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Knock Down Rebuilds: Why Central Coast Residents Choose Vision Homes

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The journey of living in your dream home is a daunting process. Finding home designs in your ideal neighbourhood or planning renovations that speak to you and your family can quickly put you over budget in New South Wales’s current housing market. Good land in an ideal location can be hard to find, and the house on it might not be to your taste. A common solution is a knock down rebuild. 

Many homeowners in the beautiful Central Coast region of NSW opt for a knockdown rebuild with Vision Homes. In the desirable suburbs of Terrigal, Umina Beach, The Entrance, Ettalong Beach, Budgewoi and Bateau Bay, the flexibility of starting fresh with a custom-built home enhances the local charm of this stunning coastal location. Reduce stress and have all your questions answered by Vision Homes’ expert customer service and quality experience of the knock down rebuild construction process.


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A Fresh Start in Central Coast

Located midway between New South Wales’s two largest metropolitan cities of Sydney and Newcastle, residents of the Central Coast boast an alternative local community experience to the hustle and bustle of the CBDs. The Central Coast is a historic peri-urban region, and renovating one of the many older homes that decorate the area can sometimes reveal surprises. Knock down rebuild projects typically contain all sorts of intimidating connotations of demolishing traditional architecture, soaring prices, and an arduous building process of selections and negotiating floor plans. With Vision Homes, the knock down rebuild process will avoid the complications of existing structures and receive the care and personal touch necessary to bring dream homes to life. 

With the floor plan of your choosing, Vision Homes is dedicated to providing people with the opportunity to create a modern, functional space perfect for the coastal lifestyle of the Central Coast. A knock down rebuild allows individuals to incorporate modern amenities and enhance energy efficiency in their homes by building with sustainable materials and technological products. This would ultimately reduce the price of utilities in the long run. Likewise, the knock down rebuild process allows homeowners to address any structural issues or outdated features that may be present in older homes, ensuring safety and longevity. 

Your (future) neighbours and friends on the Central Coast will thank you too, since a knock down rebuild can significantly increase property value in the Central Coast area, providing a solid return on investment for homeowners.


The Long-Term Investment in Central Coast

Central Coast real estate is a promising investment, and that’s precisely why many homeowners in Umina Beach, Terrigal, Wamberal, and beyond choose knock down rebuilds. These new homes tend to appreciate more quickly, offering you a sound long-term investment. Vision Homes understands the Central Coast market inside out, ensuring that your custom-built home aligns perfectly with the local property values and market trends. 


Umina Beach - Central Coast

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Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Umina Beach

Umina Beach is a hot spot for holidaymakers and locals keen on beachside relaxation. Calm, shallow, family-friendly waters mean home building strives to care for the suburb’s tranquil natural charm. 

In places like Umina Beach, homeowners value sustainability and energy efficiency. A knock down rebuild allows you to incorporate cutting-edge energy-saving technologies and environmentally friendly materials into your new home. Vision Homes can guide you in making choices that align with the local ethos, helping you reduce your carbon footprint and lower long-term energy costs.


Terrigal - Central Coast

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Customisation and Personalisation in Terrigal

The jewel in the Central Coast’s crown, Terrigal‘s breathtaking surroundings and views deserve a home that matches its beauty. A knock down rebuild by Vision Homes enables you to create a house that is truly yours, tailored to your family’s needs, and designed to harmonise with the unique charm of this coastal suburb. 

No more restrictions — just personalisation that ensures your home is a reflection of your lifestyle and preferences. You can only imagine the peace that would come from returning home after a pleasant dip in the rock pool by Terrigal Beach, a walk around the wharves of Terrigal Haven, and a visit to the Skillion with the kids. The knock down rebuild specialists in the Vision Homes team are happy to offer advice and share our knowledge about floorplans and display homes, but at the end of the day, everything is your decision. With our help, you can build your dream home just the way you would like.


Wamberal - Central Coast

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New Building Materials and Technologies in Wamberal

A local favourite, the quiet to Terrigal’s popularity with tourists and schoolies students during the summer months, Wamberal treasures an equally picturesque landscape. Spread out and with plenty of opportunities for recreational activities, such as fishing, surfing and swimming, Wamberal is perfect for those who want to take it easy, with a café culture to match.

It’s no surprise that Wamberal’s homeowners appreciate quality, and that’s exactly what you will receive with a knock down rebuild. New homes boast advanced building materials and technologies that exceed expectations. From superior insulation to the integration of smart home systems, your home in Wamberal will not only stand the test of time but also cater to modern convenience and energy efficiency. 


