Everything You Need To Know About The Knock Down Rebuild Process.

As a homeowner, there may come a time when you’re faced with the prospect of demolishing an old house to build your new dream home.

As daunting as this may sound, it’s good to know that with the help of an experienced home builder, knocking down an existing house can be a hassle-free journey.

Most of all, it shouldn’t put you off securing what could be the perfect location for your dream home.

Make Sure You’re In Good Hands

Before jumping headfirst into a knock down rebuild project, it’s always good to do some research on your preferred home builder to make sure they have the experience to see you right through to completion of your new home build.

At Plunkett Homes, we have successfully completed many knock down and build projects for clients who love the suburb they live in but want a new home.

Over our 119 years as one of Perth’s most trusted home builders, we’ve learnt that communication is key. We communicate with our clients at every stage of the process and have the skills and experience to deliver outstanding results. Whether it’s your first, second or third knock down and build project, you can be sure you’ll receive the same level of quality customer service.

First Steps

Okay, so it’s not as easy as just phoning someone and asking them to send you a bulldozer.

Before anything else, the house to be demolished and the site itself needs to be assessed. A site assessment is done to ensure the house can be demolished safely. 

There are also permits to apply for and approvals to obtain, and services that need to be disconnected and subcontractors that need to be appointed. There may also be materials that need to be disposed of such as vegetation and roots, asbestos, sheds, swimming pools, septic tanks and soak wells.

A good home builder can help take care of all of this for you.

And you will obviously need to find somewhere temporary to live while your new home takes shape.

Demolition Complete, Now What?

This is where the fun begins. Your new house design comes to life through your prestart consultation where you’ll get to choose your tapware, tiles, bricks, paving, lights and much more.

After you’ve made your selections, construction of your new home will begin, and upon completion and a final inspection, you’ll be handed keys to your new home!