Knock Down and Rebuild

Love your neighbourhood but not your house? 

A knock-down rebuild project could be the perfect answer for you! Rebuilding your home can mean a no-compromise finish, put walls and plumbing exactly where you want them, get that airy open planned Queensland living, make the laundry bigger and add in that ensuite and walk-in wardrobe that you always wanted. See you later 50’s floorplan and fittings!

A knock down rebuild solution will appeal if:

✔   You have always dreamed of building your new home and you don’t want to compromise on your vision
✔   Your existing home is old, or has a terrible floorplan
✔   You love your local area, keep your favourite café and keep the kids in their local school
✔   You want to save stamp duty costs and real estate agent fees (who doesn’t?)

We help make it easy for you to build your dream home with award-winning designs and over two decades of experience as Queensland’s No.1 builder. Not only that but we offer a 50 Year Structural Guarantee* and 12 month warranties.

To support your knock down rebuild project from the get go -  we site your block and assist you in choosing the best floorplan and design to suit you perfectly. We have over 70 designs to choose from and offer a selection of structural options to truly make it your own. Plus by building with Plantation Homes you get all of our standard inclusions that others call upgrades!

We pride ourselves in transparency and provide quotes and costings upfront so there are no hidden extras to surprise you down the track. We manage your building permits and the construction journey so you can relax knowing your build is in trusted hands.

For more information or to speak to a knock down rebuild expert contact us today!

View our Knock Down and Rebuild Process


Step 1 - Research and Preparation

    • Speak to your Council about your intention to demolish your home and find out relevant details about your land.
    • Find a demolition company.
    • Request a copy of your Demolition Permit from your demolition company and forward it to us.
    • Disconnect power and gas – your utility company will need time to process your request so organise this in advance
    • Advise your demolition company to cap off the sewer at the main sewer connection point and in accordance with local authority guidelines i.e. Seal Off Application Form and an On Site Council Inspection. Please Note: Form 4 will not be accepted.

    More information is always welcome

    When you speak to your Council, try to find out as much information as you can as this will help you to foresee potential issues. In particular, try to determine when sewer lines were installed in your area – this can flag potential future issues such as hidden items in the earth, septic tanks, wells, pools, pipes, etc. If you pinpoint these issues prior to construction, you may avoid the extra cost of removal and possible reengineering of your slab design. Please note that Council information, or lack of, is not necessarily a reflection of what may or may not be found on site and could impact on any planning overlays.

    Step 2 - Onsite connections and considerations

    Water Connections

    If your site does not already have an existing water meter you will need to arrange for one to be provided. (Contact your local Council for further information).

    Does your storm water (roof water) discharge to the curb? If your land is relatively flat, then you may require a sealed stormwater system to enable discharge. This will be determined by our qualified team and is site specific.

    Power Connections

    Your current and proposed power supply will need to be confirmed prior to demolition of your existing home. If your current site has overhead power supply, then the set back of the house, location of power supply and the height of your home will need to be considered to determine the new power connection. These factors will determine if you will need a temporary or permanent power pole to the front of your property. Next, the supply availability to the front of the property will need to be assessed, as conducted by a licensed electrician who will submit a Supply Availability request to Energex. In a normal circumstance, this process will take 10 days. If a supply relocation is necessary and a permanent power pole is required, with a meter box attached, this process can take between 2-4 weeks and will be completed before demolition begins.

    For homes with underground power supply, the first step will be to have the power abolished by Energex prior to demolition. A licensed electrician will then submit a Supply Availability request to Energex, which will also determine whether the supply on the footpath will need to be upgraded. If an upgrade is required, this process may take between 4 weeks to 6 months with applications costs involved.

    Site Considerations

    If there are any trees you'd love to keep on your land, you'll need to let us know. If the house falls within the perimeter of the tree, an engineer may request that they be removed at the owner’s expense to ensure the integrity of your home’s slab for many years to come. Bear in mind, this could be expensive depending on the tree and its proximity to the new home. If you wish to retain a particularly large tree for added shade in those summer Queensland afternoons, the engineer may approve that 1m piers be installed, preventing the extensive root system from jeopardising the home slab and neighbouring constructions.


    Any additional items will be included in your Tender for an identification survey for the re-establishment of the boundary markers. This is required for all demolitions as it will indicate clear title boundaries. Plantation Homes will only build from title boundaries.

    Step 3 - Post demolition

    It's time to set your sights on onsite construction, so please ensure all excess soil and rubbish is cleared and grass has been cut.

    Tell us when the demolition is complete and we’ll organise the second soil and survey.