CHOOSING to build a new home can be incredibly beneficial to families, first home buyers and investors.
As land becomes increasingly scarce in certain suburbs, particularly in metro areas, more and more people are opting to knockdown and rebuild.
It can also eliminate the stress and costs involved in renovating or extending an existing home.
Hotondo Homes builders, Trent and Caroline Allen from Inverloch and Vern Carr from Phillip Island, believe the benefits of choosing to knockdown and rebuild are wide-ranging.
“People come to us wanting to build their dream home. They want something contemporary and fresh, as well as something that suits their current lifestyle needs,” Trent Allen said.
“If you love the area you live in but not your house and don’t want to move away from your family and friends, change your local supermarket or find new schools then a knockdown and rebuild is ideal.”
The benefits of choosing to knockdown and rebuild can include:
– Building to suit individual needs
– Staying in the same location
– No need to find a block of land
– Energy efficiency
– No stamp duty
– Less maintenance
– Home warranty
– Increase in equity
– No need to spend money on renovating or changing existing home to suit current needs
– Appliances and fittings under warranty
– Home built to latest regulations and building standards
– New homes depreciate less than existing dwellings.
Vern Carr believes that unlike home renovations, constructing a new home will ensure home owners don’t have to compromise on the needs, comforts and quality that today’s building innovations can offer.
“New homes are smarter homes. They are built using the latest technologies in structural integrity and energy efficiency.”
Similarly, a knockdown and rebuild project can often be cheaper than extending or renovating an existing home due to the builder having to work in and around existing structures.
“People will choose to renovate if they love the existing structure of their home and the block of land they’re on. However, in my experience building something new to suit the person or family’s current needs is often the preferred option,” Vern added.
Vern and his team build in Phillip Island and the surrounding areas. They specialise in building beach homes, customising floor plans to suit individual requirements and much more.
For more information contact Vern and his team on 5678 5463 or visit their office at Level 1, 107 Marine Parade, corner of Wynne Road, San Remo.
Trent and Caroline Allen build in Leongatha, Inverloch and the surrounding areas. They specialise in knockdown and rebuild projects, beach houses, acreage homes, dual occupancy dwellings and more.
For more information contact Trent, Caroline and their team on 5674 3058 or visit their office at Shop 2 Ramsey Boulevard, Inverloch.
You can also view their range of services at