Knock Down Rebuild Gold Coast

If you wish to construct an incredible new Gold Coast home but desire to remain in the area that you’ve grown to know and love, then a knock down rebuild may be the perfect solution for you.

Knock down rebuild services throughout the Gold Coast

Bulldozing an old residence and starting anew enables you to enjoy a brand-new home design, without being shackled by the restrictions attributed to a run of the mill home extension or renovation.

At Unique Built, we always endeavour to develop marvellous new purpose-built residences that are tailored to suit your unique lifestyle and personal tastes, which is exactly what a knockdown rebuild home provides.

With an abundance of decades-old homes dotted throughout the Gold Coast situated on prime real estate, choosing to tear down and rebuild has become a fashionable trend in recent times.

The award-winning team at Unique Built have considerable experience clearing existing properties and reimagining them to create truly ground-breaking home designs. To discuss your plans for a knockdown rebuild home design, phone us now on +61 0403 014 338 or use our contact page and we’ll reply to you shortly.

What are the advantages of a knock down rebuild on the Gold Coast?

The choice to purchase an old antique property in a nice location and build over the top of it or simply raze your current house to the ground and start over, largely depends on the costs involved. For those who opt to stay where they are and build a whole new house, rather than give their current one a makeover, there are a number of benefits.

Firstly, you’ll have the luxury of being able to enjoy the same great location you’ve grown attached to over the time that you’ve lived there. Secondly, if you have school aged children, it won’t be necessary for them to relocate to a different school, which is often hard on children who have forged long lasting friendships. Thirdly, homeowners often have long-established friendships of their own with their neighbours and being able to remain in the same neighbourhood ensures that these friendships can continue.

For homeowners who instead choose to knockdown and rebuild on a block of land that they’ve purchased in a completely different area, they too will be treated to a host of unique advantages, none more so than the fact that they’ll be able to relish the delights of living amongst brand new surroundings. For some, change can be daunting, but for others, change is exhilarating. No matter whether you choose to stay and rebuild or move elsewhere and build there, with Unique Built, you are assured of a stunning new luxury Gold Coast home that you’ll appreciate for years to come.

Gold Coast Homes that are rebuilt in a timely manner

Unique Built have been designing and constructing innovative custom home designs throughout the Gold Coast and entire South East Queensland region since the late 1970’s and since then we’ve developed a robust network of industry contacts, including home demolition. Throughout our years of operation, we’ve constantly sought to refine and evolve our building methods and this has led to a streamlined building process that ensures a smooth transition between all aspects of each project, including demolition, where applicable.

With a long history in the design and construction of five star designer homes for our clients, we combine award winning talent with premium quality building techniques and materials to create remarkable home designs that are delivered in a timely manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to have a house demolished?

There’s a number of factors that determine the demolition costs, including the size of the house and the overall complexity of the task. From experience, we find that the figure is typically in the vicinity of 15 to 20 thousand dollars. This is substantially cheaper than the cost of buying a whole new block of land and paying all of the associated fees and charges, along with all the other additional expenses attached to putting your existing home on the market, including advertising, real estate agent fees, inspections to ensure the home is fit for sale among other things.

At Unique Built, our wealth of experience and broad knowledge of knockdown rebuild projects, enables us to provide you with an accurate price estimate for having your current property demolished, cleared and readied to be rebuilt on. Get in touch with us now on +61 0468 345 605 or use our contact form to find out more about demolition costs.

Do knock down rebuilds require considerably more time to construct?

As knockdown rebuild specialists, we work with an industry leading demolition contractor who ensures that the excess time required to remove the existing home is kept to an absolute minimum. The demolition process is smoothly integrated into the overall knockdown rebuild process, guaranteeing that there is no significant impact on total build times.

Are existing elements such as swimming pools disturbed by the demolition process?

The demolition contractor will be able to supply you all the info you need concerning the demolition of your current premise. You have complete control over what elements are remove or retained.

How long does it take to knock down an existing home?

From experience, most homes require around 4 – 6 weeks to be razed, cleared and made suitable to built upon.

Advice for living elsewhere while the new home is being built

Like everything in life, it’s always best to plan ahead. Have your temporary accommodation arranged well in advance of the date you’re set to exit your current residence. Not doing so may result in you paying far more than you needed to, resulting in a far less enjoyable knockdown rebuild journey.

Do you offer guarantees on when each knock down rebuild will be finished?

While we do provide a number of guarantees for each dream home that we build, including a fixed price building contract and a 25 year structural guarantee, we cannot guarantee the precise date that your new home will be completed by. Generally, a brand new home will require around 20 to 38 weeks to build, but as most of our homes tend to be of a larger size, 32 to 38 weeks is more likely. To find out more about all the steps involved in completing a beautiful Gold Coast designer home, visit our building time frame page.

Can you help me create the best possible home design on my block of land?

Of course! As a custom home builder, this is what we specialise in. As a client of Unique Built, you have will access to our award-winning in-house design team who will work with you to help create a truly breathtaking home design. Whether you have a sloping block (ideal for split-level home designs), narrow lot or a more complicated block, we’ll create a knockdown rebuild design that accommodates your personal requirements, looks fantastic and makes the most of your block and its unique surroundings.

