Knock Down Rebuild Brisbane

If you want to create a beautiful new Brisbane home but don’t want to leave your existing neighbourhood, a knock down rebuild Brisbane can be the best option for you.

Knock down rebuild services throughout Brisbane

Demolition of an existing home and construction of a new one allows you to develop a completely brand new home design, avoiding the constraints that would normally be imposed by a regular home renovation or expansion.

At Brisbane Unique Built, we endeavour to provide customers with a stunning new living space that is tailored to their individual lifestyle needs and personal preferences, which is exactly what a knock down rebuild project provides.

With a large number of older properties in great locations throughout Brisbane and South East Queensland, the decision to destroy and rebuild has been increasingly popular in recent years. Unique Built’s award-winning team has completed countless rebuilds and looks forwards to talking with you about your dreams for the ideal luxury house. Call us on 0468 345 605 for a design and price or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

What are the advantages of a knock down rebuild in Brisbane?

The decision to buy an old, pre-existing house in a fantastic place and rebuild over it, or just do the same in your current location, is mostly based on the purchase price of new homes and the costs of tearing them down. Some consumers only want a change in their living environment, not a change in scenery. 

You won’t have to move your children to a new school or say “goodbye” to an area that has meant so much to you if you bulldoze your existing property. You’ll be able to enjoy the same fantastic surroundings and won’t be inconvenienced by having to say “goodbye” to an area that has meant so much to you.

Those who choose to demolish and rebuild a home they bought in a different region will be able to enjoy the benefits of living in a completely new environment, which only a different location can bring. Whether you choose to build on a brand new block or go with a knockdown rebuild project, you’ll have a stunning new luxury Brisbane home that you’ll love for years.

Brisbane Homes that are rebuilt in a timely fashion

Since the 1970s, the team at Unique Built has been developing custom designed homes throughout Brisbane and beyond, and we’ve built up a strong network of building service suppliers, including home demolition. We are able to seamlessly combine the deconstruction process into the total home building exercise thanks to our industry ties, saving you time and money.

Our award-winning personnel combine with tried and tested building methods to ensure a streamlined building process that ensures immaculate home builds in a timely manner. With an extensive history in designing and constructing first-class designer homes for satisfied clients, our award-winning personnel combine with tried and tested building methods to ensure a streamlined building process that ensures immaculate new home builds in a timely manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to have an existing home demolished?

This is dependent on a number of factors, including the size of the home to be demolished and the job’s intricacy. Most home demolitions cost in the vicinity of $30,000 – 40,000. The cost of having your existing home demolished is significantly less than the cost of purchasing a new vacant block of land, where you’ll be required to pay a variety of fees and charges, as well as all of the additional costs associated with selling your existing home, such as real estate agent fees, site inspection, advertising, and so on.

We can offer you with an accurate cost estimate for having your old property knocked down because of our extensive expertise and excellent knowledge of knock down rebuilds at Unique Built. To learn more, contact one of our experts.

Is demolish and rebuild slower than simply building on another block of land?

Only if you hire a home builder who lacks the requisite experience for such a job. Unique Built ensures that the demolition process is seamlessly integrated into the entire development process of your new home, so it has no discernible influence on the overall build schedule.

Are existing features such as swimming pools affected by a demolition?

You have ultimate control over what you want removed or retained when we discuss the demolition procedure with you. The contractor will be able to offer you with all of the information you require about the demolition, including any existing features that may be impacted.

How long does it take to demolish an existing home?

Most homes take between four and six weeks to demolish, clear, and prepare to commence construction on your new dream home.

Advice for living elsewhere while the new home is being built

Always plan ahead of time. Make sure you book your substitute lodging well in advance of the deadline for moving out of your current residence. If you don’t do so, your rates may skyrocket.

Do you provide guarantees on when each knock down rebuild home will be completed?

While we are knockdown and rebuild specialists, and give our clients with a variety of assurances, such as fixed price building contract and a 25-year structural warranty on all homes built, we cannot guarantee when the new home will be completed. A new home’s construction typically takes between 20 and 38 weeks to complete, but because most of the homes we build are larger, 9-12 months is more common. Please visit our building time frame page to learn more about the steps involved in designing and building a custom house.

Are you able to guide me on creating the best possible home design for my block?

Certainly. Regardless of the size or style of block of land you want to build on, including sloping blocks and more, we have an in-house team of talented design specialists who can take your initial ideas and thoughts and turn them into the ideal dream home.

Do you stay in touch with clients throughout the entire build process?

Yes, of course. As knockdown rebuild experts, we recognise that our customers remember their customer service experience as vividly as they remember their house design. Client communication is an important part of our construction process, and we make sure you’re kept up to date on the progress of your beautiful new house. We’re only a phone call away if you have any questions about your dream home construction.

Does home demolition require special council permission?

Yes. Obtaining the requisite demolition licence and local council approvals might take up to two weeks or more, therefore it’s best to do so as soon as possible.

Is it worth knocking down and rebuilding?

