Lets get prepared for your knockdown rebuild.

15 October 2021 - 3 min read

It’s all about location, right? So if you’re happy with your neighborhood, don’t move.

Get started on your knock down rebuild journey in Brisbane.

Perhaps you’ve outgrown your current home and as your family grows you’re in need of a home that can adapt to your busy lifestyle.

You don’t have to settle for less or make compromises that are inherent with renovating, we can help! We’ve created an essential guide with helpful tips and tricks to assist you through your knockdown rebuild.


Understand your land

First things first, understanding the conditions of your land is paramount when deciding to do a knockdown rebuild. Considering factors such as land size, tree removal, council overlays (like heritage, flood or bushfire) and slope are important as they can guide your site works expenses and design selection. Our consultants can also help you assess any underground sewer or gas lines that may need to be considered for your build as they can affect the cost of your knock down rebuild project.


When building a new home, your Site Supervisor will be responsible for coordinating several large deliveries that may require trucks or cranes. Take into consideration the size and busyness of the roads surrounding your property, any schools or bustops closeby and overhead powerlines as these may be subject to additional traffic management requirements.

Let’s talk demolition

We recommend engaging a registered demolition contractor as early as possible, but do not schedule demolition until we have received building approval to proceed. Porter Davis can help with this process by recommending reputable and qualified demolition experts. Remember to obtain 2-3 quotes as pricing can vary – while some contractors may include items like service disconnection and asbestos removal, others allow for demolition works only.

Design time

Now for the fun part! Picking your future home design. Think about your family and your lifestyle – how do you use your current home? How do you want to use it? What is it about your current home that you want to enhance or change? Understanding your own criteria will help guide you through our selection of innovative designs. Do you need four bedrooms or five? Is having separate living spaces important to you? Do you need a dedicated study space for those work from homes days?

Explore our full collection of home designs.

Explore the Mont Albert Grange

Our bestselling design within the new Grange series, the Mont Albert Grange, is a favourite among knockdown rebuilders.

With four bedrooms upstairs all with ensuites, and one bedroom downstairs for guests or elderly parents, it’s easy to see why this home resonates with so many families.

An impressive double storey void above the meals area is an architectural statement and filters light to every corner of the ground floor.

Explore the Mont Albert Grange today to experience the Grange difference for yourself.

Grange QLD

Explore the Grange series and experience the best in design, style and quality.

Thoughtful design is enhanced with lavish quality inclusions such as upgraded Silestone benchtops, extended ceiling and door heights and superior flooring options.

And it’s the attention to these finer details that elevates your home above the rest.

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Discover the Porter Davis difference

Building a new home is a big deal. This is why we are dedicated to ensuring you have peace of mind throughout the entire journey. We’ve listened carefully to what matters most to our customers and that’s why we are able to deliver homes that feel like they’re cut from a different cloth – more considered, more clever, more imaginative…more thoughtful.

Discover the Porter Davis difference