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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.

At Carmel Homes, we believe that when it comes to your home, there should be no compromises. That's why what we call "standard" is what most others call their "premium" range. Come see why we are considered one of Melbourne's most respected builders.

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A knockdown rebuild project can overcome all these issues, helping you create the home you have always wanted. It gives you the best of both worlds – the exact design you want in the exact location you want. And all it takes to get it is a strong vision, a little creativity, and some careful planning. We go over the main things you need to think about when coming up with your knockdown rebuild plans.

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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.

Carmel Homes Standard Inclusions in every
Knockdown and Rebuild Home


Solid stone splashback

Solid stone benchtops

2-pac emporite  cabinetry

Miele appliances

European oak chevron parquetry

Kitchen chandelier pendants

Butler kitchen

Custom cabinetry design

Kitchen Inclusions

Double glazing in all external doors and windows

Bathroom Inclusions

2-pac emporite  cabinetry

Solid stone benchtops

Floor to ceiling quality porcelain tiling

Fitted feature mirror

Villeroy & Boch undermount basins

Freestanding feature bathtup

Double glazing in all external doors and windows

Quality porcelain tiled floors

LED illumined recessed bathtub shelf

Grohe tapware

methven shower rail set


European oak chevron parquetry

Picture frame strapping plaster moulding

Double glazing in all external doors and windows

Feature bulkheads and delux cornices

Feature chandelier

Extensive inbuilt air-conditioning and heating

Custom inbuilt 2pac emporite cabinetry

Solid stone benchtop

3000mm high ceilings

Living Rooms Inclusions

Security system

Exterior Inclusions

Concrete tiled roof

Double glazing in all external doors and windows

Brick veneer rendered ground floor

Custom designed modern and classic facades

Remote controled garage door

Custom wrought iron entrance door

Custom front fence

Aggregate concrete feature driveway

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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.

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A block of land has various qualities and characteristics to consider when designing your home. It’s important to know what they are and to be aware of the potential impact and design restrictions they incur.


There are many good reasons knockdown rebuilds have become a popular choice for those looking to build a new home. But despite this, some still worry that the extra steps involved in these projects mean they will be too expensive. They also believe that, due to the added cost, a knockdown rebuild may not be worth the time or money.

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