Deciding whether it’s worth knocking down and rebuilding a structure depends on various factors and circumstances. Here are some considerations to help you make an informed decision:

  1. Condition of the current structure: Assess the overall condition of the existing building. If it has extensive damage, structural issues, or is no longer functional for your needs, rebuilding might be a viable option.
  2. Cost analysis: Compare the cost of renovating and retrofitting the current structure versus demolishing and rebuilding. In some cases, the costs of repairs and upgrades can be significant, making a rebuild more cost-effective in the long run.
  3. Future needs and goals: Evaluate your future requirements. If the existing structure doesn’t meet your needs in terms of space, layout, or functionality, starting anew might be the best solution to achieve your goals.
  4. Building codes and regulations: Consider whether the current structure complies with updated building codes and regulations. In some cases, it might be more practical to start fresh rather than attempting to bring an older building up to code.
  5. Historic or sentimental value: If the building holds historical significance or sentimental value, you may need to weigh the importance of preservation against the benefits of a new structure. Consult with experts or preservation authorities to make an informed decision.
  6. Environmental impact: Consider the environmental impact of demolition and construction. If the existing structure can be repurposed or retrofitted in an eco-friendly manner, it may be more sustainable than a complete rebuild.
  7. Time considerations: Evaluate the time required for renovations versus the time it takes to build a new structure. If time is a critical factor, a rebuild may be faster and more efficient.

 Is it cheaper to extend or knock down and rebuild?

Whether it is cheaper to extend or knock down and rebuild is dependent on a number of things, such as the condition of the existing structure, your specific requirements, demolition costs, and local market conditions.

  1. Condition of the existing structure: If the current building is in good structural condition and requires only minor renovations or expansions to meet your needs, extending might be a more cost-effective option. However, if the existing structure has significant structural issues or would require extensive repairs and upgrades, the knockdown rebuild process might be more cost-effective in the long run.
  2. Design complexity: The complexity of the design you have in mind can impact costs. If your extension plans involve intricate architectural features or require significant modifications to the existing structure, it may be more cost-effective to rebuild, as it allows for greater flexibility and efficient construction methods.
  3. Building regulations and codes: Consider whether extending the current structure would require substantial modifications to meet updated building regulations and codes. In some cases, bringing an older building up to code can be costly and complicated, making a rebuild a more cost-effective option.
  4. Construction economies of scale: Knocking down and rebuilding allows for more efficient construction processes, including bulk material purchases and streamlined construction schedules. This can sometimes result in cost savings compared to piecemeal extensions, where materials and construction may be more fragmented.
  5. Demolition and site preparation costs: If you choose to knock down and rebuild, you’ll need to factor in the demolition cost and site preparation. However, these demolition costs can vary depending on the size of the existing structure, accessibility, and local labour rates.
  6. Market conditions: Local market conditions, such as labour and material costs, can influence the cost comparison between extending and rebuilding. It’s advisable to obtain quotes from builders, contractors, and architects to understand the specific costs involved in your area.
  7. Future needs and goals: Consider your long-term needs and goals. If extending the current structure won’t fully meet your requirements or if you anticipate further expansions in the future, a rebuild might be more cost-effective and provide greater flexibility for future modifications.

How to finance knock down rebuild?

Financing a knock down and rebuild project typically requires careful planning and consideration of various options. Here are several common financing methods you can explore:

  1. Construction loan: A construction loan is specifically designed to finance the building or renovation of a property. These loans typically have a shorter term and higher interest rates compared to traditional mortgages.
  2. Traditional mortgage loan: If you already own the property, you can consider refinancing your existing mortgage or obtaining a new mortgage to finance the knock down and rebuild project.
  3. Home equity loan or line of credit: If you have built up equity in your current property, you can consider using a home equity loan or line of credit to finance the knock down and rebuild.
  4. Personal loans: Depending on the size and scope of your project, a personal loan might be an option to consider. Personal loans are unsecured loans that can provide funds for a variety of purposes, including home renovations.
  5. Savings and investments: If you have saved money or investments set aside, you can use them to finance a portion or all of the knock down and rebuild project. This can help reduce the amount of borrowing required and potentially save on interest costs.
  6. Government programs or grants: Research whether there are any government programs, grants, or incentives available that support construction or renovation projects. These programs can provide financial assistance or tax benefits that can help offset the costs of a knock down and rebuild.
  7. Consult with financial professionals: It’s advisable to consult with financial advisors, lenders, or mortgage brokers who specialise in construction financing. They can provide personalised advice, assess your financial situation, and guide you through the available financing options.

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"From the initial consultation to the handover of our beautiful new home, Unique Built was outstanding. They were able to implement everything we asked for with ease and efficiency, and no task was ever too difficult. Everyone involved in the design and construction of the home went above and beyond to create a fabulous new residence, and I'm eternally grateful for all the hours of hard work that went into fine-tuning every aspect of it. Jim Taylor and his team were an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout the entire build. Our thanks extend to Jim and everyone else involved in the creation of our wonderful new homestead".

- Jack Patrick

"My wife and I recently had a custom home built here on the Gold Coast by Jim Taylor and his team at Unique Built. From the initial site inspection through to the final completion of the new residence, we found everyone to be very polite and professional to deal with, making the whole experience that much more enjoyable. The end result is nothing short of spectacular, and we wholeheartedly recommend them to everyone. We're looking to get another investment property built sometime later this year and will definitely be in touch with Jim and the team again for this project as well. Thanks again".

- Jeffrey O'Shea

"Our new home is an absolute masterpiece. No stuff-ups or unforeseen delays. As a self-confessed perfectionist myself and someone who is very self-critical and hard to please. I was taken aback by the remarkable workmanship and pristine build quality of our new residence. The advice care and communication we received throughout the entire build has been exceptional. Our utmost gratitude and thanks to Jim and the rest of the team at Unique Built".

- Peter Mason

"Now in my 60's my husband and I needed a house on one level but we had a sloping block to build on. From the design right through to when we received the keys, the whole process was a great experience This is the 3rd house we have built and by far the easiest. We'll be here until we are carried out thank you so much to Jim and the team we love our new house".

- Jo Kularni

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