Knockdown rebuilds have gained popularity throughout Geelong and the Surf Coast region, appealing to clients who have invested years in nurturing connections with their neighbours and their local community so they want to continue living at the same address. However, as their families grow, their current home is lacking space, functionality or efficiency. Often, these ageing properties demand extensive maintenance, lack energy efficiency, and result in exorbitant expenses to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout the seasons.
We provide a seamless process for knocking down your existing house so you can rebuild a new dream home remaining on the block you love without all the complexities of relocating elsewhere.
Contact us today to find out more.
The first step in the process of a knockdown rebuild is to assess the site. Our new home consultants will use online tools, site visits and conversations with you to review your land and plans for demolition. We investigate the soil, drainage and slope of the site, any height restrictions, the surrounding environment, and services connections (existing and proposed). We’ll also carry out a planning assessment (if applicable).
In this phase, Hamlan will work with you to find the perfect design. Options include choosing one of our existing plans and façades (the most straight forward and economical option) or we can start from scratch and design a custom home.
Either way, we’ll look at every aspect of your new home – orientation, floorplan, materials and finishes, energy efficiency and more – to ensure it is tailored to your needs, lifestyle and budget.
Hamlan can handle the whole planning process – all the way through to endorsement. With 40 years’ experience of designing and building homes across Geelong, we’re experts in working through this process and will support you the whole way through.
After completing the design of your new home, we then apply for planning approval (if applicable). This is the stage where all the technical details of your project must be agreed upon and submitted to the relevant governing bodies. As every block is different, we will run you through what is stated within the planning permit and ensure all conditions are met. Hamlan is ideally placed to look after this stage of the process without any hiccups.
Once all the paperwork is completed including your contract, we can then apply for your building and demolition permit.
You will need to organise for the services to be abolished and you’ll need to move out of your home into temporary accommodation while the hard work happens.
It’s worth noting that sometimes the abolishment of services can take up to six weeks, so if you’re in a position to move out of your home earlier and organise this sooner, this may reduce any delay progressing to the next stages of the process.
We then arrange for the demolition of your existing home through an experienced demolition contractor. They will advise on the best way to demolish the existing home and ensure it is done safely and efficiently.
Once the old building has been demolished, we begin to build your dream home!
At last – your dream home is ready for you to move into! This is the most exciting day of the entire process. All you need to do is move in and enjoy your new home for years to come.