It can be a tough call to sell your house, especially when you must leave a suburb you have lived in for many years, with all those familiar places and conveniently located amenities! Growing families facing this dilemma are often opting to stay put, and demolish and rebuild a brand-new luxury home that reflects their lifestyle.
You may even have bought an old home in an area that you have longed to live in, close to schools or the beach.
We can help you maximise your investment. Design & Construct Residential can advise and assist you with the complete process of demolishing and building your new home.
We will work with you to design and build something unique, custom designed for your family, while maximising the best outcome of the site and your budget.
DEMOLISH + REBUILD = MAKES SENSE
We are here to assist you, every step of the way, taking the stress out of demolishing and building and ensuring it is a hassle-free journey for you.
WHAT’S THE PROCESS?
Securing a quote:
We work with Perth’s most reliable and ethical demolishing companies to ensure you have a clean clear site ready for the construction of your new home.
We recommend that you allow up to eight weeks for council approvals, arranging disconnection of services and rat baiting. Once you have the all clear to demolish the house and clear the block this can take up to two weeks.
An Application will be lodged with Council on your behalf to ensure everything is in order and has been complied with, insurances, footpath deposits and other requirements. Once approved, services can be disconnected and the demolition can go ahead.
Don’t forget to give some consideration to your neighbours. A friendly chat to advise them in advance of your intentions is very helpful. There could be claims for any collateral damage to their property during the demolition period.
A Dilapidation Report might be wise insurance. We can advise you on this.
This can depend on the size of the house and the extent of the vegetation such as trees on the site. Costs start from around $15,000 to the upper scale of $25,000. The demolisher will factor in what he can salvage and credit / offset against the cost of demolishing. More importantly, he will have to assess how easily the site can be accessed.
WHAT CAN WE RETAIN?
You might want to give your house some period charm and salvage something special from the old house. Recycling bricks for paving can make economic sense. Perhaps you want to keep those unique floorboards for that special room. Be clear about this in your contract. Mark up any trees, sheds or anything else you want to retain with visible tape.
Keep in mind that excavators are very large and unyielding when it comes to retaining small trees. An exclusion zone will be put in place around a tree to protect it from any demolishing activity.
We are often asked if an existing pool or large tree can be retained, and this is where experienced advice is required. We have even designed homes around an existing pool to highlight that special feature.
HOW CAN WE ASSIST?
Get in touch today and talk to a member of our team about how we can help demolish and build a home that the whole family is just going to love. Let us assess your situation for you and give you the best advice for your individual requirements.
Simply phone Design & Construct. We would be delighted to give you obligation free advice on how to best achieve your goals.