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Building a New House in Sydney

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.

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Links to Pages within This Site

Building a New House in Sydney - Main Page
Where to Start, Continue and Finish
Choosing a Suitable Block of Land
Renovate or Detonate? Decisions to Make Before Building
How to Select the Home that is Best for You
Deciding Between Builders
Highly Recommended Additions to Your Project Home
How to Personalize the Plan of a Project Home
When and How to Landscape
Avoiding Costly Mistakes, Top Tips on Saving Time and Money

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