Kalka - Knockdown and Rebuild Brisbane

SERVICES

Knockdown + Rebuild

Sometimes the perfect block of land already has a house on it

With our comprehensive knockdown rebuild service, we can help you recreate your dream home at your current address – minimising major lifestyle disruption by remaining in the same location.

Consultation

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Initial investigation meeting and feasibility

The aim of the initial meeting with one of our New Home Consultants is to ensure your needs and desires are understood, and that you have a suitable house design in mind . Prior to demolishing your home it is important to assess the feasibility of a knockdown rebuild. Our New Home Consultant will conduct a site visit and investigation to determine whether your existing home is in a Demolition Control Precinct (DCP) or Character Code area.

Note: if it is determined that the existing home is in a DCP or Character Code area it is likely that demolition will not be possible. In this case we suggest a Kalka renovation.

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Planning scheme requirements review

The next step is to determine the requirements of the local government-planning scheme by reviewing the following:

  • Local area plan requirements
  • Small Lot Code provisions for lots under 450m2 or Queensland Development Code for lots over 450m2
  • Overlays that may affect the site for overland flow and/or flooding
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Preliminary plans and pricing*

At this stage, your New Home Consultant will present a preliminary set of builder’s plans and a schedule of variations that will clearly outline all associated costs. Once you have agreed and signed off on these we will receive the balance of your initial deposit.

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Client services and interior design selections

You are then introduced to your personal Client Services Manager who will assist you through the remainder of your Kalka experience. It is at this stage our interior design team take you through the design and colour selection experience where you have the opportunity to select all of the colours, finishes and fixtures to make your dream, your home.

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Development application

An appropriate Development Application (DA) approval is required to demolish your existing home and your Client Services Manager will complete this submission on your behalf.

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Final tender*

After all final items have been signed off your contract plans will be amended and completed and you will receive your final drawings, colour selections, upgrades (if selected), time frames and final contract price. Here your final contract is completed and signed and we receive your full 5% deposit.

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Application for building permit

Once the DA has been received, your Client Services Manager will apply for your building permit. This is the final stage of the formal building approval process.

While the building permit is waiting to be approved, you will provide evidence of land ownership and make arrangements to vacate the house.

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* At these stages payments are required, however these are nominal amounts rather than a percentage of build.

Construction

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Demolition

Once the building permit and finance approval is received the existing home will be demolished within the terms and conditions of the signed construction contract.

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Build program and site supervisor

Here you will meet your Site Supervisor who will oversee the entire construction of your home. The construction period will be agreed in the construction contract and be dependent upon the amount of demolition, along with the size and design of the new home. Your supervisor will outline your personalised construction program and be available to discuss any questions you may have.

Construction programs generally follow the earth and site work stages below. And these stages form the key milestones of your HIA (Housing Institute of Australia) contract.

  • POOL SHELL
    If your plans include a pool, this is the first thing that needs to be considered and at this stage, we will excavate, supply and install your concrete pool shell.
  • BASE / SLAB
    Concrete piers and footings are supplied and installed, and then the house slab is poured.
  • ROOF AND ROUGHIN
    After the enclosed stage, we can install all facia and your roof. We also then complete all electrical pre-wiring and initial plumbing pipe work.
  • ENCLOSED STAGE
    Here your home’s frames are fixed, as well as all external wall cladding.
  • FIXING
    All internal components such as architraves, cornice, doors to rooms, shower trays, and cabinets are fitted and fixed in position.
  • PRACTICAL COMPLETION
    At practical completion, all plans and specifications—including all statutory requirements to the building work—are complete, in compliance with your contract.

As well as having a regular dialogue with the Site Supervisor w ho oversees your home's construction, your Brisbane-based Client Services Manager supplies weekly progress reports and photo updates throughout the journey of your build.

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Near completion handover

After your construction program is complete, you will have an on-site near completion handover meeting with your Site Supervisor. This is a thorough and detailed walk through your property to ensure it has been finished to your specification.  Any concerns raised here will be promptly rectified prior to your official handover.

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Official handover

It is time to move in! We will meet at your property to handover your keys and final certifications and welcome you to your new home.

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Maintenance

We are dedicated to customer service, and our team works to ensure you are completely satisfied with your investment long after handover.  We offer twelve month maintenance inspections along with six years structural warranty.

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