See why we feel it can be advantageous to choose a Knockdown Rebuild.

A growing number of homeowners and developers are choosing knockdown rebuilds over home renovations or building a home on a new lot. So, what’s led to the popularity of knocking down and rebuilding?

Here is a closer look at the reasons why knockdowns are a popular alternative to renovations in the Gold Coast and beyond.

Table of Contents

1: What is a Knockdown Rebuild?
2: Advantages of Knocking Down and Rebuilding Rebuild
3: Cost-Effective Construction
4: Stay in Your Current Location
5: Build a New Home in the Perfect Spot
6: Design the Home of Your Dreams
7: How to Start Planning a Knockdown

🤔1. What are Knockdown Rebuilds?

Knockdown rebuilds involve knocking down an existing home and rebuilding a new one on the same site. The current home is demolished, from the roof to the foundation. The land is then prepared for the new build.

You get to start over from scratch without moving to a new area. After the existing home is demolished and the land prepared, a new home is built to your specifications.

A knockdown and rebuild may take about 8 to 12 months, which is comparable to most new home construction projects. However, rebuilding a home on an existing site has many benefits over renovating a home or starting over in a new neighbourhood.

🤔2. Advantages of Knocking Down and Rebuilding

Some of the biggest advantages of knockdown rebuilds compared to new home construction and home renovations include:

  • Knockdowns are often cost-effective
  • Plan your dream home without moving
  • Build a new home in the perfect neighbourhood
  • Design the home that you have always wanted

Keep in mind that these advantages are not guaranteed. Ensuring that your knockdown is cost-effective and includes the features you want requires working with an experienced builder.

At Risen Developments, we specialise in knockdowns, additions, and major home renovations. We can assess your home and help you determine whether a knockdown is worth it based on your specific needs. First, let’s look at the benefits of knocking down and rebuilding.

💲3. Cost-Effective Construction

Knockdown rebuilds are often more cost-effective compared to building a new home on a new site. You do not need to buy a new lot for your dream home as you already own the land. Depending on the condition of your home, knocking it down and starting over may also be more cost-effective than renovations.

The cost of repairing a crumbling foundation may not be worth the effort, especially if the renovations fail to add the features that you want most in a home. For example, fixing a structural issue can cost tens of thousands of dollars. You can include almost any design option with a knockdown, as you have a blank slate.

Home renovations are often more costly and time-consuming than homeowners realise. The demolition work is often expensive and may take longer than you expect to complete.

A knockdown will likely save money compared to a major renovation. You may also save compared to building a new home on a new lot, as you do not need to pay for new land or deal with the fees involved in buying a new property.

🤔4. Stay in Your Current Location

Gold Coast Coastal ShotWith a knockdown, you can build the home of your dreams without needing to move to a different location. You have fewer surprises to deal with, as you already know the area and the property.

Staying in the exact location offers several additional benefits. You avoid the hassle of comparing neighbourhoods and finding a place close enough to work or school.

Avoiding relocating also means you don’t need to meet new neighbours, learn how to navigate a new residential area, or change your mailing address. You also skip the lengthy process of buying and selling property.

🏗️ 5. Build a New Home in the Perfect Spot

Rebuilding may also make sense when you find the perfect lot with an ageing property. The City of Gold Coast experienced a boom in the 1980s. While the area has many newer homes, you can also find older properties in prime residential areas.

You may find the perfect neighbourhood but not the right home. Instead of spending tens of thousands on renovations to make the house liveable, you can tear it down and start over. At Risen Developments, we can help you understand the costs to determine whether rebuilding is the right option.

🏡 6. Design the Home of Your Dreams

Architect Sketch Knockdown And Rebuild Project
People often think that building a new home involves finding a new subdivision and choosing from a selection of cookie-cutter layouts and blueprints. However, an architectural rebuild gives you complete freedom to build the home of your dreams.

An architectural knockdown allows you to choose from endless options. You can decide how many bedrooms and bathrooms you want. You can also choose from a wide range of layouts, styles, and sizes. The only limitations are your budget and the amount of space on your lot.

Building a home from scratch ensures that it meets your needs, which decreases your chances of growing unhappy with your living space. Instead of needing to renovate your home to better fit your lifestyle, you can design it from the ground up to suit your preferences.

📃 7. How to Start Planning a Knockdown

On the Gold Coast, knocking down and rebuilding a home may require various building applications and permits. However, even a major renovation involves obtaining licenses for plumbing and other work. Before starting on a knockdown, you need to check with your local council.

You also need to decide on the plans for your new home. You may choose to work with an architect to develop an entirely original plan, buy premade blueprints, or customise existing blueprints to suit your needs better.

Due to the variety of steps involved in knocking down a home and starting over helps to work with an experienced developer. We can walk you through the steps to ensure that your new home exceeds your expectations. Contact us for a hassle-free knockdown in the Gold Coast or the surrounding area.

What to know more about Knockdown Rebuilds?

Craig Preston Contract Builder

Craig Preston Contract Builder on the Gold Coast

If you would like to start the process described, the next step is to contact Craig, the Master builder and proprietor at Risen Developments.

With over three decades of experience, we are equipped to complete your project on time and within budget. We have helped hundreds of homeowners build their dream homes in Goldie and the surrounding region. Contact us today to start planning your new home!

Risen Developments will provide a stress-free experience. Our no-nonsense building process has helped make us the preferred choice for many Knockdown rebuild clientele bringing their ideas into reality.

We can build a worthy investment to add to your real estate portfolio or dream home to call your own. The next step is to contact us to start discussing your plans.

A Knockdown rebuild may be ideal for homeowners looking to define their lifestyle in the finer things offered when knocking down and rebuilding. Please don’t delay, and let’s chat soon! Risen, your local Building and construction company on the Gold Coast, is only a click or call away, so please reach out to us today at 0404 REN OV8.

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