5 Signs You Should Demolish Instead of Renovate

Knock down rebuilds are quickly becoming a popular choice for homeowners who love their location but not so much their home. If you own a small, outdated or rundown property, you may be tempted to renovate your home. However, it isn’t always the most budget or time friendly option. A knock down rebuild might be the best solution for you.

By knocking your home down and building a new one from scratch - you get your dream home in the location that you love. You don't have to leave behind the benefits of the lifestyle you’ve worked so hard to build.

If you’re considering whether to knock your property down or to renovate, we are here to help.

We’ve listed the five main considerations to help with your decision so you can feel confident on the journey towards your dream home.

  1. You’ve run out of space

One of the most common reasons that families move is that they simply outgrow their homes. Kids grow up, the extended family moves in, or the layout is no longer conducive to the family’s routine or day to day life. When you’ve filled every nook and cranny, it can be tempting to add on a new room, knock down a wall or even add a granny flat, however – not all properties are built to suit extensive home renovations.

You may think it is necessary to leave the school you love or the perfect commute behind in search of a better layout for your family, but with a knock down rebuild, this isn’t the case. By demolishing the old, small home and starting fresh with a new layout, you will be getting the location and the home that suits you perfectly.

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  1. The property requires too much change

One of the main factors to consider with a home extension or renovation is the possibility that plans can often blow up, becoming more time consuming and expensive than originally assumed.

If your home is old, there is a risk that hidden asbestos, wood rot or termites are lurking beneath the surface. If your property requires major changes to the floorplan, layout or structure – it may be much simpler, quicker and more affordable to knock the property down and start from scratch.

  1. You love the location but not the home

It is one of the oldest tropes in real estate for a reason – location, location, location. If you’re one of the many smart investors who bought the home for the location and now you’ve found yourself in cramped, old or outdated quarters, knocking the property down may be the perfect solution.

All properties have an expiration date, and if the life expectancy of yours is creeping up fast, you may be looking at hundreds of thousands just to build a more modern kitchen design for your home. Avoid all of this with a knock down rebuild.

  1. The location is worth more than the house

Good land is hard to find, and if you’re in a rare or popular location you could be sitting on a real estate goldmine, yet the property may be devaluing the land. With the house demolished, potential buyers will be able to visualise their design and layout, possibly making your land sell for a higher value.

  1. There are issues with the house beyond repair

Your budget should be one of the biggest considerations when deciding between a knockdown or a renovation. If there are major issues with the property, it can often be more budget-friendly to just knock the property down and start fresh. You will have the option to install more efficient systems, saving yourself money on home running costs and making your life more environmentally friendly.

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Knocking down and rebuilding is simpler than you think. The NSW planning portal lists some important considerations about complying with development so you can be clear about the rules moving forward. Whether you’re needing further clarification around the planning rules that apply to your property, or if you’re excited to hit the ground running with your knock down rebuild, we can help.

Our experienced and friendly team of Wollongong home builders walks with you every step of the way. From paperwork to lock up with the world-class skills and local knowledge that we are known for.

If you're an investor looking to build in the Illawarra region, trust A Class to get the job done right. We use the latest building methods, training and technology during every custom design and build, bringing efficiency and modernity to every A Class property.

To find out more about our knock down rebuild process and for answers to the most common knock down rebuild questions, click here.

Contact our team today to experience the A Class difference in your next build.

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