5 crucial steps for a knockdown and rebuild project


Have you thought about rebuilding your home on your existing block but you’re just not sure what’s involved or how to start the process? Here’s a way to simplify the process with Elderton Homes. 

The idea of knocking down a home and rebuilding can be intimidating if you haven’t been through the process before- or even if you have! But teaming up with an expert organisation like Elderton Homes can make rebuilding your home easy thanks to their new Knock Down Rebuild studio on the North Shore.

For an idea of what to expect, here’s Elderton Homes’ 5-step process for a knockdown and rebuild Like most good processes, this one is straightforward. It’s not only easy to understand but covers all of the details that really matter. You can be assured of flexible design options and exceptional quality – from the living room, dining area, study and bedrooms, to your outdoor entertaining areas.

Five steps to achieving a new dream home – at your place!

STEP 1 – Choose your brand new home

Start off by perusing the range of single, double-storey and split level designed homes that are available. Elderton Homes New Home Consultants will assist you along the way to ensure your choice reflects your individual requirements and best suits your family needs. With a wide range of home designs to suit your land and personal lifestyle, there’s a great mix of flexibility and inspiration for you to showcase your own unique sense of style to create your dream home.

Elderton Homes can help with rebuilding your home thanks to their Knock Down Rebuild studio

STEP 2 – Sign your fixed price tender

Elderton Homes are as transparent and upfront as possible with any costs that are involved. A fixed price tender will be prepared for you that will include all of the agreed upon components of your new home build. Once you’re happy with the fixed price, a building agreement is approved by both parties to get your build underway.

STEP 3 – Elderton Homes secure building approvals and client selections

The next stage is when your dream home really starts to take shape. The team at Elderton Homes prepare and finalise drawings, help you decide on exterior selections so your plans are ready to be lodged with your local council or private certifier for approval. When this is complete you can start selecting your colours, interior and exterior design finishes, as well as choosing air-conditioning and the electricals.

STEP 4 – Demolition and construction phase

Once the removal of your existing home is complete, all engineering and construction plans can be finalised. The building materials will be ordered and construction can begin. Elderton Homess provides you with a contractual completion, will perform several inspections and quality audits to ensure things are progressing as they should be. Your Site Supervisor will also take you on guided tours while the home is under construction, keeping you up to date along the way. Committed to making the Knock Down Rebuild (KDR) process as easy as possible, the award-winning Elderton Homes team offer professional guidance throughout the entire development. The quality of workmanship and attention to detail are also facets of which Elderton Homes are proud.

STEP 5 – Handover, move in and enjoy!

The Elderton Homes team will meet you at your new home to complete a comprehensive report confirming the finishes are in line with the plan and you are completely satisfied. You also receive a warranty for real peace of mind. Your beautiful home is now complete. The keys are handed over and you move into your dream home.

More about Elderton Homes

Elderton Homes takes pride in being available and providing valuable guidance throughout the process, ensuring you’re fully informed every step of the way. For more information you can visit the Knock Down Rebuild studio at 777-779 Pacific Hwy, Gordon, which is open every day from 10am to 5pm and you can call a New Homes Consultant on (02) 8883 4012. Also check out the website.


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