Will I have access to an Interior Designer when selecting my interior finishes?
During your appointment you will be guided through the selection-making process by a qualified Interior Designer. Nostra’s Interior Designer has all of the latest in design, colours and materials at their fingertips, ensuring the finishes of your new home best reflect your personal style.
Are there any additional fees for Knockdown Rebuild?
Post the demolition of your home, you will also be required to arrange the installation of a new electricity pit (if your current electricity connection is via overhead powerlines). The costing is approximately $10k and from initial quote to installation can take up to 3 months. The Nostra knockdown rebuild team will help you estimate total costs for your knockdown rebuild project. Please contact us to speak to one of our consultants for more information.
What is the Knockdown Rebuild process?
You can view our detail step by step guide in our KDR Guide, downloadable on this page. At a glance there are 10 steps in the Nostra KDR process, they are as follows:
2. Site Appraisal
3. Design / Solution
4. Start your project
5. Tender and Design
6. Colour Selection
7. Contract Signing
8. Approval and Permits
Do I have to organise my own demolition?
You will be required to arrange for the house to be demolished and for the site to be left clear and ready for construction to commence. After demolition is complete you will need to maintain the block so that it is clear and ready for construction. If there is fill required there may be a requirement for extra site works to secure foundations.
Do you pay stamp duty on a Knockdown Rebuild?
No Agent Fees and Stamp Duty. We organise approvals and permits for your new home (excluding town planning) ensuring a seamless and supportive process.
Can I make structural changes?
We offer our clients a personalised service so that your build journey is tailored specifically to you and your lifestyle. Our team will closely work with you to ensure that your plan is built for your way of living. Structural changes and custom requests are permitted before your Tender solution is finalised.
How long does a Knockdown Rebuild take?
Approximately 18-24 months. Although, there are a number of factors that can impact this time frame. Some factors which can affect the duration of your project could include: Design and size of your home, weather conditions, design changes, financial delays, land or soil issues. While some holdups are impossible to foresee and control, picking a trustworthy builder with experience goes a long way.
What's the cost to knockdown a home?
The cost to knockdown an existing home can vary due to the type of dwelling, existing foundations, and slope or size of the land. Generally costing will start at approximately $15,000 and work up from here. We recommend obtaining at least three quotes for comparison.
Is Knockdown Rebuild suitable for me
When your house has seen better days, or doesn't suit your lifestyle anymore, you have three options: either sell and move, renovate, or knockdown and rebuild a new home. Knockdown Rebuild allows you to avoid the hassle of moving homes, or renting/living on site during expensive renovations. When you knock down and rebuild you demolish your old house and replace it with a new, contemporary and energy-efficient home. You tailor it to work for the way you want to live, a house fit for your lifestyle and tastes.