Knockdown & Rebuild

The ideal solution to knocking down and starting again

It's one of real estate's greatest challenges: an unbeatable location, but hampered by an existing house that just isn't right.

Urbanedge however has the simple, sensible, stress-free answer - a stress-free Knockdown-Rebuild solution to transform the ideal location in the perfect address.

Want to know more? Get in touch with a New Home Consultant today.

When the right move is not to move at all

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The Easy Way to Start Afresh

1. You Choose

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Select your ideal Urbanedge home

The location is perfect but you need the right home to suit. Our expert New Home Consultants can suggest a range of designs to suit your block and your needs – the hard part is choosing which one.  We will help you build your wish list and show you available options to personalise your new home. Following on from your initial consultation, your New Home Consultant will provide you with a preliminary estimate. 

A non-refundable Design Appointment fee will then be required so that your Drafting Design Consultation Appointment can be booked.

2. We Research & Design

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Our team of specialists assess what needs to be done

Your Design Consultation Appointment will take place at Head Office where you will meet with you Drafting Specialist who will present you with a concept plan of your home and will be able to refine any changes required. Every block and house is different, but our engineering and building experts know all the potential challenges to look out for. Not only do they inspect the site and layout, but also the planning permissions and title details. Then they provide you with a comprehensive site report. 


And if you’re happy to proceed, we’ll get all the documentation underway so you can so we can provide you with an updated sales quotation that will be presented to you by your New Home Consultant. 


You like your plans, the sales quotation is within budget and you want to move forward. In order to proceed a non-refundable Sales Accept Fee must be paid when you sign off your sales paperwork with your New Home Consultant.  

3. You Create

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Add individual flair to the house you’ll call home

This is where you bring your personal flair and make your Urbanedge home truly unique. Spend a day with us at our dedicated interior design studio with two separate appointments. The first is with your Colour Specialist who will help you choose your colours, fittings, textures and appliances, discuss colour schemes and finishes. You will also sit with your Electrical Specialist who will assist you with everything electrical. 

4. You Knockdown

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Getting rid of the existing dwelling

Once you’ve arranged for the existing house to be demolished and had all the remnants and debris removed, your Urbanedge Contract Specialist will arrange for a second soil survey to be completed and apply for final engineering to take place.


If you need help finding a good demolition firm, don’t worry – we can put you in touch with a range of trusted demolition specialists.

5. You relax

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Sign-off on the final paperwork and let the building begin

With the demolition complete, the final contract is ready to sign, and we can submit for your building permit. Then all you need to do is relax, knowing that everything is taken care of.


You’ll also receive your ‘My Urbanedge Home’ pack with final documents, colour schemes, fittings and finishes, and electrical details.

6. We Construct

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Your dream home becomes a reality

With your final plans signed, we’re ready to get started. Your dedicated Contract Coordinator will keep regular contact and keep you updated on the progress of your new dream Urbanedge home.

Things to know Things to know

Local council permits

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You'll need to apply for two local council permits and send these to us. They are:

  • A Demolition Permit, allowing you to demolish the existing structure
  • An Asset Protection Permit to protect you from liability for any damage to footpaths, gutters, nature strips etc. The Asset Protection Permit must cover the entire period of the demolition and construction works. 

For more information, contact your local council's development or planning office. 

Fencing and security

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For safety and security, temporary fencing must be erected around the site while the old home is being demolished. Your demolition company may arrange this for you, or provide advice on how to organise it yourself.
This fencing should be removed once demolition is complete, as we provide our own security fencing when construction begins.

Water meter

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Ensure your water meter is protected and visible during the demolition stage. If it needs to be moved, this should be done before building commences.

Trees and stumps

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Ensure you have the relevant local council permits to remove any trees on your block. It’s also important to remove the stumps and root systems from within 10 metres of the new foundations.

Demolition

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Depending on the complexity of the existing building, and the weather, demolition can take up to 7 days. Your demolition company will provide you with a Certificate of Demolition and an Asbestos Clearance Certificate.

Once you have forwarded both of these to us, we can begin the building process.

Removal of building debris

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Before accepting the Demolition Certificate it's wise to check that: 

  • All previous foundations have been removed
  • All unwanted concrete paths and driveways have been removed
  • All existing connection points and utility points have been clearly marked, capped off and sealed, and are away from the new building area
  • All unwanted vegetation has been removed, including stumps and root systems
  • The building site is clean and free of any rubble and building remnants
  • You have been given a signed Certificate of Compliance, stating that the demolition is complete, and that all utilities and services have been disconnected and capped
  • A compulsory Asbestos Compliance Certificate is issued if any asbestos has been found on site, confirming that it has been cleared in accordance with the relevant legislation.

Underground Power

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If your property currently has overhead power, you will need to arrange for an overhead-to-underground conversion through your local electrical distributor, before construction begins.

It can take up to 4 weeks to arrange quotations and then another 6 weeks for the conversion. Discuss underground conversion with your electricity distributor when you’re arranging to have the power disconnected from your property.

Please contact us once the underground power has been connected.

Pools

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If your block has a pool, or you're thinking about adding one, please ask your New Home Consultant for a copy of our pool policy.