Knock Down Rebuild

Knock Down Rebuild

Are you looking for a local builder that can handle a knock down rebuild in Canberra? The professional team at Emporium Building Group has the expertise and experience required to perform a residential knock down rebuild in Canberra. We understand all the legislative requirements and building complexities that a residential knock down rebuild (Canberra) entails.

Some of the reasons why you should consider a residential knock down rebuild

  • You love your current address, but desire a home with more space and features.
  • The cost of renovating your current home is disproportionately expensive (compared with building a new home).
  • Your current home doesn’t suit your lifestyle.
  • You’re looking to maximise the value of your block.
  • You’re keen to take advantage of a unique or panoramic view.
  • You’re planning to subdivide.
  • You don’t want the additional costs associated with buying another home, such as removalists, stamp duty and agent fees.

What’s involved in a knock down rebuild?

A residential knock down rebuild in Canberra requires approval from the ACT Government. A property owner – with the help of a designer, architect or building certifier – is required to submit a Development Application (DA) for approval. Obtaining approval can sometimes be tricky, as multiple “residential zones” (with different rules and processes) exist in Canberra.

Once a Development Application is approved, a licensed demolition expert is then required to clear the site. The demolition expert is responsible for knocking down the old structure safely – assuming responsibility for public safety, hazardous materials, material recycling and removal / disconnection of utilities (electricity, water, gas, telephone, broadband).

Following successful demolition and removal of all waste materials, a builder then prepares the site for construction.

Our Knock Down Rebuild Process

As you’re probably starting to realise, organising a knock down rebuild in Canberra isn’t a simple exercise. Emporium Building Group takes the stress and hassle out of a knock down rebuild in Canberra by managing the process from start-to-finish.

Our proven approach to managing a knock down rebuild in Canberra is outlined below.

  • Inspect site of proposed knock down rebuild.
  • Assist architect / design team / building certifier during the Development Application process to ensure that design, regulatory and cost objectives are met.
  • Organise licensed demolition expert and ensure that waste materials are removed from site.
  • Implement a traffic management plan in the street (if necessary).
  • Prepare site for construction.
  • Commence construction and manage overall project (including regular client updates).
  • Liaise with building certifier.
  • Hand over finished project.

For further information and advice on a knock down rebuild in Canberra, please call the professional team at Emporium Building Group on 0404 620 678.


Emporium Building Group

Whether you’re seeking to build a prestige home, subdivide a block or fit out a business premises, the team at Emporium Building Group will ensure that your project is delivered on-time and on-budget.