Rebuilding is better than renovating

THE ADVANTAGES OF KNOCKING DOWN AN OLD HOUSE
AND BUILDING A NEW HOME

LET’S DEMOLISH A FEW MYTHS
about renovating

LET’S DEMOLISH A FEW MYTHS about renovating

Some people imagine that renovating is easier, quicker and cheaper than designing a new home.

After all, it’s easy to think that it’s simply a matter of building on what you’ve got. Surely that saves time and money. It’s not true, and there are plenty of advantages if you choose to knock down an old home and build a new one.

It’s better to knock down than to do up

Renovating is very popular in New Zealand.

We’re not exactly a nation of renovators, but the idea of doing up a home is pretty ingrained in our thinking. These days, more and more Kiwis are coming around to the idea that rebuilding a home can be a better alternative. It adds real value, and you can get a home built around you.

Get the home you want

Renovating means you have to accept some compromises. But if you remove the old place and start again, you can start with a clean slate – and a clean section. You can build the home you really want, without being constrained by the existing building.

Remove hidden home costs

No one ever knows quite what is going to be uncovered during a reno: rotting timber, poor construction, and worse. Why build a contingency into the budget for unexpected costs and hope for the best? When you build new, you get rid of the unknowns.

Get a style you love

If you love the style of an old house, you can knock it down and recreate it, or get a look that’s inspired by it, whether it’s a turn-of-the-century villa, art deco masterpiece or classic Kiwi bach. You can have the style you want with the advantages of a modern home.

Remove hidden home costs

No one ever knows quite what is going to be uncovered during a reno: rotting timber, poor construction, and worse. Why build a contingency into the budget for unexpected costs and hope for the best? When you build new, you get rid of the unknowns.

Get a style you love

If you love the style of an old house, you can knock it down and recreate it, or get a look that’s inspired by it, whether it’s a turn-of-the-century villa, art deco masterpiece or classic Kiwi bach. You can have the style you want with the advantages of a modern home.

Healthy and comfortable home

It’s a simple fact that the latest homes are healthier to live in – better for older people, better for kids, better for everyone. Double glazing, proper insulation, and sited to make the most of the sun, you simply won’t know yourself in a nice new home! And what’s more, your energy bills will be a lot less.

Longer life

Today’s building technology, techniques and materials are so sophisticated that, in the hands of an expert, a modern home is built to last. Take advantage of the best of modern design thinking and the latest construction techniques – not to mention earthquake strengthening.

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It’s easy to assume that a new home is probably going to cost more than a renovation. The reality is that building a new home can be far more cost-effective. A renovation can take longer and cost more per square metre than a rebuild.

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It’s easy to assume that a new home is probably going to cost more than a renovation. The reality is that building a new home can be far more cost-effective. A renovation can take longer and cost more per square metre than a rebuild.

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Have a chat with Design Builders about how we can remove your old property, and create a home built around you. Check out our website to see the one-off homes we’ve created and call us on 0800 456 4 56.

rebuild

Have a chat with Design Builders about how we can remove your old property, and create a home built around you. Check out our website to see the one-off homes we’ve created and call us on 0800 456 4 56.