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Knockdown Rebuild in Melbourne

Knockdown and Rebuild with Berken Homes.
We’ve been building homes in Melbourne for over 20+ years.

Outgrown Your Old Home?

Here’s a few reasons why you should consider your knockdown rebuild in Melbourne with us.

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We Design Your Dream Home Your Way

Why settle for someone else’s choices when you can select your own cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring? You be the architect! While you’re at it, you can choose gorgeous bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and other options that you love. Your newly built home will reflect your style, not someone else’s taste.

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We Help You Create A Floor Plan Your Way

Want a master bedroom on the first floor? It’s yours. With massive his and hers walk-in closets? Done! Want high ceilings and a luxurious, resort-style master bath? Perhaps you’d like a sitting room with a fireplace in your owner’s suite or French doors that open to your private patio or the pool? It’s easy when you build your master suite your way. 

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We Maximise Energy And Cost Savings

Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just five years ago. Why settle for drafty, energy-wasting, single-pane windows in a used home? All our new homes offer double or even triple-pane windows. Special window coatings and inert gases between the layers of glass are often available, saving you even more energy and money in both heating and cooling season.

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We Maximise Comfort And Indoor Air Quality

New homes built nowadays meet stringent energy standards and codes that weren’t in place in the past. They combine high-performance energy efficiency with state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration. The result is year-round, draft-free comfort and higher indoor air quality. 

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We Implement Advanced Technology and Design

It’s possible to replace all of the single-pane windows in a resale home with today’s high-performance windows. It’s also possible to add insulation to a used home. However, it’s very expensive to replace dated appliances, cabinets and countertops in a used home — and you still won’t have the high ceilings you dream of on the first floor of an older two-story home. All are reasons to build your new home your way, to reflect the way you live today. 

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We Build For Low Maintenance

Today’s new homes we build have open floor plans and high ceilings that reflect the way we live today. They’re also made of cutting-edge building products that require less care and maintenance. Another plus? The latest building systems and components are designed and engineered to work together. 

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We Build For Safety

State-of-the-art circuit breakers. Electric garage door openers with infrared beams that stop if a tricycle or child is too near. High-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners that use the latest environmentally-friendly coolants. Cabinets, carpets and paints that use fewer volatile organic compounds, so that you and your family can breathe easier. The list goes on and on.

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All New, Under Warranty

A used home likely has tired products that may soon need replacing. Your new home — and the products that comprise it — are brand-new and under warranty. What’s the cost to replace a roof, appliances, countertops or a water heater on a used home? Those components of your new home feature the latest designs and building materials and should offer you years of comfort and enjoyment before needing replacement. 

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That New Home Feel

A used home was someone else’s dream, not yours. It reflects their choices and family memories. You may learn to love avocado-green appliances (and you may be willing to scrub stained countertops or grease-encrusted ovens and cooktops) but more and more people prefer that never lived-in feel. 

After all, when was the last time you went to a department store and selected used clothes? Or visited a car dealer and paid more for a used car than a new car?

New homes offer the latest designs, style, comfort and quality. They provide a care-free lifestyle so that you can enjoy your home, not work on it. Start by contacting a friendly Berken Homes representative. You’ll be glad you did.

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Knockdown and Rebuild Your Dream in Melbourne

By knocking down and rebuilding a new home or adding another dwelling on your allotment it give you the chance to build the home of your dreams. Avoiding large costs because the sale of the second home will in most cases pay for your new one.
Unleash the equity in your home with a knockdown rebuild!

If you are ticking most of the boxes below you could be the perfect candidate for a knockdown rebuild. Many older homes bought 25 to 30 years ago have been paid off by their owners and are situated on large allotment over 680 m2.

Same street new house

Decades may have passed, and the property you’ve been calling home for a long time may no longer be as functional as it used to be. Its structural integrity may have degraded and the design will more than likely be out of date. Maintenance is usually high, it can be the wrong size for your needs. If you are looking at staying in the same area but wanting a different home, then you are a perfect candidate for a knockdown rebuild in Melbourne.

