It’s official: Australians are loving the opportunity to rebuild in 2021! According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the country is spending billions on home renovations and construction, up 30% from previous years. It marks a veritable boom in the industry with many taking part in the opportunity to construct a new vision and a better future for themselves and their family.
There’s no doubt renovating your home can add new life to an older exterior, but what about diving in for a full knock-down rebuild? It might be a decision with even more benefits than you think.
Knocking down your present home and deciding to work with a custom home builder again on the same site, brings innumerable benefits. First of all, if you love where you live, you get to stay there. Your valuable friend’s network stays intact, you can continue to frequent the local businesses and amenities you’ve grown to love, your address stays the same (no need to update!), and the kids stay in the same schools, adding stability. A knockdown rebuild can also turn out to be much more cost-effective than renovating your old home and allows you to start fresh with a beautiful new blank slate. It’s truly a transformational and remarkable journey.
Here are 5 things you may wish to consider before your knockdown rebuild project!
It’s a good idea to contact your local council first
Custom homes reflect our personal tastes and values. However, before creating a concrete vision in your mind that you’re set on achieving, it can be a good idea to get in contact with your local council first. Your council can guide you on a number of issues regarding planning. Do you live in a certain corridor with acoustic requirements? Will the noise of construction be an issue? Are you in a bushfire zone? Will certain trees and bushes need to come out and need permits for removal? Are you located in a flood zone?
All of these factors can affect how your knockdown rebuild vision unfolds and what rules need to be adhered to. Working with an experienced custom home builder like Oceanview Constructions can make the process an easy one as we help with all these details along the way.
Consider heritage and character requirements
Certain neighbourhoods have regulations regarding knocking down heritage buildings. If you suspect your home could be one, it’s a good idea to find out the requirements surrounding it.
It can also be the case that there are character requirements to constructing homes in your area. Finding out what these are can help guide you in your design process. Oceanview Constructions can help with this as well.
Oceanview Construction works with you to provide an individually customised service that includes designing the perfect custom home to suit your style and needs. You get to consult with design experts for both stunning and beautiful interiors and exteriors when you work with us.
Build and design for your future and needs
Your present home is wonderful, but it may not be exactly what you need. Plus, it probably has some caveats you’d like to address in a rebuild. A good place to start when considering the design of your new home is to consider where your family will be in about 5 to 10 years. Yes, you can future proof your home! It may be that you’re considering expanding and having more children. In this case, additional bedrooms could be in order. Or, maybe you’d like more space for guests when they visit.
In contrast, perhaps the kids are older and getting ready to move out. Increasing your living space, kitchen area, or master bedroom could be on the list while reducing the remaining sleeping spaces. Or, like many Australians, you might be looking for a more spacious and secluded office area to make working from home a greater success or even a possibility.
Oceanview Construction is skilled in knockdown rebuild projects and can help guide you at every step when reimagining your dream home for the future.
Look at increasing your level of sustainability
You also may wish to create a beautiful new home that’s more sustainable. By adding solar panels and solar hot water or by upgrading your insulation can substantially decrease your heating, cooling, and electricity costs while benefiting the environment. It’s a winning situation from every angle!
Choose a builder you can trust
To find the best choice, look to the builder’s previous projects, track record and reputation. Check for red flags by reviewing their licence number. You need a builder you can trust and who can provide clear communication throughout your entire knockdown rebuild project.
At Oceanview Construction, we pride ourselves in being among the best custom home builders in Redlands. Our multi-award-winning service results in immaculate custom homes that hit that wow factor every time!
Can’t wait to get started?
Contact us today to discuss your knockdown rebuild project and discover the options that await. It’s an exciting time for limitless changes!