Bring some MORE new to your neighbourhood
So you love where you live. You’re on a good block, you’ve got nice neighbours and the barista down the road has finally remembered your coffee order. But, your home needs some serious work.
Knocking down your existing home and building a brand new MOJO home gives you a great alternative to renovating or packing up and moving somewhere else.
While it may sound pretty extreme to knock down and rebuild, the cost of building a new MOJO home is often surprisingly lower than renovating or moving. Think about it. No hidden or unexpected renovating costs. No stamp duty and no realestate fees. And at the end of the day, you’ll get the dream home you’ve always wanted in the location you’ve always loved. Knock down & rebuild with MOJO Homes!
New Home Designs Perfect for Knock Down Rebuild
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Top 5 Reasons to Knockdown Rebuild
Knock Down Rebuild reason 1: Renovations can cost serious cash… and time
Renovating can seem like a fun and budget friendly way to transform your home but the reality can be a far cry from the image portrayed by reality TV and Instagram reno accounts.
One of the biggest risks people encounter while renovating is unexpected costs. This can be in the form of uncovering additional structural work needed, removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos, and the cost to get rid of waste.
Not to mention, the timeline in a major renovation project can very easily snowball, particularly when you’re undertaking a large part of the renovation yourself. We all know how busy life can get and when juggling work, family and a reno, it’s not uncommon to delay work on the home when other life admin gets in the way. Knockdown rebuild provides more certainty.
Knock Down Rebuild reason 2: Location!
So you’ve decided you want to build new rather than renovating, but you don’t want to move away from the neighbourhood you love? A knock down rebuild gives you the opportunity to stay in the area you love, close to work, school and all your favourite places to eat and drink.
Likewise, if there is an area you’ve always wanted to live in but haven’t been able to secure a home that meets your needs, a knock down rebuild could be just the way to make a move into your dream neighbourhood.
Knock Down Rebuild reason 3: Sustainability
One of the lesser considered but incredibly valuable benefits of a knock down rebuild is the opportunity to make your home more sustainable.
A knock down rebuild allows you to achieve the optimal orientation for your home, helping to keep it warm in winter and cool in summer. A lot of older homes also don’t include things such as insulation, water tanks and modern, energy-efficient electrical fittings, that can reduce your impact on the environment AND save you big dollars at bill time.
Knock Down Rebuild reason 4: Have peace of mind with full warranties
A brand new home will come with a series of warranties that can give you peace of mind you won’t be reaching into your pocket again a few years down the track.
Every MOJO Home comes with a 25 year structural guarantee* meaning you can have confidence the bones of your home are built to last.
Knock Down Rebuild reason 5: No need to compromise
While you can sometimes find an existing home that ticks MOST of your boxes and a renovation gives you the opportunity to get your home to a design that’s closer to what you want. A new build is really the only option where you don’t have to compromise on exactly what you want. While there are of course still site specific considerations, a new build provides the perfect blank canvas to ensure your floorplan and finishing’s are uniquely suited to your own personal needs and style.
Knock down Rebuild FAQs
MOJO won’t complete the demolition of an existing home. We highly recommend you engage and reputable and experienced contractor to conduct your demolition.
The most important thing is ensuring the contractor is appropriately licensed and qualified to complete the works. You should ensure they have a demolition plan, demolition licence and demolition supervisor license. As well as ensuring a qualified professional has inspected your home for asbestos.
Some questions you can ask the demolition companies are:
Have you done any demolitions in this area? If so, can I speak with those customers?
Within the demolition price are you removing all the footings and underground services, including storm water, gas, electrical?
My builder requires a clearance certificate – can you provide this?
If we’re required to import fill, we will need a VENM or ENM certificate - can you provide this?
We also recommend you speak to the Department of Fair Trading to see if they’re a reputable demolition contractor as every demolition must be registered with the Department of Fair Trading.