Do you stay in contact with clients throughout the build process?

As custom home builders and rebuild specialists that service the Gold Coast and Southeast Queensland region, we understand that our client’s building experience with us is just as important to them as the important to them as the home itself.

From the moment you discuss your plans with us for your wonderful new dream home to the day we hand over the keys to your glorious new residence, we provide regular updates on the progress of your brand-new home’s development. If you have a question to ask concerning your new home, we’re always just a phone call away.

Do I need to obtain special permission from council when having my home demolished?

Yes. It can take up to two weeks or more to obtain the necessary demolition licence and permission, so it’s always wise to secure this as soon as possible and make your knockdown rebuild journey that much easier.

Is it worth knocking down and rebuilding?

Deciding whether it’s worth knocking down and rebuilding a structure depends on various factors and considerations. Here are some key points to think about:

  1. Condition of the existing structure: Assess the current condition of the building. If it is severely dilapidated, structurally compromised, or requires extensive repairs that exceed the cost of rebuilding, it may be more practical to start anew.
  2. Cost analysis: Conduct a thorough cost analysis. Compare the estimated expenses of renovating the existing structure against the cost of demolishing and rebuilding.
  3. Structural limitations: Evaluate whether the existing structure can accommodate any desired modifications, additions, or changes in layout. If the structure’s design or framework hinders your vision for the property, rebuilding may be a more suitable option.
  4. Long-term goals: Consider your long-term goals for the property. If you plan to stay in the location for an extended period and want a custom-designed space that suits your needs and preferences, rebuilding allows you to create a tailored solution.
  5. Energy efficiency and sustainability: Assess the energy efficiency and sustainability of the existing structure.
  6. Historical or sentimental value: Determine if the building holds historical significance or sentimental value.
  7. Local regulations and zoning: Familiarise yourself with local regulations and zoning requirements. Some areas have restrictions on demolishing and rebuilding structures, particularly if they have historical value or contribute to the architectural character of the neighbourhood.
  8. Market conditions: Consider the real estate market conditions in your area. If property values are rising and demand is high, rebuilding might be a more profitable option, as it allows you to create a modern, attractive property that appeals to potential buyers or tenants.

Is it cheaper to extend or knock down and rebuild?

Whether it’s cheaper to extend or knockdown rebuild depends on a number of things, such as the specific circumstances of your property and the extent of the renovations or rebuild required. Here are some considerations to help you evaluate the cost comparison:

  1. Condition and structural integrity: If the existing structure is in good condition and structurally sound, extending may be a more cost-effective option. Extending would involve building additional space onto the existing structure, which can be more economical than starting from scratch.
  2. Desired changes and modifications: Consider the extent of the changes and modifications you want to make. If the desired changes involve significant alterations to the existing layout, structure, or architectural style, knocking down and rebuilding might be a more practical choice.
  3. Professional advice and feasibility studies: Consult with architects, builders, or contractors who specialise in renovation and construction projects. They can provide expert advice and conduct feasibility studies to help you compare costs.
  4. Cost of renovations and structural modifications: Determine the cost of extending and renovating the existing structure. This includes expenses such as adding new rooms, expanding the footprint, upgrading infrastructure (electrical, plumbing, HVAC), and modifying the layout. Obtain detailed quotes from contractors to get an accurate cost estimate.
  5. Demolition and rebuilding costs: If you choose a knockdown rebuild project, consider the costs associated with demolition of your existing house and subsequent construction. This includes demolition permits, debris removal, new construction materials, labour costs, and the fees associated with architectural design and engineering.
  6. Comparative analysis: Once you have gathered cost estimates for both options, conduct a comparative analysis.
  7. Market factors: Consider the real estate market conditions in your area. If property values are rising, extending and renovating might be a more favourable choice as it allows you to retain the existing property and potentially increase its value.

How long does it take for a knock down rebuild?

While an average knockdown rebuild project typically takes between 4 to 6 weeks, the duration of a knock down rebuild project can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the project, the size of the new structure, site conditions, and any unforeseen challenges that may arise during construction.

Here are some general considerations regarding the timeline:

  1. Design and Planning Phase: This phase typically involves working with architects, engineers, and other professionals to design the new structure, obtain necessary permits and building approval from local council, and finalise the construction plans. The design planning phase of a knockdown rebuild project can range from a few weeks to several months, depending on the complexity and size of the project.
  2. Demolition: The demolition phase involves the removal of the existing structure. The duration of the demolition can vary depending on the size and complexity of the building, as well as any site-specific challenges. It can typically take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to complete the demolition process.
  3. Site Preparation: Once the site is cleared, preparations for the new construction begin. This includes tasks such as grading the land, excavation, and any necessary groundwork. The duration of the site preparation phase depends on the condition of the site and the complexity of the required tasks.
  4. Construction: The construction phase involves the actual building of the new structure. A typical knock down rebuild project can take anywhere from several months to over a year to complete, but this timeline can vary significantly.
  5. Finishing and Interior Work: Once the main structure is completed, the finishing and interior work begin. This phase includes tasks such as electrical and plumbing installations, flooring, painting, and other finishing touches.

Client Stories

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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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