Love your location, but not your house? Here at Domaine, we are committed to helping our clients build their dream homes in their dream location. Even if that means knocking down your existing property to make room for your new home! As experts in homebuilding for over 40 years, we have a team of experienced professionals behind us who specialise in knocking down old properties and helping you find the perfect home to fit your land, taste, and lifestyle!
There are a number of factors in a knockdown rebuild that don’t exist for an empty lot build. The pre-work alone is far more significant, including organising demolition of your existing dwelling, and approvals. You are also tasked with deciding on the best home design for your property, while not having a full visual scope of what your property looks like under the home, and is capable of. With Domaine, we understand that knockdown rebuilds aren’t straight forward, but can be made less stressful, and an enjoyable, exciting experience with the right support. We work with you through the entire design selection process, and can help you ask and answer the questions you may not have been aware of. Our experience and knowledge are here at your disposal so you can finally love where you live.
We've made it easier than ever to start your knockdown rebuild journey. For more information, book a preliminary inspection below, or visit your nearest display centre.
One of our experienced consultants can conduct a free preliminary site assessment of your block of land at the outset of your project.
Depending on the results of our preliminary assessment, our team will then conduct a physical inspection of your block of land to determine building requirements.
The information gained from the site inspection will be used to provide you with an obligation free estimate for your chosen home design, facade and inclusions on your block.
A small initial deposit will be required to obtain all the necessary engineering and certifier reports on your land, the results of which will be used to provide you with a fully costed building agreement.
We will continue to guide you through the process, to ensure all necessary steps are completed and approvals are in place so we can commence building your home.
Find out more about the designs that happy Domaine customers are loving for their own KDR projects.
The Phoenix 31 home design is a favourite for knockdown rebuilds due to its incredibly clever use of space, with a modest square footage; perfect for smaller blocks. The double storey design has four bedrooms, four living spaces, two and a half bathrooms and a spacious double garage. It offers everything a growing family would need, without encroaching on backyard space.
Combining modern home design with traditional charm, the Memphis 32 is the perfect knockdown rebuild home; you will immediately have a sense of ‘home’ and it will never feel out of place on your land. The double storey home offers plenty of space to entertain and bond with loved ones, as well as areas that can be your sanctuary when you need downtime.
The Orlando 28 is the epitome of getting the most from your budget; it offers stylish, spacious design for a growing family with four substantial bedrooms and two living areas, made for smaller blocks. The double storey design also offers two and a half bathrooms and a large double garage.
Knockdown rebuilders loves the Nevada 27 as it offers incredible spacious design on a single storey, while still being perfect for small blocks. Across 27sqm this modern home design offers four sizable bedrooms, three living areas (including optional theatre room), two bathrooms and large double garage.
An affordable beauty, the Sohar 28 puts ‘home’ in home designs. The single storey design comes with four large bedrooms, a living room made for creating lasting family memories together and two bathrooms. There are also outstanding optional extras that include Butler’s pantry, grand alfresco and theatre room.
he Malibu 32 is a wow-factor family home with an attainable, affordable price. The single storey home uses every square inch to be functional, while still being stylish and spacious. With four bedrooms, three living areas and two bathrooms, it’s an innovative home design that really packs a punch.
As the name suggests, a knock down rebuild involves pulling down your existing house and then reusing the land to build a brand new home that suits your family’s needs better.
Great question! There is no one answer to this, because it is a very personal decision that depends on the condition and capabilities of your existing house, your budget, and what you ultimately want in the final outcome. However, there are huge benefits to starting from scratch with a brand new build, instead of experiencing the renovation life.
As land continues becoming scarce, more and more people in NSW are recognising the value of their current lots and see the benefits that come along with preserving it. Knocking down and rebuilding is proving to be a better financial strategy for homeowners as the value of your property is more likely to go up in conjunction with a new home build. Doing so also allows you and your family to live the current life that you have set up for yourselves by maintaining your locality and lifestyle
Some of the top benefits to a knockdown rebuild instead of renovating are:
Transparent costs(far less, if any, unexpected costs. Renovations tend to have a lot of them).
It can be more cost effective overall, especially if a renovation would require big structural changes.
You can choose the design of your dreams, without sacrificing any needs or wants for your family.
Everything in your home is new
You don’t have to compromise design preferences just to fit an existing house design
The process can be a lot easier and quicker, if you’re with a trusted and reliable builder.
The knockdown rebuild process leading up to site start can range anywhere between 20-30 weeks, depending on a range of factors. You will need to undertake a step-by-step process to ensure that construction certificates, permits and documentation is all being approved before construction commences. Overall, from deposit to handover – this can take up to 9-12 months.
Although the cost of a knockdown rebuild can range immensely, you’ll need to factor in site costs, demolition costs and your new home build cost to put aside. Generally, the demolition costs range from about $20,000-$25,000 however, we always recommend allowing up to $40,000 all together for both demolition and site costs to clear out your site for your new home build! After these prices have been determined, we will then factor in the cost of your home depending on what you choose!
Start the process today by booking a free preliminary assessment of your block of land by one of our trained consultants.
We are a leading home builder in NSW, offering our new home builds to knockdown rebuild properties from as far up as the Mid North Coast, down to Newcastle and the Hunter region, and through Greater Sydney and the South Coast.