Knock Down Rebuild with Stroud Homes NZ

Have You Considered a Knock Down Rebuild?

Renovation or moving are not the only options.



Your Knock Down Rebuild Specialist

Love your neighbourhood and your long-time neighbours? Don’t want to move but sick and tired of your outdated home? Can’t stand to think of doing a costly and adversely impactful renovation to your existing dwelling?

Renovating your home is not the only answer and is sometimes a more stressful and costly option. Why not consider a knockdown rebuild? Imagine a brand-new home in place of the old home you live in now – but so much better!

We assist you in choosing from our award-winning house plans specifically designed for your homesite. You’ll enjoy brand new state-of-the-art inclusions and all backed by the builder’s warranties.

The 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.
  • Per square metre, renovations can often weigh in at 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 materials in your home. Such as energy, fixtures and other space-saving efficiencies.
  • A knockdown and 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 blocks are our speciality and sloping sites we can design to suit the land.
  • We take everything into account and provide a 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.

How you save money with a Knockdown Rebuild

Real Estate Fees

  • You can easily spend hundreds and probably thousands of dollars in marketing your home to sell. Expect your Real Estate commission to be $15k to $25k!

Legal Fees

  • Conveyancing costs will usually be $800 to $2,000

Building Inspections

  • Expect to pay anything from $800 to $1,500 for building inspections

Existing Use Rights

  • In some cases Existing Use Rights “EUR” will remain where you can build a brand new home within the same building envelope as your current house even though it may no longer comply under existing district and regional plan rules.   


The advantage of staying where you are

Some of the most common reasons homeowners decide to knock down and rebuild their existing home, rather than renovating or buying a new home, usually have to do with location and/or budget.

A lot of people might love the location they’re currently living in, and building on a section you already own is cheaper than buying a section and building. The price to rebuild is a lot lower when you don’t have to pay for a section.

Also, by knocking down your old home and building anew, you get to stay where you currently live and reduce the time it takes to find a new section.

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Knock Down Rebuild Process

  1. Find your knock down / re-build property (it could be your current home!)

  2. Choose your builder

  3. Have tests and surveys started

  4. Organise demolition and removal

  5. Finalise new home design

  6. Plans are drawn up and pricing completed via quote

  7. Sign building contract and get started building your new home!


What’s the Next Step?

If you are thinking about tearing down your old home and rebuilding it, talk to Stroud Homes today!

Call 0800 469 787 683 and they can talk you through your options. You can also fill out the form below.

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