In recent years, one of the biggest trends in home building has been knock down/rebuild projects. Basically, they are the ideal way for people who have recently bought or own an old home to get a whole new property, without having to move to a new neighbourhood. Your existing home is completely torn down and rebuilt to your specification. Here are some of the reasons to consider a knock down and rebuild.
- It’s ideal for homes that can’t be renovated
There can be many reasons why a home can’t be renovated. If it has a lot of asbestos, structural problems, or issues that are too expensive to repair, then a tear down might be the best option. It can often be cheaper than fixing multiple issues in your home.
- It’s easier to get your dream home in the right location
When you shop for a house, you often have to compromise on either location or property style. But the great thing about choosing a knock down rebuild Canberra is that you can choose every feature of your home, and have it built on the land of your choice. If you’ve seen a house in the perfect location that’s less than perfect, or you own a house and love the neighbourhood, yet dislike your home, then this is the ideal solution.
- Knock down and rebuild can be less disruptive
There’s no denying that a knock down and rebuild is a big undertaking, but there are some reasons why it’s less disruptive than a renovation:
- You move out for the duration – you don’t have to live with mess and noise, which you have to deal with if you’re renovating and living at home
- There’s less likelihood you’ll come across further issues that need fixing
- New installations are usually quicker than fixing things
If you’re worried about the disruption of a knock down and rebuild, then it’s worth speaking to a builder about how long the project might take. You can then make plans for alternative accommodation, whether that’s living in a caravan or staying with family. This kind of project can last 8-12 months, although some prefab options are faster.
There are many reasons why a knock down rebuild can work well for you. If your home simply can’t be renovated, then it can be a good alternative, and means you don’t need to move to a new area. Why not see if it’s a good alternative to renovating your home?