Knock Down Rebuilds


Sydney Knock Down Rebuilds

Starting from scratch in Sydney? You’re in the right place.

Ferntree Homes specialises in knock down rebuilds in Sydney and the Sutherland Shire. If you love where you’re living in Sydney but would like a new home, then consider the advantages of a knock down rebuild project. Stay in your Sutherland Shire neighbourhood with your familiar surroundings and friends you know. It may even be that you love where you’re currently living, but feel your current house in the Sutherland Shire is a little run down and needs a brand new home to replace it. Then guess what, we can help you with our Sydney knock down rebuild service. We will take care of the entire process, so you have total peace of mind.

Even though knock down rebuild projects in the Sutherland Shire have demolition costs, there’s also saving involved by not having to pay stamp duty on the property. Sydney knock down rebuilds can be more cost-effective than renovating your old home and saves all the chaos involved. Renovations are very expensive and can be riddled with many hidden problems, some of which cannot be fixed.

The Ferntree Homes goal is to provide you with a one of a kind home in the Sutherland Shire, reflected in our motto “your custom design specialist” – which is so important for a knock down rebuild project. As a custom builder, we provide you with the choice to create a unique design suited to your style, budget, and block of land.

What’s involved in the knock down rebuild process?

1. Initial Site Assessment

Sydney knock down rebuilds have a unique set of challenges. They’re worlds different from selling and buying an existing home in Sydney, and professional assistance is invaluable during this time. Ferntree Homes has experienced it all before, so any challenges that arise through the process will be solved quickly. Building a new home through the knock down rebuild method in the Sutherland Shire doesn’t have to be a stressful process; in fact, it should be fun!

Once you’ve made the decision to knock down and rebuild in the Sutherland Shire, a Ferntree Homes representative will complete a thorough and detailed initial site assessment of your chosen building site. We evaluate the soil, the structure and the foundations of the land in this initial assessment, making sure that all three components of the site are suitable for your specific type of build in Sydney. We use a thorough testing method, so we can accurately understand the foundations and assess any risks involved.

2. Initial Planning Meeting

Ferntree Homes simply wants to get to know you at the beginning of a Sutherland Shire knock down rebuild project. This is a very important step in the rebuilding process; after all, this is your build, so it’s essential that you get what you want, and we’ll do our best to reach those goals. The ultimate way to discover what you’re looking for in your dream Sydney home is to get to know you, one on one, where we can discover the necessities. We will also discuss the findings from the initial assessment, so you can understand what we know about the land and address any issues we can see.

Building a home in the is such a personal, individual process, and we love embracing this. Before we meet you, we suggest you collate any information or inspiration for your Sutherland Shire home, whether it be imagery, swatches or plans, and have this on hand ready for the meeting.

3. Initial Building Works

This step is always one of the most exciting stages of a Sydney knock down rebuild because it’s when you can start seeing your dream plans become a reality. The initial Sutherland Shire building can begin in the form of site preparations, and the building team will be on-site to commence this. As these site preparations are completed, the final plan is sent to the council for their approval, and for the approval of the building permits. We’re especially observant of these approvals, so you can be assured your Sutherland Shire home is built in the right way.

4. Council Approval

What many building planners won’t discuss with you is the meticulous yet essential council approval process. This is one of the most crucial steps in which we guide you through smoothly. Without council approval for your Sutherland Shire home, we cannot proceed on the build, so it’s essential both you and the council are satisfied before building commences.

There are a few steps to gain council approval; once you and our consultant reach an initial plan, it’s then submitted to the council for their inspection and assessment of the Sydney build. Each council has its process of approval, as well as the time length they spend on completing it, so we can’t always predict a waiting time on their assessment. Sometimes during this process, the council will request to further inspect the property or even request detailed changes. We will work with you and guide you to adjust and implement their changes so your vision isn’t compromised, and so the council remains satisfied.


5. Final Approval and Knock Down Rebuild Prices

Council will come back with their final approval for your Sydney knock down rebuild, which could include more changes. The good news is once that comes back, we can compile the knock down rebuild cost, present you with a completed amount, so you’ll know exactly what the end price will be. The worst part about building a home in the Sutherland Shire is the hidden costs that spring up out of nowhere, impacting your budget and hopes of moving into your Sydney home. We try to settle on the final number as quickly as possible, so you can enjoy the process and get into your new Sydney home quicker.

Every Sutherland Shire knock down rebuild price is different for everyone based on the size of the land, specifics of the build and the overall requirements. Ferntree Homes believes in tailoring the price to your needs, so we can’t always offer a definitive rebuild price until this stage of the process.

6. Moving In

Your Sutherland Shire home will finally begin taking shape, and all of your plans and dreams will be coming true. We love this part of the build, because hopes turn into reality and Sutherland Shire knock down rebuild homes really start to take shape.

We know you’re getting very anxious at this point to know about your Sutherland Shire home’s progress, and Ferntree Homes doesn’t like keeping you out of the loop. We provide you with regular and consistent updates on the build, indicating what aspects of the build have been completed, and what is still to come. We offer you the best time frame indications possible, which helps you stay in the loop on your move-in date.

The most important update we give you during the build is when you can move into your Sutherland Shire home. We do our best to give you an accurate indication of the move-in day, and when we are closer to completion, we will give you a confirmed date of move in. Knowing this date will allow you to start organising movers and getting the champagne ready!


Why Knock Down Rebuild?

Going for a knock-down rebuild provides a number of advantages to homeowners. It doesn’t matter if you have an old home or are buying a property to knock-down and rebuild. These pros include the following:

1. You’ll have a brand new home that’s built to your specifications

A major advantage of a knock-down rebuild is that it gives you the opportunity to customise your property, so it’s built to suit your unique lifestyle, budget and block of land. With Ferntree Homes and our knock down rebuild service, there’s no need for you to sell your old home, move to a new neighbourhood and go through a period of adjustment. If it’s your first home, a knock-down rebuild means you can have the exact home you want built in the neighbourhood of your choice.

2. You can save time and money

If you live in an older home, you may need to spend a lot on renovation expenses to get the home looking the way you want it. You’ll also need to dedicate a lot of time and effort into researching how the renovation needs to be done. You need to find similar materials to what the existing property has, which may not be easily accessible or available for your renovation project. As a result, the costs of renovation can easily overtake what you would need to spend on a knock-down rebuild. Therefore, it makes much more sense to do a knock-down rebuild in Sydney.

3. You’ll end up owning a home that’s safe and built to standards

Having an older house can mean living in a structurally unsafe building. Common safety concerns in older homes include the use of lead paint and plumbing, polybutylene pipes, asbestos, faulty wiring, balloon framing, radon, carbon monoxide, VOCs, mould and mildew, and pests. You can remove all of these safety concerns with a knock-down rebuild by the Sydney home builders at Ferntree Homes, as all new buildings are required to adhere to building codes, regulations and standards.

4. You can stay in your neighbourhood

Why many people choose to do a knock down rebuild over moving homes is because they love their location. Most people can’t bare the thought of leaving their beautiful neighbourhood for a better home, so they choose to do a knock down rebuild instead. Do you love your vibrant street and amazing neighbours but hate how your old home is impacting your growing family? Well, a knock down rebuild may be just for you! You can have your cake and eat it too!


Why choose Ferntree Homes for your Knock Down Rebuild?

Ferntree Homes has been completing all kinds of knock down rebuild projects for over 25 years – we’ve seen it all. So if you’re looking for reliable, experienced, efficient, friendly and quality knock down rebuild specialists in the Sutherland Shire, simply call Ferntree Homes now!