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
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!