Build two get one free

Knockdown and rebuild developments are all about letting you live in a tailored home without the need to move into a new location. Berken Homes are able to build you a single new home or maybe several new homes on the same lot, enabling you to keep one for yourself and rent out or sell the others. By knocking down and rebuilding a new home then adding another dwelling to your allotment you get the home you want, without the costs because the sale of the second home will in most cases pay for your new one.

An affordable knockdown rebuild is not only a great project that allows you to have your dream house built on the same lot, but it helps you save significant amounts of money.

If you’re looking for a knockdown rebuild in Melbourne, Berken Homes is the perfect company to assist you through the process. With more than 20 years building experience, building hundreds of homes and our vast expertise and background in knock down and rebuild projects, you can rest assured that we will optimise your build.

The great advantages of going for a knockdown rebuild in Melbourne include:

Brand new home on the same address
No maintenance
New home warranties
Less garden to maintain
Councils are in most cases in favor due to increased rates without having to spend any extra funding on infrastructure
Better utilisation of land
More energy efficient home
Increases the value of your area
Councils are in most cases in favor due to increased rates without having to spend any extra funding on infrastructure

The numbers explain why this is a cost-effective option:

Knockdown rebuild your old home: only $13,500
Build two new houses $540,000
Sell one of the homes for $553,500 and the basic costs of a knock down rebuild are all covered

Entrust your new home building project in the hands of true experts in knock down rebuild homes. Knock down rebuild is definitely the smarter way to live for inner suburban Melbourne home owners

Are situated on large allotment over 680 M/2. Possibly a corner block with two street frontages. Homes that are 30 years plus are getting old in style. Maintenance of your home of this age is usually high. The home is probably to large for your current needs. If you are looking at staying in the same area and wanting a more tailored home that is what a knock down rebuild is all about.

Berken Homes are able to build you a single new home or maybe several new homes on the same lot, enabling you to keep one for yourself and rent out or sell the others.

What you need to consider

There are many factors to consider when looking at a knockdown rebuild we have listed some below for your reference.

What makes a good knockdown rebuild?

Many homes built in the pre 70s are significantly smaller than the modern family home of today, making them undesirable to many purchases without major renovation.
Major renovations are in most cases more expensive than a knockdown rebuild and you still have many sections of the old home which in time will still require more maintenance than the new.

How to find a perfect knockdown rebuild home

These homes are mostly located in the inner suburbs of Melbourne where available vacant land is virtually impossible to find making them a perfect candidate for a knockdown rebuild. Try to buy a home situated on a flat piece of land for ease of build and it will help keep your site costs down due to less excavation.

Worst home in the best Street is a common phrase used by knockdown rebuild thinkers, basically a good location and a house worth very little.

Location

Schools, shops, transport, public amenity, parks, sporting grounds, clubs, etc.

Local demographic
Design is critical, always design for your market.
Young ones need space to play.
Research what is selling in the area?
In some cases single level homes can sell better than a double story.
No point building a large pair of homes in a small home Street.
Look around the neighborhood and see what is being built which can be a good indicator to style and size of the new homes.
Something to also remember if you have knockdown rebuilds happening in your area it will ease the planning process.
Councils are generally very receptive to knockdown rebuilds due to the value added to the area and better usage of land within there municipal boundaries.
Marketing

Selling the new homes is an interesting topic with numerous options.

Selling off the plan?

Choose to sell off the plan meaning the property is sold prior to construction this is a safe option but sometimes will not provide the best price. People buying off the plan do not get to walk through the finished product, so an amount of trust is needed that the finishes are too the purchases standard. Also the purchaser will need to have an understanding of plans in regards to the functionality of the home.

Selling the new homes on completion is the way of usually attaining a higher price simply because the buyers can see the finishes and visualize the functionality of the new home.

Some sellers choose to have an each way bet and sell one of the new homes off the plan and the other at the completion of construction.

