The Process Of A Successful Knockdown Rebuild In Western Sydney

At Better Built Homes, we understand the excitement and anticipation of building your dream home. For knockdown rebuilds in Sydney, we know it’s more than just bricks and mortar; it’s about creating a space for your family to grow, connect, and make lasting memories.

With over 12 years of experience helping families in Sydney transform their visions into stunning, modern homes, we know that the process of a new build or a knockdown rebuild can be overwhelming. You might wonder how much it is to knock down a house, about site eligibility, or even how to finance knockdown rebuilds. There’s a lot to consider. That’s why we’re here to guide you with expert support and clear communication, ensuring you feel informed and supported every step.

Why Choose a Knockdown Rebuild in Western Sydney?

Your house feels too small. The kids are on top of each other, and you can’t get any space. We know the feeling. Many families around Sydney are experiencing the same situation. It’s time to build a house where you can spread out and enjoy each other’s company and space. It’s time to knock it down and rebuild.

With Western Sydney growing rapidly and vacant blocks becoming rarer, the option to knock down and rebuild is becoming a more realistic and popular choice for families wanting to stay close to the schools, neighbours, and facilities they love while enjoying a modern, spacious home.

The Knockdown Rebuild Process

Knocking down a house and rebuilding a new one can seem daunting and expensive, but it often becomes more cost-effective per square meter than extensive renovations. Here’s a step-by-step guide to a successful knockdown rebuild, or KDR, in Western Sydney.

Site Inspection

We conduct a thorough site inspection before we agree to take on your knockdown rebuild project. We check the block of land to ensure it’s suitable for such an extensive project, considering factors like heritage listings, land slope, drainage, and significant trees. Transparency is vital, and we only take on projects in the client’s best interest.

Tender Process

Choosing a builder who is open, transparent, and willing to answer all your questions is crucial. We pride ourselves on walking our clients through every step of the knockdown rebuild process, leaving no stone unturned. Once you’ve chosen your preferred builder, the next phase is the Tender Process. This is where you confirm your house design and all the internal colours, fittings, and inclusions you want in your new home.

Using information from the site inspection, house design choices, and detailed site approvals, we comprehensively picture the actual cost of building your dream house on your specific block of land.

Building Agreements & Signing of Contracts

Once you’re satisfied with the tender and understand what’s involved, you’ll sign off agreement and pay a fee. This is also the time to select your external colours for the bricks or cladding, windows, roof and driveway. Your colour palette and streetscape must be submitted to the local council for approval, a process we facilitate at Better Built Homes.

Site Preparation & Demolition

While your documents are with the council, you need to prepare your house and land for demolition. This includes finding alternative living arrangements, packing belongings, and possibly hiring storage space. You’ll also need to hire a reputable demolition company in Western Sydney. They should handle everything from safely completing the demolition to removing debris and disconnecting utilities.

Construction Commences

Once demolition is complete, your builder can begin the construction of your new home. At Better Built Homes, a project manager will oversee the entire process, coordinating tradespeople and keeping you updated on progress. Our project coordinators also provide clients with weekly updates on how their build is progressing, including photos for clients to see the progress themselves.

Keys Hand Over & Moving In

Upon completion of your home, you’ll do a final walk-through with your builder to confirm everything is up to standard. After a few final checks, you’ll receive your keys and can move in. Make sure to arrange for utilities and services to be reconnected and redirect your mail back home.

Explore Our Display Homes

Take a trip to Leppington Living to see our two-storey Ivy 32 and single-storey Dalton 21 home designs. Or visit our Redbank Display Homes in North Richmond, featuring the Hawkesbury 45R and Macquarie 33. Every feature and finish you see at our display homes can be applied to our other modern home designs, no matter where you’d like to build.

You could also explore our curated selection of knockdown rebuild house plans through immersive 3D virtual tours and detailed floor plans. 

Ready to Start Your Knockdown Rebuild Journey?

Imagine saying goodbye to outdated spaces and hello to a modern floor plan that perfectly suits your family’s needs. Every Better Built Homes knockdown rebuild house design can be personalised, allowing you to tailor it to your needs and desires.

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