Budget Considerations for a Knock Down Rebuild

Your Knock Down Rebuild Questions Answered by Experts (FAQs)

Key Factors to Consider

Before embarking on a knock down and rebuild project on the Central Coast, several key factors should be considered. It is crucial to assess the condition of the existing structure to determine whether renovation is a viable option or if a complete rebuild is necessary. Cost implications are also a significant consideration, taking into account construction costs, permits, and other potential charges.

1. How much does a knock down and rebuild project cost on the Central Coast?

A knock down and rebuild project on the Central Coast can vary in cost depending on several factors:

  • The size of the existing structure on the site
  • The desired design and finishes
  • Any additional features or upgrades.

On average, however, a knock down and rebuild project on the Central Coast can cost between $300,000 and $600,000. This estimate includes demolition costs, construction materials, labour fees, permits, and any necessary site preparation. It is important to consult with a reputable builder or contractor who can provide a more accurate cost assessment based on your specific requirements and preferences.

2. Are there any specific regulations or permits to consider for a knock down and rebuild on the Central Coast? 

When it comes to knock down and rebuild projects on the Central Coast, there are indeed specific regulations and permits that need to be considered. The local government has implemented a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure the smooth execution of such projects while maintaining the integrity and safety of the area. 

  1. Homeowners must obtain a Demolition Permit from the Central Coast Council, which ensures that the demolition process adheres to environmental standards and public safety measures.
  2. A Building Permit is required for the construction of the new dwelling, ensuring compliance with building codes and regulations. 

It is also important to consult with an architect or builder who is familiar with the specific zoning regulations and design guidelines applicable to your property.

3. How long does it take to complete a knock down and rebuild project on the Central Coast? 

A knock down and rebuild project on the Central Coast typically takes around 12–18 months to complete. This timeframe includes various stages such as obtaining necessary permits, demolishing the existing structure, designing the new home, and finally constructing it. 

Factors that can influence the duration of the project include:

  • The size and complexity of the new home design
  • Any unforeseen challenges during demolition or construction
  • The availability of skilled labour and materials. 

However, with advancements in construction technology and efficient project management practices, builders on the Central Coast have been able to streamline the process and reduce construction timelines significantly.

4. Can I customise the design and layout of my new home during a knock down and rebuild? 

When it comes to a knock down and rebuild project on the Central Coast, you have complete freedom to customise the design and layout of your new home. In fact, many reputable builders in the area offer a range of customisable options to suit your preferences and needs. From choosing the number of bedrooms and bathrooms to selecting the style of your kitchen and living spaces, you can work closely with architects and designers to create a home that reflects your unique taste and lifestyle. With advancements in technology and building techniques, it is now easier than ever to bring your dream home to life during a knock down and rebuild project on the Central Coast.

5. What is the process of a knock down rebuild with Vision Homes?

  1. Site Inspection: We will visit the site to determine if a knock down rebuild is possible, depending on whether we can get a building permit for your site, the type of landscaping and foundations on your site and the type of home design you want to build.
  2. Consultation: We’ll meet with you to gain information on your ideal future house, the needs of your family, our building advice, potential pricing and quotes, your ideal fixtures and landscaping.
  3. Sales Process: Before we can start attaining finances and approval from your banks, our sales team will inform you of offers and benefits that are available to you and tweak them to make them yours.
  4. Contract Process: The serious work begins! Your contract is finalised, and the final deposits are paid in this step of the knock down rebuild process.
  5. Personalisation Process: The fun stage of the timeline where your personal tastes can shine! Vision Homes has a series of packs to assist with selecting the interior and exterior colours of your dream home. You can also visit our suppliers directly to see our standard range and our upgraded products for yourself.
  6. Building Approvals and Orders: A construction certificate is attained, and we begin ordering the required materials.
  7. Demolition and Build: A demo crew will demolish the old home to make way for the new. Once all the rubble has been cleared, we will start our build process, beginning with the slab stage, moving on to the framing, brickwork and fixing out with final trimmings.

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Your Dream Home Awaits – Trust Vision Homes to Turn Your Vision into Reality

Before you know it, you and your family will be moving into the home of your dreams! With our assistance and services, you can be confident that Vision Homes will provide you with a home you will be proud of for years.

So, what are you waiting for? With over 20 years in the industry, Vision Homes are home builders you can trust. If there is something in particular that you want your dream home to be on the Central Coast, rest assured that Vision Homes will strive to make that happen and construct the best result for you.

In the meantime, visit our display homes in locations across the Central Coast for inspiration and examples of what your dream home can look like. Or, get in touch for a free consultation!