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Liz Cantor's KnockDown ReBuild Journey

Follow the 10-episode journey of Metricon customers Liz Cantor & Ryan Lysaught as they build their dream home in Miami, on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

Meet Liz & Ryan

TV presenter, Liz Cantor, one of the Gold Coast’s most familiar faces and the ‘All Australian Girl’, recently moved into her dream home on the Gold Coast in Queensland. After scouring the local property market for years with her husband, Ryan Lysaught, in search of the perfect family home, the couple decided to embark on a KnockDown ReBuild. Not only was it a more affordable option, but it meant they could also build the home of their dreams in a suburb they love.

Liz and Ryan are now living with their two young sons in a stunning new Metricon home built to last a lifetime. Find out more on their KnockDown ReBuild journey and pick up some handy tips and tricks about building new along the way. And, even if a knockdown rebuild isn’t on your radar, you’ll love learning more about this gorgeous family and their Gold Coast lifestyle.

Episode 1: The search

Liz and Ryan begin their new home journey with Metricon – deciding to KnockDown and ReBuild in Miami, Queensland. Get acquainted with Liz and her family and get a glimpse of their new property during the pre-site inspection.

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Episode 2: Choosing the perfect home

Our favourite duo head into a Metricon display to meet with a New Home Advisor and decide on their dream home design. Find out which design they chose and the features they were looking for in their brand new Miami abode.

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Episode 3: Studio M selections

Liz and Ryan head into Metricon’s Studio M Selections Centre to customise their new home. See which fixtures, fittings and colour schemes the couple picked out for their home… and which ones they didn’t agree on!

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Episode 4: Signing the contract

It’s time to make everything official – the signing of the contract! Before they sign on the dotted line, Liz, Ryan and their Metricon New Home Advisor discuss what alterations are possible to their new floorplan.

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Episode 5: Demolition time

The existing home comes down to make way for Liz and Ryan’s brand new family dwelling. Watch an expert demolition team take apart the house piece by piece – including asbestos removal and recycling initiatives.

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Episode 6: Start your engines

While the pool is going in, Liz and Ryan have their site start meeting – a chance to ask some questions before building starts. They’ll explore the prepared site to get an idea of their new space.

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Episode 7: Rain, rain, go away

On one of the hottest and most humid days of the year, we start building. The slab is poured, the frame goes up, and heavy rain hits Queensland. Find out how wild weather can impact the build of a new home.

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Episode 8: New challenges

Ryan spends 14 days in isolation as COVID-19 forces us to adapt. That doesn’t stop the action – Liz gets to tour the home in lock up stage… 1.5 metres away from the site manager of course!

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Episode 9: The great outdoors

Metricon’s job is almost done, as Liz and Ryan bring in landscape gardeners and outdoor tiling professionals. Liz gets a bit overwhelmed, but Site Supervisor Adam helps get the right result.

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Episode 10: The Australian dream

Liz and Ryan get the keys to their new family home. Join us as we tour the space and see it in all its glory – styled, landscaped and complete. Saying goodbye to Liz, Ryan and their little family feels bittersweet!

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About Liz Cantor

Liz Cantor is an Australian TV presenter, and former professional surfer. Best known for winning Channel 7 Reality TV show The Mole in 2005. Currently, Liz continues to shine on-screen as a weather, beach and surf reporter on Seven News, the host of the live Lotto and Powerball Draws, and as a presenter on Creek to Coast and Weekender.

In 2016 she gained the title 2 x Reality TV Show winner! After appearing and winning new ultra HD network INSIGHT TV’s first ever adventure reality show Living Stone – Botswana.

Liz is married to ex-ironman Ryan Lysaught, and they have two wonderful children Kit and Fin, and a beloved pet pooch, Bear.

What is a KnockDown ReBuild?

If you love where you live, but not the home you live in, a KnockDown ReBuild may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Whether you replace the home you’re currently living in or simply buy an old home to demolish, you can build the home of your dreams without having to compromise on space or design.

While renovating can result in unforeseen cost blowouts and uncover previously hidden or undiscovered faults, KnockDown ReBuild delivers a brand new, contemporary home that is custom built to align with your lifestyle.

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