Thinking of a knock-down rebuild? Think Burbank. The knock-down rebuild is the perfect option for those who love their current address, but who crave a new home. Rather than enduring a messy renovation or finding new land to build on that comes with the expense of stamp-duty and a whole lot of hassle, the knock-down rebuild process allows you to remain in an area you love for a much cheaper price than moving to a new address- seems like a smart idea to us.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PROCESS? LET’S TAKE A LOOK.
Find a plan you love suited to your block
Once you have made the decision to knock-down and rebuild, it’s a good idea to get in touch with the team who will take you through the process. Your New Home Consultant will help you carefully select a home design suited to both the needs of your family and the restraints of your block.
Burbank will then check planning requirements with your local council to check if special building regulations are required for your build. They will also consult a surveyor to confirm specific requirements for the project, who will provide a standard fee structure for the surveying required. After this, and once you have happily chosen your design and accepted the surveying costs, you’ll pay your deposit and we’ll get a site inspection underway.
Soil Report and Site Feature Survey
We will come to your property for a site inspection as well as to organise a soil report, a process designed to establish the condition of your soil for classification. A site feature survey will also take place, that will highlight the existing conditions of your block by locating features on your site including services, trees, fences, pits, ground level, contours and so on. This information helps establish the preparation of your site costs.
New Home Proposal
Your New Home Consultant will present your New Home Proposal (NHP) and drawings. On acceptance of this NHP, you will be required to pay an additional deposit requesting the HIA contract with working drawings and you will be contacted by your New Home Consultant to complete materials and colours (the fun part).
Once you’re happy with the final plans and colours, it’s time to sign a contract and pay another portion of deposit. At this time you’ll be introduced to your New Home Coordinator, who will now be main point of contact and will help with demolition and work on council approvals. They will submit development applications and gain planning approval from council to ensure plans comply and that we won’t hit any roadblocks in the construction of your dream home.
Demolish your old place
Once all required plans have been approved it will come time to demolish your old place- you’ll need to organise alternative accommodation at this point.
Your New Home Coordinator will organise a demolition provider for you, and then get in touch with you to discuss demolition and construction dates. Following this, you’ll receive a letter outlining next steps.
If you’d prefer to organise your own demolition provider, our flexible team is more than happy to work with your selected company to ensure a seamless knock-down rebuild process ensues.
Build your new place
You’ve knocked it down and now it’s time to rebuild it! At this point your Building Supervisor will be in touch, who will be your main point of contact during the construction phase. The time it takes to build homes greatly varies, but we would usually predict it will take around 6-12 months, depending on the complication of the build and whether it is single storey home or a double.
And voila! Your new dream home will emerge on your old block!