When you decide to do a knock down rebuild with MOJO we’ll be there with you throughout the entire process, giving you advice and access to our complete range of resources. Find out more here about the resources we can offer you and start your knock down rebuild journey today.
The average demolition can cost anywhere between $30,000 and $40,000 but this can vary depending on your unique site conditions.
Yes! Our MyChoice Home Loans team are construction loan specialists and can talk you through financing both your demolition and build. For more information, visit: mojohomes.com.au/mychoice-home-loans
In general the pre-construction process can take around 12 months, while construction can take on average 30 weeks. Again, this can vary based on any number of factors that are unique to your build, but it is important to factor in your pre-construction period to your overall build time.
Renovating can often actually end up more expensive per square metre than building a new home. It can also throw up a load of surprise costs, particularly if structural changes are needed.
A new home offers a blank canvas for both your inclusions AND floorplan, meaning you can be sure your home will suit your needs for many years to come.
The purpose of the initial quote is to identify compliance and determine the best planning pathway (local council or CDC). It helps identify or confirm that your preferred design is suitable for your block of land, and gives a great expectation on the overall cost to construct your new home.
You will need permission for both the demolition of your existing home and construction of your new home, this can be done via local council or CDC. Once you have received your demolition approval, MOJO will then submit your construction approval.
The time it takes to complete a knock down rebuild project can vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The size of the build: A larger build will obviously take longer to complete than a smaller one.
- Local planning approval: The time it takes to obtain planning approval can vary depending on the local council and the complexity of the project.
- Council permits: In addition to planning approval, you may also need to obtain other permits, such as a building permit or a demolition permit.
- Soil conditions and site conditions: The condition of the soil and the site itself can also impact the time it takes to complete the project. For example, if the soil is unstable or there are large rocks on the site, it will take longer to prepare the site for construction.
- Tree removal: If there are any trees on the site that need to be removed, this can add to the overall project time.
- Demolition and site preparation: Demolition and site preparation can also add to the overall project time. This includes disconnecting and removing any existing services, such as water, gas, and electricity.
- Weather and supply chain impacts: Weather conditions and supply chain disruptions can also impact the time it takes to complete the project. For example, if there is a prolonged period of wet weather, construction may be delayed. Similarly, if there are supply chain disruptions, it may be difficult to obtain the necessary materials, which can also delay construction.
In general the knock down rebuild pre-construction process can take around 12 months, while construction can take on average 30 weeks. However, it is important to note that this is just an estimate and the actual time it takes to complete your project may vary. Visit a display and talk to a specialist to begin planning for your particular requirements.
Where We Knock down Rebuild
Review our building area maps to see if we build knock down rebuild projects in your area.
STRUCTURAL GUARANTEE FOR YOUR KNOCK DOWN REBUILD
A brand new home will come with a series of warranties that can give you peace of mind, so you won’t be reaching into your pocket again a few years down the track. At MOJO our team is passionate about creating a beautiful home for your knock down rebuild that is built to last, that's why we offer a 25-year structural guarantee*. The great thing is, this means that the foundation systems, structural timbers and steel in the wall or roof framing are all covered for 25 years on any MOJO Home. PLUS this guarantee is transferrable if you sell your home within 25 years.
Visit a Display Home
Want to know more about knock down rebuild? A MOJO Homes consultant can advise and guide you through every step. Visit our stunning display homes in locations across Sydney, North West Sydney, South West Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and the South Coast today to find the perfect home for your knock down rebuild project!
Find your dream home for Knock Down Rebuild
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You can research your the best home for your knockdown rebuild without having to travel to one of our many display home villages, our 3D virtual display home tours can transport you there in an instant!
Showcasing all of our display homes and our most popular designs, discover the unique house styles, inspiring styling and furnishings in our new home builds and house floor plans of our 2 storey houses and single storey houses today.
*Advertised price is based on Dusk 14 with modern facade, May 2023 pricelist. Regional pricing applies, speak to a New Home Consultant for more information.