Live larger – without moving, with a Knock Down Rebuild from Worthington Homes. We have over 50 years of experience and our dedicated team really do take out the stress and manage the whole process. Plus it’s more affordable than you may think.
Continue living in the neighbourhood you love, while enjoying the benefits of building a brand new home. Since you already own and occupy your block of land, the possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to a knock down rebuild.
You can effectively build a ‘designer house’ that is specifically designed and constructed to what you have in mind. Choosing your house layout, the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and car spaces within, as well as adding walk-in pantries and extra living spaces are just a few ways you can design a knock down rebuild house.
As knock down rebuild home builders, we can help you find a floor plan, specify a façade, pick out suitable materials and build to your exact requirements. We have a diverse range of home designs to choose from or you can come to us with a rough sketch of your house plan where we can draft up a new design.
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“We have absolutely no regrets in choosing Worthington Homes to build our home. Liam is a pleasure to deal with and demonstrated great integrity and honesty.
He was always on hand to offer advice and help us navigate our way through the process of our custom knockdown rebuild project and very accommodating to the changes we made along the way.
Liam managed to bring our home in on time and within budget as he had promised us from the very beginning. We would gladly recommend anyone wishing to build to do so Worthington Homes.”
Evan and Deanna Brown - KDR, Baulkham Hills
A knockdown rebuild is a straightforward process that may seem daunting at first. That’s why we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Set your budget
Your knockdown rebuild kicks off by having a chat with your bank to determine your borrowing capacity and building budget. Be sure to factor in demolition costs and site works.
At this early stage, we can offer an approximate base price for a house design, which excludes site and demolition costs. You will get a fixed price during the tender phase.
Select your design
After looking through your site plans and contour survey, we get a clearer view of what you can build on your block. While you might have an idea in mind of what you want in a house, much of your options are based on land dimensions and council requirements.
Start by browsing our extensive range of home designs. If you see a floor plan you like but want to customise the layout by adding additional living spaces and garages or increasing bedroom sizes, talk to us about your options.
It’s time to assess your land. During this phase, your block will undergo soil testing, site classification and bore hole testing. At this stage we will start preparing architectural plans, a landscape design plan and structural engineering plans.
To help you determine the exact cost of your build, we will provide a site plan, contour survey and fixed price tender. A non-refundable preliminary fee is paid for this service, which is later deducted from the final contract price.
Internal and external selections
Once your contract is signed, you can start picking out your internal/external selections and colours. Our Value Plus and Lifestyle inclusions include a wide range of high-quality selections or you can choose custom finishes.
Once you have picked out your materials, we prepare and lodge documents to local council for approval. This will include BASIX, Council DA and other statutory requirements. Pending council approvement, we can move ono the next stage.
At this stage, we will submit a DA/CDC documentation while managing the review and approval process. HIA building contracts are prepared and Sydney Water is engaged during this stage. The Client will pay for council fees, a long service levy and any contributions to council if applicable. Any demolition and tree removal services are also managed during this phase.
Contracts are exchanged
After you’ve approved the tender, a tender acceptance fee is paid for your house plans. We then draft detailed architectural drawings, discuss the soil survey and site reports to determine how your house will sit on your block. Any structural changes are to be made at this stage to avoid additional costs incurred beyond this stage.
Once written approval is granted by your bank, we can commence construction. We finalise all construction and engineering plans before starting building. From this point, you make progress payments as per the construction schedule.
You’ll also receive communication from your Site Manager about building progress, so you can be up-to-date with what’s happening and plan your move-in date.
Completion and handover
The final stage involves walking through your new home for a personal inspection, followed by handover of the keys, moving in and a 13 week settling in period.
We are only a phone call away and encourage you to talk to us if you have any concerns or questions throughout any stage of the build – even after you’ve moved in.
Take a look at our knockdown rebuild project in Baulkham Hills
From a drawing to a dream home
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What can you expect from a knock down rebuild home builder?
If you’re searching for a reliable and trustworthy knock down rebuild home builder in Sydney, we’re glad you found us.
Finding a knock down rebuild home builder in Sydney that has plenty of experience can certainly be the difference between a positive or stressful time for you.
Where we set ourselves apart from other knock down rebuild home builders is in our upfront pricing, quality workmanship and open client communication.
We are known for our commitment to delivering a happy and positive client experience throughout your entire knock down rebuild project, from start to finish.
Ask how Worthington Homes can get help you get started on your knock down rebuild, so you’re sooner enjoying your bigger and better new home.
Why knock down rebuild with Worthington?
Our knowledge of knock down rebuilds is extensive.
For a knock down rebuild home builder, a wealth of experience is critical to ensure the pre-construction work is undertaken properly, well before the slab is laid.
From local council requirements and development application (DA) to geotechnical site inspections, engineering reports, architectural design plans, contour surveys and BASIX – we can cover it all.
We ensure all steps of the build are diligently completed and in line with government regulations. What’s more, we follow a timely and efficient step-by-step process so there is minimal delay in getting your knockdown rebuild going.
Backed by over 50 years of experience in residential construction, we are confident in our knowledge and expertise as a reputable knock down rebuild home builder in Sydney.
With you every step of the way
At Worthington Homes, we want your biggest investment to be a happy and positive experience. Plus, we build beautiful new homes that make a lasting impression.
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