Great location but rundown house? We can knockdown and rebuild!

Publish Date: December 8 2021 by Shane McMah, Stroud Homes Bay of Plenty

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Great location but rundown house?
We can knockdown and rebuild!

Knockdown Rebuild Solution

The current New Zealand housing market has seen a significant rise in section cost and less sections being advertised or available due to the limited release of sub-divisions.

This means that many of New Zealand’s landowners have been able to take their sections to the market and auction these off to the highest possible price.

The scarcity of new sections and the inflated price of land has made it near impossible to find a great location and a great home all in the one package.

But there is one solution…

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Knockdown Rebuilds

Knockdown rebuilds are an option that is not highly discussed amongst property owners. Some think it equates to more work or is harder to deal with.

However, with the right team behind you, like the Stroud Homes Bay of Plenty team, it can be quite simple and worry free.

In some cases it’s even cheaper than a large-scale renovation, AND you get the pleasure of moving into a brand-new property.

If you are struggling to find land, we can even help you find that rundown house for your project.


The alternative to buying land only

There is an alternate option to purchasing land to build your dream Stroud home on, and this is buying an existing property with the view to remove or demolish and start from scratch.

There are several positive outcomes from doing this:

  • You can sell the existing house and recoup some cost.
  • Buy the worst house in the best street.
  • Often larger section sizes have older homes on them allowing you to potentially subdivide and sell off part of the section to make a profit, or even build a duplex or terrace housing as an investment.
  • We take care of the whole process for you from house removal to the construction of your new Stroud home.
  • You have a wider variety of location options to purchase in.
  • It could even be your existing home that is tired and run down but you love the area and don’t want to move, this can be a more cost-effective option.

Cost of Renovating

The certainty of a newly constructed home alleviates the potential for cost blow-outs that renovations can present sometimes:

  • Renovating limits your flexibility to adopt modern construction methods and spaces to add value to your life.
  • Renovations can cost anywhere from $1500 to $3000 per m2, in fact often twice the cost of a new home.
  • Many old homes weren’t built and positioned to maximise the good sun, natural cooling and heating and the views and the breezes. We can work with you to acquire these ideal conditions.
  • Incorporate the latest building technologies and standard inclusions in your home. Such as energy, fixtures and other space saving efficiencies.
  • A knockdown rebuild provides a blank canvas for a new home design, new spaces, bedrooms and the ability to grow into the home for many years.
  • We can incorporate a shed or a pool in the backyard as well. Or even a detached granny flat for when guests arrive.
  • Difficult sections are our speciality and on sloping sites we can design to suit the land.
  • We take everything into account and provide the solution to enhance one’s castle and the way you want to maximise your home life.

We can design a home to suit your lifestyle and homesite that fits the budget too. We do all the work for you and can even look at rental assistance while we build.


Chat to us about your new home

Call in to see the team today at our local Display office, and discuss options to knockdown and rebuild your current home or the possibility of purchasing an existing home to remove.

Call 027 226 9998 or jump online and send an enquiry or reach us on facebook!

We are your trusted Bay of Plenty home builder and would relish the opportunity to build your home.

Your Sales Consultant
Shane McMah
Shane McMah

Talk to us about a knockdown rebuild for your new home