Renovate or Rebuild?

Six Reasons You Should Knock Down Rebuild When You Plan Your Dream Home

As knock down rebuild specialists, if you ask us whether you should renovate or rebuild, it is no surprise that we’re going to suggest rebuilding. Here are six reasons why.

1. You get a clean slate

Love your suburb but don’t actually like your house that much? Maybe your family’s needs have outgrown your house. Maybe your existing house just doesn’t function well. These are all good reasons to consider a knock down and rebuild.

You start with a clean slate and have the opportunity to design a home that suits the needs of your family, your block and your budget.

2. You reset the clock

If you’re in an old house, you can renovate a kitchen, or add a room and that will definitely freshen things up. But you are still living in an old house. Time marches on and pretty soon the original part of the house will be looking its age (especially in comparison to the newer section). 

By comparison, a knock down rebuild means your new home is just that – new! 

3. Ongoing maintenance is easier

In most cases, new homes will be cheaper to maintain. As we’ve already said, that’s because you reset the clock and everything is new. But technology and building standards have moved on since your existing house was built. A new Horizon Homes home will take full advantage of quality building products that will help reduce your maintenance costs. Our clever design could also reduce your running costs.

4. The financial commitment

There’s no argument from us. A knock down rebuild is a substantial commitment. BUT (and this is a big ‘but’) you know exactly what you’re getting in for. We’ve all heard those stories… someone started a simple renovation, only to discover underlying problems that required major – and unplanned – expenditure.

Long before a tradie ever goes near a tool, Horizon Homes has worked with you to design, plan and COST your new home. Our pricing is comprehensive and completely transparent. There are no sudden surprises.

5. Quality

Our staff are carefully chosen and trained to Horizon Homes exacting standards. We choose our external trades the same way. If we can’t guarantee that an external contractor has the same commitment to quality, they won’t be working on your home.

6. Time

At Horizon Homes, we have been doing knock down rebuilds for more than 20 years. We know exactly what needs to be done, and how long it is going to take. Unlike a renovation, you can have confidence that your home will be completed within the agreed time frames.

You’ve probably got a lot more questions about whether you want to renovate or rebuild, so why not come and talk to us about your dream home.

Our display home at Bella Vista is open daily – there’s no need to make an appointment.

What our clients say

“It’s hard to imagine your dream house. It’s better if someone just builds it for you. That’s how we felt with the house that Horizon Homes designed and built for our family. Horizon are a very professional, delivery oriented and detail focused company. Challenges with the site were dealt with effectively and on time... costs came in on budget. We would unhesitatingly recommend Horizon for your bespoke home design & build.”

“Our journey with Horizon Homes was wonderful. Our house looks amazing... we chose Horizon Homes because they said they could do any style, their display house had good quality and the team was so easy to talk to. The design process, choosing colours and finishes were so much fun... Denis and team gave us useful advice so our budget didn’t blow out. The construction process went smoothly and finished on time. We highly recommend Horizon Homes and we could not be happier. ”

“We wanted to build with a local family builder who would give us time to design our dream house. Denis had some fantastic ideas and advice and turned our dreams into reality. All building work started and finished on time and our supervisor, Danny had a level of communication that far exceeded our expectations. We were really impressed with the quality of the finishes, the attention to detail and the effort taken to handover a faultless home. Such a positive experience from an exceptional builder. ”

“Our experience with Horizon was supportive from start to end. As beginners in the knockdown and rebuild process, I felt they guided us through the journey. The quality of our finishings was excellent... I still love coming home to our house more than a couple of years later. Horizon were a delight to deal with and we got the house of our dreams out of it!!!”

“I cannot thank you guys enough for what you have done. Despite the restrictions of land size you have put up an amazing house. Your professionalism and just the way you conduct your business is by far of the highest standards.”

“We had a good idea of what we wanted in our new home and Horizon Homes made it a reality. The build time was just as they had forecast and no request big or small was too difficult. From the minute we met Denis we knew he was the builder for us. Denis was honest and up front from the beginning. We really appreciated this.”

“Horizon Homes is professional and efficient. Everything is documented and handled in a manner that is transparent, clear and concise. We have also found that their attention to detail from the signing of the contract to handover has been excellent. Our home is stunning and everything that we expected it to be. Horizon Homes comes highly recommended by us.”

“They took care of every step of the knock-down and rebuild, from the very beginning to handing over the keys… They prepared the council DA application… looked after the entire building process with exceptional quality, workmanship and keen eye for details… the entire team was honest and up front… We are so grateful that we chose Horizon Home to complete our new home project…”

“We were really happy with the service we received from Denis, Liam, Esther and the team. Communication at all stages of the project was top class. Our build process went smoothly, and importantly Liam has been really responsive to any requests we have had since moving in. I would highly recommend Horizon Homes and complement them on a job well done!”

“We built our first dream house with Horizon Homes. Denis and the team are very professional and helpful from the very beginning. Our house now is one of the signature on our street. We really enjoy the whole process with the team. And hopefully we can build again with Horizon Home in the near future!”

“Horizon worked with us to design the house we wanted. They listened to our brief and gave excellent advice and suggestions. We love the result. Our home is spacious, light-filled and maximises the potential of our downward sloping block. There were setbacks throughout the build, which meant that our house was completed behind schedule, but Horizon had good communication processes in place and we cannot fault the quality of the overall build.”

“The construction process was smooth, with regular communication keeping us abreast of what was happening... our site supervisor (Danny) was always approachable and addressed all our concerns to achieve the final product of a beautiful double story home in Concord that we are very proud of! We recommend Horizon Homes for their personal touch, ability to listen to our needs and the values they displayed during the project - Openness, Honesty and Transparency - and most of all, for keeping our confidence high during what is typically a stressful time.”

“After considering 50+ builders we eventually decided on a custom home with Horizon and are very happy with our choice. Denis and Danny were extremely helpful during the custom design phase, working within our budget to design our dream home... things ran on budget and schedule, and we were regularly updated regarding progress, so thankfully this was a stress-free period. The quality of build was excellent... we have been living in the house for over 6 months now and love it - we would definitively choose Horizon again and highly recommend them.”

“We built our first home with Horizon Homes... all the questions were answered and the whole build process ended up being very smooth. Our variation requests were happily accommodated. The whole team... were professional, friendly and easy to work with. The house turned heads and the quality of the build speaks for itself. We’ll unthinkingly hire them if we were to build again.”

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