Agent or no agent?

Then there is the argument agent or no agent with most agents charging around 2.3% of the new home cost this is a significant amount of monies when multiplied over the two new homes.

If your new homes combined are around $1,200,000 your agent fees could be over $27,600 plus advertising costs.

To find out more about knockdown rebuilding your own home contact us today on 1300 616 377.

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Why pick us for your knockdown rebuild?

It’s a no brainer.

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We lower costs

It’s generally cheaper (per square metre) to build a new home than to extend or renovate your old home. Melbourne are experiencing shortages of residential land in inner-city suburbs. Knocking down and rebuilding is a growing trend that is saving families money. With a knockdown rebuild project you get a fresh, modern, energy-efficient home for less than the cost of a renovation project.

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We lower risk

A knockdown rebuild is less risky than renovating. Renovations are known for running over time and over budget. The biggest problem is that you never know what you’re going to uncover when you pull up the floorboards! This ‘unknown’ factor means that your renovation is more likely to take longer and run into unforeseen construction challenges resulting in ‘hidden’ costs that exceed budget.

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We insure limited disruption to your lifestyle

Choosing to knock down and rebuild means that there is minimal disruption to your family and their routine. No need to move schools or re-establish in a new neighbourhood. You stay in the location you’ve grown to love close to your family, friends and amenities.

We provide high-quality results every time

A renovation often means working around existing structures and having to make compromises. New homes are designed with today’s family lifestyle in mind: including features such as zoned family living areas and alfresco dining areas – all showcasing the most contemporary trends in design and construction.

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We make sure your new home is energy efficient

All Berken Homes meet the Victorian Government 6 star energy rating requirements. If sustainability is important to you and you want to save money on your energy and water bills, then we can work with you to achieve an even higher energy efficiency rating or simply make your home more efficient.

Learn about the process
An easy-to-follow, knockdown rebuild process you’ll love.

The Berken Homes Difference.

Experience, professionalism and responsibility. These are the top three characteristics you want in a home builder.

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Help is always close at hand

Our dedicated team of home builders have extensive experience in the Melbourne marketplace.

Listening to your every requirement, our team takes great pride in delivering an exceptional standard of service that is individually tailored to meet your unique requirements.

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Excellence, inside and out

We’re always seeking new ways to improve our building process, the team at Berken Homes employ innovative and sustainable construction methods that provide you with both value-for-money and flexibility, whilst minimising our impact on the environment.

By undertaking the majority of construction directly on site, we ensure that your new home is built to its strictest specifications.

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We provide peace of mind

It is no secret that many homes feature a high degree of unwanted noise. Unlike many of our competitors, we provide you with peace of mind as our concrete flooring construction method delivers superior sound insulation.

What’s more, with faster construction times, and a range of stylish colours and finishes available, our system will ensure that your new home will be a true reflection of your personality – and will stand the test of time for years to come.

Here’s Some Completed Knockdown Rebuild Projects.

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Some common knockdown rebuild questions we get asked.

  • Please contact us by filling out the form or call 1800 616 377 to speak to one of our dedicated knockdown rebuild consultants. We’ll guide you from there.
  • As the owner of your property demolition is your responsibility. However our KDR team will guide you through the complete process.
  • The Berken Homes knockdown rebuild team will help you estimate total costs for your knockdown rebuild project. Please contact us or call 1800 616 377 to speak to one of our consultants for more information.

  • Possibly the biggest question in your mind is when will I be able to move into my new home? We guarantee your new home completion date regardless of the changes made to it. The date we tell you your new home will be ready is the date you can move in.
  • Berken Homes are built in premier locations across Melbourne’s north, south east, west and also Geelong.
  • To start the process we need the following:

    • An accurate and full copy of your Contract of Sale of Land including your Land Title document.

  • Just contact us and we will guide you through every single step and stage of the process. We’ll tell you exactly what you need, where to get it and how it’ll be done. We’ll go through all the timelines and expectations together. It’s what we’re best at.

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