If you’re happy living right where you are but need more space or aspire to living in a more contemporary home, knocking down and rebuilding in your existing location can turn your aspirations into reality.
As knockdown rebuild specialists, we understand that it’s not just a financial commitment for you and your family – it’s an emotional one too, and we take our responsibility of delivering the energy-efficient new home of your dreams very seriously.
It’s important to us that our clients are as well-informed as possible before committing to a new build, so we’ve put together a comprehensive new guide detailing our knockdown rebuild process, so that our clients are able to assess their options and decide what’s right for them. The guide itself is available for download here: https://www.ardenhomes.com.au/knockdown-rebuild/
We’ve gone ahead and detailed some of the key points below, so feel free to have a read!
Let’s look at the perks
There are many advantages to a knockdown rebuild, from better cost predictability and improved customisation options through to better sustainability in your finished home. Our goal is to help you keep the location that you love, and build you an impressive home that suits every aspect of your life, and meets your unique needs. You can read all about the advantages of a knockdown rebuild in our recent breakdown here.
Tips for choosing your home design
When choosing a home from our range, we recommend having an objective look at your family’s needs BEFORE you look at the available floor plans. What are your non-negotiables? What would you like to have?
Think about your main priorities for use of your space, and how you currently operate within your existing home. What are the things that annoy you about your home, or would be the first things you would change if you opted to renovate?
Key areas to think about include the style of kitchen that would best suit the way you cook and entertain, how much storage you need [and where you need it] the aspect of your block and how you’d like your home to be positioned , and the availability of natural light and how to maximise it in your new home.
Then we’d recommend taking a look at the floor plans on offer, and seeing which ones tick the boxes for your needs.
Once you’ve selected your home design and secured your construction finance, it’s on to demolition!
Demolishing your existing home is a huge emotional step, but it’s a big practical step as well- you’ll need the following in place before demolition can proceed:
You can opt to take care of the permit process yourself, or we can do it for you. Once we’ve demolished your existing home, we’re well on the way and can finish preparing your site for the construction phase!
The pre-construction process for a knockdown rebuild is much the same as for building on a new site. It includes drawing plans, finalising contracts, and obtaining your building permit. You’ll also have your Design Lab appointment to choose the design elements, fixtures, finishing’s and colours for your new home. Often the demolition phase and the pre-construction phase overlap to ensure a workable time frame for your build.
Construction and handover
Once pre-construction is complete, it’s time to begin the construction process. You’ll be appointed a dedicated Onsite Customer Service Administrator, who will be your point of contact throughout the construction phase. From slab down to handing over the keys, the build process usually takes around 6 months, then your beautiful new home is yours to enjoy!
It’s the perfect time to get started with your demolitions costs covered by us, for a limited time! Find out more here. Our team is ready and waiting to answer your queries, contact us to start your journey today.