homes in Victoria’s North East for over 25 years, their signature homes are high quality, high value and energy efficient, with custom designs to suit the needs, tastes and lifestyle of our valued clients.
Led by Lachie and Beth Gales, the Ovens & King Builders team have been recognised for their work, including their commitment to business leadership and outstanding customer service with several industry awards.

The team’s technical skills, passion for good design and positive approach to finding solutions has given many people an opportunity to build in mediums that were previously difficult to achieve. Ovens & King have experience with an unusually large range of styles of building including contemporary homes and heritage renovations, straw-bale, mud brick, stone, rammed earth, insulated concrete forms and board & batten cladding to name just a few.

“Our vision is to be recognised as a local industry leader for building quality homes that are uniquely individual, cost efficient and environmentally sustainable."

King Valley Art Show 2015

As a continuing sponsor of the King Valley Art show, we were pleased to meet and talk with artist Alistair Graham, winner of the category of  Portrait/Figure - $750 with a Male Nude this year.

The portrait is described as “A mysterious and surreal little piece with a marble statuesque look against the dark background.”

For more details of the King Valley Art Show visit:  or

2013 HIA-Stratco GreenSmart Awards

Beth & I were pleased to accept the award for HIA GreenSmart Custom Built Home of 2013 in Sydney.

This is our first National award and as you can imagine we were thrilled to accept it on behalf of all the team here at Ovens & King Builders.

Our entry was the project in Beechworth we completed earlier this year, one of our projects that was successful in the Master Builders Regional awards this year. It was our pleasure to work with Building Designer Tracey Toohey and clients Meg Warren & Fraser Rowe in developing and building this exceptional house.

Acknowledgment at a National level truly reflects the care and consideration given to this project at all levels of design and construction. Yesterday this project was recognised as a truly  innovative & energy efficient home built with sustainability as a guiding principle.

The most rewarding aspect of the whole job has been the great performance of the house through a long and bitter Winter. The house has been cosy and warm even on the bleakest of days in Beechworth with little energy required to achieve a high level of comfort. It’s fair to say Meg & Fraser are delighted with the house and how it is functioning so far.

You can read more about the HIA Greensmart Awards 2013 at:

Finally our sincere thanks goes out to the great team of tradesmen engaged on the project, the finished house was beautifully detailed and the end result has been proven to be impressive at every level. o thanks to our Carpenters and Sub Contractors for getting the job done!

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