With your building is getting older or when there is a necessity to improve the accommodation, an important question comes to your mind; whether you should renovate or rebuild the premises. Of course, this question has to be decided in consultation with your construction engineers. But, when you consider the advantages, knock down rebuild option would be your first choice. You may wonder that according to Housing Industry Association (HIA) of Australia, more than 10% of the new homes have come up by knocking down the old building.
Substantial Increase in Rebuild Permits:
Interestingly, an article published in the magazine ‘Domain’ on September 18, 2016 points out that during 2014 in Stonnington, Boroondara, Hobsons Bay and Monash province alone, permits for partial or complete knock down rebuild went up by about 37%. This highlights the advantages of building a new house, rather than renovation or altering your old abode.
Affinity to the Locality:
It is natural that having stayed in the same place for a long time, you and your family members would develop a kind of affinity to the locality. On the other hand, getting a suitable land in a new locality can be a challenging task and it can also considerably burden your wallet, therefore, it would be advantageous to knock down rebuild your old house and enjoy the peaceful stay in the same locality.
Renovation or major additions and alterations to the existing building are always a cumbersome process. For example, if you want to replace the existing roof so as to prevent leaking, the construction engineer may find the walls have become weak due to continued water percolation. The house builder Melbourne has today may also find that continued water leakage has damaged the drains and also the foundation. Naturally, repairing all these will be an extremely cumbersome process. When you make a cost analysis of such reconstruction, you would find the additions and alterations would be certainly an unviable option.
Having demolished the old house, now you can plan your home according to your present need; in short you start with a new slate. For example, according to the suggestion of your architect, you may prefer the unique split level homes Melbourne builders offer, which can considerably improve the accommodation. In fact, split level designs, which is a type of staggered design, are extensively used to provide easy access to different locations in the building like for example the garage, or living room and playroom and so on. In fact, such exclusive designs could be viewed on the website http://www.l37.com.au of builders like the ‘Latitude 37’.
Knowledge of Prevailing Building Norms:
Further, it is needless to point out that the architect designing your new abode and also the engineers of the building services Melbourne has today should be sufficiently qualified and experienced. Both the architect and the building services must be fully aware of the existing building laws prevailing in Australia. For example, recently, the Government of Australia has introduced a law called as ‘Buildings Sustainability Index’ (Basix). This law is aimed at reducing green house emissions in residential buildings. According to this law, the design of every new construction should conform to the standards of Basix. The architect and the construction engineer should ensure that the building is according to the building norms prescribed by the Government. Further, you should also ensure that the architect and builder are registered with the appropriate government agency.
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