Rebuild or renovate?

Per square metre, building a new home delivers more value for money than renovating. Here are some other benefits to rebuilding over renovating.

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  • Instead of compromising on what you want because of the limitations of your existing home—such as aspect and footprint—you can completely maximise your block to its best advantage.
  • Starting with a blank canvas allows you to incorporate everything you’ve always wanted from the start.
  • It’s easier to design a home from scratch to be environmentally friendly using energy efficient principles, recycled materials and smart technology, than it is to upgrade and retrofit a home with low energy efficiency.
  • New build designs can better allow for changes to your family—whether it’s expansion or downsizing—by incorporating these considerations at the design phase.