Specific factors to be scoped are the demolition costs for the existing property (especially if there’s asbestos present), site costs, build costs, and which design features you’re planning to upgrade. There may also be additional soft and hard landscaping required to finish the project.
Our handy knock down rebuild calculator is a great way to start scoping the estimated costs of your knock down rebuild project and will help identify any hidden cost involved in your knock down rebuild.
But while the timeline varies depending on the type of house, we work on 12-14 month build time for a double storey. This excludes the design and approval stages and as well as the demolition.
If you have an existing pool, our knock down rebuild specialist can help you with designs that may allow you to keep your current pool or if it will restrict your building options. Generally speaking, a clearance of 1.5m from the build area to the coping of the pool is required to allow room for construction. The pool will need to be fenced off and covered to avoid any risk of damage.
This also applies to any existing features, such as a significant trees or other landscape features you would like to retain. These factors may impact the final house plan and the construction.
Site costs include, but is not limited to levelling out your land, and preparing services and connections for gas, water, sewer, stormwater, power, NBN, traffic management, BASIX and payment of fees to name a few.
Our base price includes standard site costs (excludes Duplex). Refer to our Inclusions brochures for more details
Alternatively, you could use the equity in your existing home (i.e. the value of your home, less how much you owe on your mortgage), or a line of credit. If you need to chat to someone about financing your home, you can speak to our partners at St.George Bank. Just ask your New Home Consultant for more information, or submit your inquiry.
There are however exceptions to this rule. In the case of a knock down rebuild, there is a four year period in which the taxpayer can treat the land on which they are building their new home on as their main residence only begins when they first cease to occupy the existing dwelling on the land.
We all know a beautiful home when we see one, but designing one from scratch can be tricky. That’s why we’re here to guide you, making sure your new home is crafted to perfection. We listen closely to what you want, designing a home to suit you while taking advantage of your land and orientation as well as meeting council regulations.
We integrate innovative, superior quality design with affordable construction services, allowing you to build a home with unique features.
Custom designs are perfect if you have a difficult block, want to take full advantage of your site’s outlook or simply want a bespoke designer home.
Once we’ve heard your Knock down rebuild vision, we guide you through our range of architecturally designed homes, and custom builds.
Our team of knock down rebuild experts will explain the features of each and adapt the designs to suit your lifestyle and block of land. And our understanding of difficult council requirements for Sydney metro areas are second-to-none, so you’re in good hands.
Our Home Direct Knockdown Rebuild Specialist services all council areas across Sydney, now also including:
• Knockdown rebuild in the Ashfield area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Auburn area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Burwood area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Canada Bay area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Canterbury area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Hunters Hill area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Ku-ring-gai area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Lane Cove area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Leichhardt area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Manly area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Marrickville area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Pittwater area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Randwick area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Ryde area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Strathfield area
• Knockdown rebuild in the Warringah area
*Available in Sydney metro areas only
Additional site costs required for your land to meet council and statuary requirements
Any optional upgrades your choose