The 8 Knockdown-Rebuild Essentials Your Builder Should Offer
by Carlisle Homes
Weighing up a knockdown rebuild? Here’s what you should expect from your builder
If you love everything about where you live, but nothing about the home you’re living in, a knockdown-rebuild can be a great option. But before you commit, make sure your builder is offering you these eight important inclusions to ensure you’re getting the build quality, guarantees and detailing you want from your new home.
It’s not uncommon to want different things from your home as your family grows. Perhaps you want a little privacy from the kids with a parent’s retreat, a bigger outdoor area for entertaining, multi-functional living spaces to accommodate study and working from home, or a rumpus room where the children can hang out with their friends.
If you love the area you’re living in and don’t want to move, you may have discovered that a knockdown-rebuild is cheaper per square metre than renovating – plus you get a brand new, energy-efficient home that perfectly suits your lifestyle (you can read more about knockdown-rebuilds here).
At Carlisle Homes, we are experts in knockdown-rebuilds, offering an exceptionally high build quality, full transparency, value for money and more standard inclusions than any other home builder in Victoria. So before you sign with another builder, make sure they offer you these eight important things:
1. A dedicated knockdown-rebuild team
Right from the get-go, one of our Carlisle team members will be assigned to provide you with personalised customer service and clear, regular communication. Team members provide you with support at every point in the process and are available to answer any questions you may have, from the moment you enter our display home, right up until the end of your warranty period – and beyond.
2. More premium standard inclusions
We believe there are some things that should just be included in the base price of a home. What our competitors call ‘extras’ we call standard inclusions. Not only do our homes come with more inclusions, but we only use trusted products and brands so you can get quality that will last the test of time.
As part of our Luxe Event promotion, you can choose a Carlisle Affinity Collection home and expect the following inclusions at no extra charge; 19 facade options, a designer entertainer’s kitchen with luxury Caesarstone® benchtops, Fisher & Paykel appliances, wine rack and glass splashback; a fully appointed butler’s pantry; premium porcelain tiles and carpet or engineered flooring throughout; energy-efficient double-glazed windows; premium electric pack; and a striking timber staircase to your double-storey home – and more.
Select a Carlisle T-Range home and enjoy these inclusions at no extra cost as part of our Luxe Event promotion; 18 facade options; a deluxe entertainer’s kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops, premium appliances and glass splashback; tiled or laminate timber and carpeted floors; double-glazed windows; deluxe electrical pack with motion detectors; an alarm system; a statement staircase to your double-storey home; remote-controlled garage door; concrete roof tiles; and Colorbond® metal fascia and pipes.
3. A home tailored to you
We all want different things from our homes – perhaps you dream of a designer kitchen, a super-sized walk-in ‘robe or a spacious alfresco area where you can entertain a crowd. When you build with Carlisle, you can customise your home exactly the way you want it.
Choose from over 50 different home designs with flexible layouts to suit a contemporary lifestyle, and a wide range of façade options so you can create a unique look. At our award-winning Spectra Selection Centre, you’ll be able to see and touch the latest designer fixtures and finishes and, with the help of a dedicated design consultant, choose the perfect ones to suit your new home.
4. A 25-year structural guarantee
We believe in building our award-winning homes from high-quality materials that will last the distance. To ensure additional peace of mind, all of our homes come with a solid 25-year structural guarantee.
5. Build time guarantee
We guarantee the completion date of your new home regardless of any changes made. The date we tell you your new home will be ready is the date you can move in. No delays, no excuses.
6. Six-star energy rating
All Carlisle homes are built with a six-star energy rating, on any orientation. This means your new home is designed and built from the ground up to be more energy-efficient, saving you money every month on power bills.
7. Guaranteed quality
Carlisle Homes is all about building homes of quality, not quantity. We limit the number of homes we build and we have the lowest home-to-site-manager ratio in the industry. This means that we are able to provide a higher level of professionalism, construction quality, and attention-to-detail than any other home builder.
8. 100-point warranty inspection
We are committed to delivering a high standard of quality in everything we do. Our quality assurance program is our commitment to your customer satisfaction, which is why we build our homes to display home quality. Three months after you move in we undertake a comprehensive 100-point warranty inspection. This ensures that any issues are addressed and rectified sooner rather than later, allowing you to get on with enjoying your new home.