As renovation specialists, one question we are often asked when people are considering an extensive renovation which includes major structural changes to their home is, “Is a knock-down rebuild the right option for me?”
For those who haven’t heard the term ‘knock-down rebuild’ in a building sense, it is pretty self-explanatory. Instead of renovating the existing home, the whole structure is knocked down, taken away in trucks, and a ground-up build is undertaken—essentially building a brand-new home.
With literally thousands of different home designs across NZ, filled with thousands of different families who have varying needs and reasons for deciding to renovate, the question of whether a knock-down rebuild is the right option depends on a range of reasons.
It is critical that you understand the intricacies of both options so you can make an informed decision—this is where the right advice can come in very handy.