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Build a brand new home at an address you already love


If you have lived at the same address for years, the idea of upgrading your home can be a difficult decision.

On the one hand, you may have outgrown your current living situation, and the house could be looking a little worse for wear. On the other hand, if you move home, you may end up further away from friends and family or have to send your kids to new schools — not to mention the impact on the family pets!

It's a tough call, but for many people, the decision is made much easier when they start looking at a Knockdown Rebuild instead.

What is a Knockdown Rebuild?

In a nutshell, a Knockdown Rebuild is where you demolish your current home and replace it with a brand new home on the same block of land. You get to build the contemporary home you have always wanted, with a floorplan that matches your lifestyle and all the little luxuries you've always wanted. It is often a more affordable and less painful process than renovating or moving somewhere new, and you don't have to pay stamp duty.

What about renovating instead?

The challenging part of giving an old home a facelift is that it can be difficult to work out what it will ultimately cost. Unforeseen issues can blow out the cost when you uncover previously hidden or undiscovered faults.

Where would I live during the build?

While you do need to relocate temporarily while your dream home gets built, many people find this is preferable to the disruption of living in a home undergoing renovations, particularly those with unclear completion dates. Of course, it's all worth it in the end when you get the keys to your brand new home.

Further information and resources

As trusted home builders in the field, Metricon are experts in the Knockdown Rebuild process, and you can read our complete guide here, get more information in our Starter Kits or refer to the FAQs. You can also check out some of our stunning single or double-storey new home designs, and arrange a visit to one of our display homes or display centres.

Watch Metricon customers John and Melissa talk about their decision to go with a Knockdown Rebuild home in the below video:

If you live in Melbourne, consider attending one of our special seminars at our Mount Waverley head office. You'll get the chance to hear from our Knockdown Rebuild specialist staff, customers who have been through the process and have all your questions answered.

Of course, you can always contact us to get started on this exciting process. We will show you how easy it can be to get a perfect home in the place you have always loved.