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Why Knockdown & Rebuild

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Why not just buy something ready to go rather than going through the process of building? There are a number of reasons why building on your existing property is sometimes the better approach to take.  


From financial reasons to lifestyle choices, it is important to consider all the factors when deciding which approach best suits you.

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Design a home that suits your lifestyle rather than compromising for something that is ready built. You can get the home you want, built exactly the way you want.


You get to remain in where you are, around family & friends as well as the surroundings you are already familiar with. You already know where to shop, the best way to get to work and where to get the best coffee.


Avoid stamp duty costs, real estate agent commission fees and all the other additional costs associated with buying a new property.


Avoid having to spend weekend after weekend trying to find the right property, uncertain of whether you will succeeding in finding what best suits.

Less ongoing repairs

A brand-new home means less maintenance with new electrical, plumbing and more, compared to an older existing home. 


No need for children to change schools.


Know from the beginning what you are getting, rather than selling and being left uncertain of where your family will end up.


By replacing your existing home with a brand-new upgraded home, it can potentially increase the value of your land immediately, providing you with more opportunities with your finances.


Along with a requirement to meet a 6-star energy rating there are certain prescriptive BCA requirements, such as sealing and services. With the latest in technology and appliances, brand-new homes are generally more efficient in electricity usage, insulation and water consumption and can therefore reduce your energy costs.


If you are considering a knockdown rebuild, there are a few things you need to be aware of. While, in many ways, the process is similar to a standard new build, there are a few key differences. Here we look at what those are and the things you need to consider when planning a knockdown rebuild project.

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Choosing the Right Design

The design of your dream home is such a personal decision. Every family is different, which is why every home design is unique. The knockdown and rebuild option really provides the opportunity for home owners to create the home that best suits their lifestyle.

Whether classic, contemporary or modern family's home needs to portray your personality and the layout reflect your family's dynamics.

There are also other factors to keep in mind and to consider when designing your home. It's worthwhile going through design ideas to come up with the best home layout for you.

If you are building with a budget in mind it's also important to speak to a builder early on about some of the features you are considering. At Carmel Homes we take care of your design in order to meet your budget.

Here we share our tips on picking the perfect property to knockdown and rebuild. We look at what you should be focusing on and what to watch out for. We also share the best places to find more information and where to turn for advice. 

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Designing your new house can seem like an incredibly daunting task. There are a lot of decisions to make and little details to think about. You also want to make sure you do not miss anything and that everything is absolutely perfect.

"The home should be the treasure chest of living."
Le Corbusier

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