Avoid the hassle of moving or expensive and risky renovations. When you knock down and rebuild you demolish your old house and replace it with a new, contemporary and energy-efficient home.
Our team of experts will support you through the process of knocking down and rebuilding, so you know what is happening every step of the way. We know exactly what needs to be done, so all you have to do is think about what type of home you would love to live in.
For more information or to make an appointment for an obligation-free property assessment, enquire now or call 03 9560 1779 to speak our dedicated KDR team.
Lower cost. It’s generally cheaper (per square metre) to build a new home than to extend or renovate your old home. Melbourne and Geelong are experiencing shortages of residential land in inner-city suburbs. Knocking down and rebuilding is a growing trend that is saving families money. With a knockdown rebuild project you get a fresh, modern, energy-efficient home for less than the cost of a renovation project.
Lower risk. A knockdown rebuild is less risky than renovating. Renovations are known for running over time and over budget. The biggest problem is that you never know what you’re going to uncover when you pull up the floorboards! This ‘unknown’ factor means that your renovation is more likely to take longer and run into unforeseen construction challenges resulting in ‘hidden’ costs that exceed budget.
Limited disruption to your lifestyle. Choosing to knock down and rebuild means that there is minimal disruption to your family and their routine. No need to move schools or re-establish in a new neighbourhood. You stay in the location you’ve grown to love close to your family, friends and amenities.
A high-quality result. A renovation often means working around existing structures and having to make compromises. New homes are designed with today’s family lifestyle in mind: including features such as zoned family living areas and alfresco dining areas - all showcasing the most contemporary trends in design and construction.
Choose from a wide selection of new home designs within the Affinity and T-Range collections and be inspired by hundreds of colours, finishes and fixtures from our award-winning Spectra Selection Centre
Energy efficient. All Carlisle Homes meet the Victorian Government 6 star energy rating requirements. If sustainability is important to you and you want to save money on your energy and water bills, then we can work with you to achieve an even higher energy efficiency rating or simply make your home more efficient.
A dedicated knockdown rebuild team
With Carlisle Homes you’ll happily discover that the process of knocking down and rebuilding is much easier and more seamless than you’d expect. From the start one of our Carlisle team members will be assigned to provide you with personalised customer service and clear, regular communication. Team members provide you with support at every point in the process – from the moment you enter our display home, right up until the end of your warranty period – and beyond.
More premium standard inclusions
We believe that there are some things that should just be included in the base price of a home. What our competitors call “extras” we call standard inclusions. Not only do our homes come with more inclusions but we only use trusted, quality products and brands so you can get quality that will last the test of time.
100-point warranty inspection
We are committed to delivering a high standard of quality in everything we do. Out quality assurance program is our commitment to your customer satisfaction, which is why we build our homes to display home quality. Three months after you move in we undertake a comprehensive 100-point warranty inspection. This ensures that any issues are addressed and rectified sooner rather than later, allowing you to get on with enjoying your new home.
25-year structural guarantee
We believe in building our award-winning homes from high quality materials that will last the distance. To ensure additional peace of mind all of our homes come with a solid 25-year structural guarantee.
We guarantee the completion date of your new home regardless of any changes made. The date we tell you your new home will be ready is the date you can move in. No delays, no excuses.
Carlisle Homes is all about building homes of quality, not quantity. We limit the number of homes we build and we have the lowest home-to-site-manager ratio in the industry. This means that we are able to provide a higher level of professionalism, construction quality, and attention-to-detail than any other home builder.
Six star energy rating
All Carlisle homes are built with a 6 star energy rating, on any orientation. This means your new home is designed and built from the ground up to be more energy efficient - saving you money on energy consumption for the life of your home.
Carlisle Homes has been managing KDR projects for many years. You benefit from our experience as we guide you through the three main stages: Pre site, construction & warranty. You’ll love our easy-to-understand knockdown rebuild process - it outlines every step of the journey with full transparency - so you know exactly what to expect and when.
All payments are nominated in the HIA Building Contract and are as follows:
Deposit 5% (includes initial deposit and further deposit from Tender appointment. The balance is required to be paid at Contract signing)
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Demolition tips for your knockdown rebuild project. Ready to demolish and rebuild your house? There are some very important things to consider before you start!
Before you demolish your old house, ensure that you have signed off on all contracts before you start the demolition process.
Find out which demolition contractors service your area, as well as who is currently demolishing in your local area - they often have advertising boards on the temporary security fencing. Like any professional service, ring around, talk to family and neighbours, get a few comparative quotes, and most importantly: call referees and find out how the demolition contractor performed on their project.
Yes, you will need a permit from your local municipality. However, the vast majority of demolition contractors will organise the permit for you, and will probably get it faster due to their experience with the process. Make sure you have both a Demolition Permit and Building Permit before you start your project. Both are obtained from your local council/shire.
Particularly with a knockdown rebuild project, you’ll have to include the cost of your demolition in your overall budget. Unfortunately, there are many variables that can affect the price of your demolition job, including Hazardous Materials removal, location of electrical/waste management infrastructure, proximity of neighbouring structures, land overlay, and your environment (e.g. established trees may need consultation with the local council/arborist).
Contact your demolition contractor and they will be able to organise a full quote for you. We can always help by recommending a reputable demolition contractor to you.
A soil test examines the properties of the soil on your block of land, which in turn enables us to design the proper foundations. A feature survey is a scale drawing of the site showing land features, service connections, easements and setbacks, and any other points of interests. Both the soil test and feature survey are performed before and after demolition to finalise cost of your new home.
Good question. Traffic will only be affected during certain stages of your demolition and construction. Particularly if you are around shops or schools, traffic will need to be managed during major delivery and removal phases. We are happy to assist you with costings for traffic management, and advise whether it is necessary for your knockdown rebuild project.
Your demolition contractor should be insured against any damage to neighbours’ properties, structures and surrounding environment. It is very important to have an understanding of your contractor’s insurance from the very beginning.
Importantly, it is your responsibility to obtain an Asset Protection Permit from your local council before beginning works on your property that could endanger any council assets. These works include the demolition stage for your demolish and rebuild project.