Building a New House in Sydney - Renovate or Detonate? Decisions to Make Before Launching into Building
You have a house, but you want a better one. Do you renovate or knock down and rebuild?
A wrong decision or leaving some
factors unconsidered can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. What things do you
need to be aware of to make the right decision?
Tips on getting the house you want and avoiding pitfalls that will waste you time and money.
If you want to knock down and rebuild,
get all the information you possibly can before you move out or throw out the tenants.
Any delays, problems with the block of land or difficulties with getting a development application
approved can cost you a huge amount of money. See
the page on
Avoiding Costly Mistakes, Top Tips on Saving Time and Money
for more information. Also see the page on
Choosing a Suitable Block of Land
for issues that may come up when replacing an existing house with a new one.
It takes time to choose a house to build, decide on specific features of it, sign a contract and
get a development application through the local council. Figure out how long these things will take, you can
check on the time it takes for a development application to be processed by asking the local council and
also by asking the builder. Don't move out or throw out the tenants until you have to.
Watch out for unexpected costs involved in building a house. It costs several thousand dollars to knock down a
house before any building can commence. See the page on
Deciding Between Builders
for more information.
If you want to renovate, factor into your plans the possibility of not being able to use some or all
of your house for some period of time. If you live in the house as it is being renovated you will have to
cope with the feeling of sharing the house with the workmen.
I-live-in-sydney.com's subsite on building a new house in Sydney is relevant to people interested saving time,
money and incorrect decisions when building a new home.