Knock Down Rebuild with Stroud Homes

Have You Considered a Knock Down Rebuild?

Renovation or moving are not the only options



Love where you live?

Love your neighbourhood and your long-time neighbours? Don’t want to move but sick and tired of your outdated home? Can’t stand to think of doing a costly and adversely impactful renovation to your existing dwelling?

Renovating your home is not the only answer and sometimes the most stressful and costly. Why not consider a knock down re-build? Imagine a brand-new home in place of the old home you live in now – but so much better!

Brand new state of the art inclusions and all backed by the builder’s warranties, in a time and way that is not cost and stress prohibitive.

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The Cost of Renovating

The certainty of a newly constructed home alleviates the potential for cost blow-outs that renovations can present sometimes:

  • Renovating limits your flexibility to adopt modern construction methods and spaces to add value to your life.
  • Renovations can cost anywhere from $1500 to $3000 per m2, often twice the cost of a new home in fact.
  • Many old homes weren’t built and positioned to maximise the good sun, natural cooling and heating and the views and the breezes. We can work with you to acquire these ideal conditions.
  • Incorporate the latest building technologies and materials in your home. Such as energy, fixtures and other space saving efficiencies.
  • A knock down and rebuild provides a blank canvas for a new design, new spaces, bedrooms and the ability to grow into the home for many years.
  • We can incorporate a shed or a pool in the backyard as well. Or even a detached granny flat for when guests arrive.
  • Difficult blocks are our speciality and sloping sites we can design to suit the land.
  • We take everything into account and provide the solution to enhance ones castle and the way you want to maximise your home life.

We can design a home to suit your lifestyle and homesite that fits the budget too. We do all the work for you and can even look at rental assistance while we build.

Knock Down Rebuild Experts

There is no need to work with old bones or compromise on layout, finishes or attributes of your old dwelling by trying to work around the current home. You get the perfect new home to fit your specific requirements and land orientation.

We make the process of conducting a knock-down rebuild simple by being experts in this area after many successful builds in your neighbourhood.

We assist you in choosing from our award-winning home designs specifically designed for your homesite. All backed by the quality and inclusions that Stroud Homes are renowned for.


Supporting you through the Knock Down Rebuild process

Our team of Knock Down Rebuild (KDR) experts and trades will support you through the process from start to finish. Here is what you can expect:

  • A free, no obligation site inspection.
  • A black and white, fully costed and approved quote you can take to the bank for pre-approval.
  • The co-ordination and demolition of your old home. We also take care of any asbestos if present!
  • Provide a certifier approval check and preliminary check of homesite conditions and encumbrances/easements.
  • Well-thought out and acclimatised home designs for your consideration.
  • Complete sales set plans and customisation to suit your needs and budget.
  • We arrange on your behalf town planning requirements and quotes to get passed with council.
  • Arrange and co-ordinate the building approval process.
  • Provide a colour consultation giving you the personal touches you deserve.
  • A fixed price and all-encompassing contract for your peace of mind.
  • We call you every Friday with a Walkie Talkie App call to your mobile explaining whats happening on your build every week.
  • Encourage structured and set site meetings with your supervisor.
  • Provide you with all our industry leading systems, first class communication format and guarantees which are very hard to match.
  • We handover your home, defect free and to our Display home quality standard that “Feels like Home”.

Knock Down Re-Build Process

  1. Find your knock down / re-build property (it could be your current home!)

  2. Choose your builder

  3. Have tests and surveys started

  4. Organise demolition and removal

  5. Finalise new home design

  6. Plans are drawn up and pricing completed via quote

  7. Sign building contract and get started building your new home!


What’s the Next Step?

  • We have in excess of 100 plus new home designs to choose from
  • You can choose from single storey, double storey, attached and detached granny flat designs

The advantage of staying where you are

Some of the most common reasons homeowners decide to knock down and rebuild their existing home, rather than renovating or buying a new home, usually have to do with location and/or budget.

A lot of people might love the location they’re currently living in, and building on land you already own is cheaper than buying land and building. The price to rebuild is a lot lower when you don’t have to pay for land.

Also, by knocking down your old home and building anew, you get to stay where you currently live and reduce the time it takes to find a new block.


How you save money on a Knock Down Rebuild Project

Stamp Duty

  • You won’t pay ANY Stamp Duty on knock down / re-builds.
  • Stamp Duty on an existing home purchase could be as much as $20k!

Real Estate Fees

  • You can easily spend hundreds and probably thousands of dollars in marketing your home to sell.
  • Expect your Real Estate commission to be $15k to $25k!

Legal Fees

  • Conveyancing costs will usually be $800 to $2,000

Pest and Building Inspections

  • Expect to pay anything from $800 to $1,500 for pest and building inspections
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Challenges of a knockdown rebuild

Stroud Homes Brisbane South Acreage is an expert in knocking down and building back up, but there are, as with any build, some challenges for the builder in some instances.

Removal of the old home can cause a bit of delay and access can also be a hurdle if knocking down on a narrow lot in a built-up area.

However, the team in Brisbane South has years of experience and will do everything to meet the client’s needs.

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Before you knockdown

Before deciding to knock down your old, sometimes very beloved home, you should ask yourself if you’d be better of with a renovation.

You’ll have to consider how far you want to take the renovation. Is it just the kitchen that needs sprucing up to start with, and then maybe the bathrooms?

But how long until you want to re-do something? And what renovation is ever really complete?

Why not build a completely new home all at the same time?

But again, depending on what you want to do, a renovation can cost a lot more especially when it drags on and on.

That’s why a lot of the times, when already owning a great lot of land, knocking down and building a new dwelling is the wisest option in terms of your finances.

The only time it’s advisable NOT to go through with a knockdown rebuild is if you’re buying a property for location and want to do a knockdown rebuild but the upfront costs of the current home and land are too high. In this case you should just find vacant land.

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Featured Designs for Knock Down Rebuild Projects

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That is why Stroud Homes offers a variety of guarantees, with our most important being completing your build in a dedicated timeframe.

We understand what is important to you and your family, that is why all our guarantees will ensure to keep you happy, within your budget, and to your timeframe.

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