Should I knock down my existing house and rebuild?
The knock down and rebuild option is fast becoming more popular due to a shortage of land in residential suburbs. Many older homes on valuable and sought after land do not offer modern integrated family spaces with good construction techniques and energy efficiencies.
Knock down and rebuild means that you do not have to work around existing structures and you do not have to compromise.
If the existing house is structurally in a bad way, there is a likelihood that knock down and rebuild will be a lot cheaper and easier than trying to renovate it.
This option will enable you to stay in your current location. This provides minimal family disruptions and no need to change schools or re-establish your family in a new neighbourhood.
Tip: Deciding on whether to renovate or rebuild is a big decision and an expensive one. Whichever way you go, it is vital to do your homework or speak with a knowledgeable and experienced builder such as Style Plus, first.
Why choose to knock down rebuild?
A knock down rebuild suits homeowners who are not content with:
• A large renovation with quotes that are fast approaching what a new home build would cost.
• A design | floor plan that does not suit the family’s lifestyle.
• Earlier construction, materials, or techniques that do not incorporate items such as double glazing or underfloor heating. Additionally, future proofing your existing home may not be an option due to cost.
• A sited home that has no environmental benefits or poor natural light.