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Although some people don’t realise this is an option, knocking down your current home and rebuilding it in the very same spot is an excellent option for those looking to build their dream home in the area they have grown to love.
Knocking down and rebuilding your home has several advantages when it comes to building your dream home. The primary advantage is: you don’t need to move!
Families aren’t always excited about the idea of moving to a new area, where they may need to move the kids to new schools, find new ways to get to work or find their new favourite local café.
Some others may just be already very attached to their block and space. They’ve spent countless hours cultivating and tending to their landscaping, with their vegetable garden finally at the point where they no longer need to buy the basics from their local supermarket. There are several elements of knock down rebuilds that make them a desirable option for Australian families!
The popularity of knock down rebuilds is most prominent along Australia’s eastern coast, with both capital cities and regional centres alike providing the opportunities for this type of build.
The process of building a new house on your existing land can seem intimidating, but we’ve laid out a roadmap of what it may look like for you.
Some of the key points to explore alongside a G.J. Gardner Homes sales consultant are as follows:
Naturally, when building a home, you need to ensure you are abiding by local regulations. This is also the same for a demolition.
Some considerations that need to be made include whether your house is Heritage Listed and what type of housing it is categorised as.
Luckily for you, your local G.J Gardner Homes can advise on all aspects of a knock down rebuild. We have expert knowledge of the entire process, including assessment, designing, application processing, demolition, and finally, the build.
The full suite of contemporary home designs available from G.J. Gardner Homes can be picked from as part of your home build process. Our home design library allows you to find the new and improved version of your home right there on your existing block.
If there are any elements of your current home that you wish to preserve, our expert team of home designers can help to recreate custom elements in your home. We’ll work with you to find the solution that works with your vision of what your dream home will look like!
This can vary significantly depending on the scope of your project. Factors such as the age of the home, whether dangerous materials such as asbestos are present, and the design features of your new home will all play a huge role in the final price.
For more information about the pricing of your demolition project, you can read our guide here.
While the timeline varies, a rough estimate can usually be placed at around 8-12 months. Elements of the build that can push this estimate out include inclement weather conditions, soil issues, design changes and more.
As part of building a sustainable home, you may feel as though you want to recycle certain parts of your home, such as fittings. As part of the design process for your new home, be sure to discuss the possibility of this with your new home consultant.
Of course! At G.J. Gardner Homes, we understand that for some, this is one of the core reasons as to why they’ve decided to knock down and rebuild their home in the same spot.
Every demolition and rebuild is different, and factors such as the amount of available clearance around the block will play into this.