Knockdown-Rebuild Customers Reveal: Why We Chose Carlisle

by Carlisle Homes

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Are you one of the many Melburnians considering a knockdown-rebuild? If so, you’ll want to know you’re in good hands. Here, three couples who built with Carlisle Homes share their stories.

If you’ve decided to knockdown and rebuild, one of the biggest questions you’ll ask is: Who should we build with? You’ll want to be sure the company you choose is stable and secure, has loads of fantastic designs for you to choose from (including ones specially designed for knockdown-rebuild sites), and understands how to navigate the complexities of demolishing and rebuilding in Melbourne. And of course, support you every step of the way.

Here, three recent knockdown-rebuild customers reveal why they picked Carlisle Homes.

Mitar and Tracey

Mitar and Tracey always knew they wanted to design and build their forever home. Along with staying in their existing neighbourhood of Boronia, an energy-efficient and comfortable home was their ultimate priority.

After considering over 100 different floorplans from both custom architects and volume builders, they realised a double storey house was the only way to take advantage of their block size, and build a spacious home that would flex with their family.

The couple fell in love with Carlisle’s Sorrento Grand Retreat 46 and trusted their expert knockdown-rebuild team with the project. “The standout with the Carlisle process was how thorough and enjoyable it was – right from when we first met the Sales Consultant all the way down to working with our site supervisor. We had a great experience,” says Tracey.

Watch the video of Mitar and Tracey’s story below.



Michael and Tina

From plans to renovate and extend to custom-designed duplex townhomes, Michael and Tina quickly realised that knocking down and rebuilding was their only option to build the home of their dreams on their Aspendale block.

The couple was so clear on the vision for their new home that on their first visit to see Carlisle’s Matisse 35 on display, they deposited on the spot!

“Building with Carlisle, we definitely got value for money and there were no surprises,” says Michael.

The couple and their three children are loving life in their beautiful, modern and energy-efficient home. “I’ll never forget the first moment we woke up in our brand-new home – I felt like I was in a resort. And I still feel that way every single morning,” says Tina.




Sameer and Priya

After a rocky start with another builder, Sameer and Priya turned to Carlisle Homes to bring their knockdown-rebuild dream to life in Essendon West. And they're happy they did. "I'd rate our builder 10 out of 10. I still walk into this house and pinch myself sometimes,” says Priya.

“Reflecting on our experience, our Sales Consultant was great. He knew the products, the processes, and his communication was always on point,” she says. It’s true what they say – first impressions really do count – because that “was our first impression of Carlisle, and it definitely gave us confidence that we were making the right choice.”

Watch the video below, where Sameer and Priya share their knockdown-rebuild story and why they chose the Montague Grand 44.



Carlisle: Melbourne’s knockdown-rebuild specialist

Carlisle Homes is Melbourne’s leading expert in knockdown-rebuilds. Their specialist in-house team has decades of experience in knockdown-rebuilds, and is ready to help you figure out your finances, choose the perfect design for your budget and block, and guide you right through the demolition and construction process.

Keen to learn exactly what happens during the knockdown-rebuild process, and pick up some expert tips for success? Check out their knockdown-rebuild podcast.

More homes, more options!

If you’ve decided to embark on a knockdown-rebuild, you’ll find your perfect design at Carlisle Homes. They have over 200 home designs for you to choose from – that’s more than any other Melbourne builder. There’s something for every budget, block size, family size and set-up, so take a look.

Building in one of Melbourne’s inner- or middle-suburban suburbs on a block measuring 50 feet (15.24 metres) wide? Carlisle has just released six new luxury Affinity homes specially tailored to this classic Melbourne lot size – learn more here.

Thinking of a knockdown-rebuild (KDR)? Download your essential KDR information pack here, or give Carlisle’s expert KDR team a call on 1300 520 914. Eager to see the dream house you could soon be calling home? Visit one (or more!) of Carlisle’s 70+ display homes, located right across Melbourne and Geelong.


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