Demolish and Build: Customisation Options, Layout Considerations and Finding a Reliable Builder

As with building any new home, there are so many questions before even starting the project of knocking down an existing home and building a new one

In this article we are going to answer some of the most common questions, such as: How to find a reliable and experienced knockdown and rebuild builder. How much you can customise your new build and what to consider when planning the layout for your new home.

Let’d dive into it.

How do I choose a reliable builder for my demolish and build project?

Choosing a reliable builder is paramount for the success of your demolish and build project. Look for builders with specific experience in demolish and build projects in Perth, as they will be familiar with the local regulations and potential challenges.

Check their credentials, ensure they are licensed and insured, and ask for references or examples of previous work, maybe even check if they've dealt with asbestos before (if that is applicable to your old home). Transparent communication, a clear contract, and a detailed quote are also essential. 

Taking the time to research and select a reputable builder will contribute significantly to the smooth running of your project.

How much can I customise my new home during a demolish and build project?

One of the significant advantages of a demolish and build project is the ability to customise your new home to suit your preferences and needs rather than simply renovation your old house.

Working with your builder or designer, you can choose the layout, materials, finishes, and features that align with your vision and lifestyle. This level of customisation ensures that your new home is tailored to you, providing a unique and personal living space.

However, it’s important to balance your desires with your budget and to make informed choices that add value and functionality to your home.

Novus have over 30 years of experience in building homes in Perth and can guide you in terms of the elements of a design that are difficult (and therefore expensive) to build, and those that will have a significant impact on the aesthetics or functionality of your home, but not necessarily the budget.

What factors should I consider when planning the layout of my new home?

Planning the layout of your new home is an exciting yet crucial aspect of a demolish and build project.

Consider your lifestyle, preferences, and any future needs to create a functional and comfortable space. Pay attention to the orientation of the property to maximise natural light and energy efficiency. Think about the flow between rooms, storage solutions, and outdoor living spaces.

Working with a professional designer can provide valuable insights, help avoid common pitfalls, and ensure your new home meets your expectations.

Remember, this is your opportunity to create a space tailored to your needs, so thoughtful planning is key. Choose a builder with a specialist in-house design team, you will be surprised to learn not all builders offer this.