A perfect piece of land can be hard to find, and if you're lucky enough to have a well-situated property in Wollongong or the Illawarra region, you may not want to let it go. If you've got the worst house on the best street or the best block of land, a knock-down rebuild is your solution. You can get a new home while maintaining your ocean views, holding onto your North-facing corner block or staying in your friendly neighbourhood.
To knock down and rebuild is becoming popular for major renovation lovers, enabling them to demolish their existing homes and build a brand new house. This can be an affordable, efficient and exciting process towards your dream home that enables you to avoid another set of council fees or restrictions, move to a new place or worry about finding schools or employment in a new area. You no longer need to put up with the quality of your home not matching the beauty or opportunity of your land. Build the kind of home that will bring the best from your land, and stay in your ideal location.
A knock down rebuild is a perfect solution for when you love where you live but not what you live in. Our service includes the whole process, from demolishing the existing home to constructing your dream home. A knock down rebuild is a popular choice for savvy investors who may find an ideal block of land in a quality neighbourhood with an old house that may take too many renovations to improve. Additionally, a knock down rebuild may make an affordable house achievable for first-home buyers or bring an opportunity to construct townhouses. Make your house stylish, improve your lifestyle and complete your dream with a knock down rebuild without changing schools, losing friends or uprooting your family.
A knock down rebuild can be more affordable, attainable and stress-free than renovating your old house, with no hidden surprises or extra costs. Land packages are often the most costly aspect of building a new house, and by building on your existing block, you are removing a large portion of the cost. Your new dream home will feature your favourite ideas and details while sticking to your budget. New homes are earlier to maintain, cheaper to run and more sustainable long term, and you'll notice the difference in your power bills from day one. A knock down rebuild is an informed and budget-friendly way to achieve your new custom home in the area that suits you.
With over 45 years of combined construction experience, A-Class Building and Construction have the skill and passion to bring your knock down rebuild dream a reality. With professionalism and expertise, the A-Class team will work with you on your rebuild journey at every step, from the planning stages and design to seeking council approval, knocking down and rebuilding. Complete your lifestyle confidently with builders who will exceed your expectations every time. To talk to one of our knock down rebuild specialists or to get started on the knock down process, give us a call, or fill in your details to get a free quote, and one of our builders will be in touch.
Generally, the renovation process can expose underlying issues with the house that will incur extra costs - termites, asbestos or wood rot. With a complete knockdown rebuild, you will avoid these hidden costs and additional time pressures and start fresh. This is particularly beneficial if your house is particularly old or run down. Often creating a new home from scratch will suit a larger range of budgets and family situations than a renovation and can have less impact on your life. Renovations rely on the home's existing structure, and the design must be planned to suit, ensuring everything fits while leaving no shallow space. A knockdown builder can work within the range of your property and create the building of your dreams with specific aspects that are important to you.
The cost of a knockdown rebuild will rely heavily on the type of land you have and the council requirements of your area. Some of the costs you should expect to encounter include:
Before demolition, you must have all approvals processed and plans in place. We will then engage a demolition contractor to destroy and remove your existing property safely. We will work with your contractor to ensure ideal site conditions are met for building your new property. The demolition company can work with us to prepare the site for building as soon as possible. All you have to do is disconnect all services and attain a Demolition Clearance Certificate. The demolition costs will vary depending on each site and the requirements of the local area.
Generally, you should expect the entire knock down rebuild process, including both the demolish and building process, to take around 38 weeks. You must find alternative accommodation with friends or family or a short-term rental during this time. You can check the progress of your property at any time, and we will keep you well informed.
Building a brand new home from scratch can have less of an overall impact on your family, especially with young or school-aged kids, as the often slow progress of renovation can disrupt your routine and the flow of your life. With a knockdown rebuild, you can leave your home to stay with friends or family while the team starts building your dream. If you decide between renovations or a rebuild, renovations can cost you just the same and offer less for your money, whereas a brand new home build can provide the home you've dreamt of for the same or even less.
A rebuild enables the landowner to create a new property without incurring costly stamp duty, land purchasing costs or real estate commission fees. A knockdown rebuild offers value for money, the opportunity to stay in a region or location you love, a home built to your exact design, and maintain a relationship with your current neighbours or friends. Whether a knockdown rebuild is worth it depends on the quality of life in your current location and if it will suit your family. For any further questions to help with your decision, please speak with one of our friendly team. As your rebuild specialists, we are here to answer any questions.
There are a few options for financing your knockdown rebuild, including:
A Building and Construction Loan will inject funds at specific points of your build, from start to finish, to help you to get your home built on schedule. These points include:
Construction loans are interest-only for the first 12 months or until you've drawn down on the loan and are subject to approval based on the design. Additionally, you will need a deposit, and your land needs to meet particular value requirements.
A knockdown rebuild is perfect for when your existing home is no longer serving your needs or is damaged beyond repair and you're ready for an upgrade. However, you don't want to leave your region or land. New South Wales, in particular, is experiencing a housing boom, with more people choosing to start a new adventure in Wollongong and its surroundings. If the quality of your region and land is second to none, but you need a new home design, a knockdown rebuild is your answer. Building a home from scratch can improve the quality of your lifestyle long-term with an exact design to suit your needs. Have you got questions? We are knock down rebuild specialists and are happy to discuss your next project.
There aren't any current government grants, with the most recent one expiring in April 2021. If you're interested in the most recent news around Government grants, give our team a call to discuss your build and to keep updated on financing options. Alternatively, more information can be found through this Government page.
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Booking a building consultation is the perfect way to meet our team and get answers about building your dream home. At your consult, our friendly and experienced builders can advise you on everything from planning and design to cost and budgets and can use this time to begin developing a detailed quote and plan of attack that meets your needs.