Knockdown And Rebuild Vs Renovation And Extension

Free Assessment Shows You The Best Way To Get The Home You’ve Always Wanted Without Moving

Free Assessment And Advice Comparing Your Renovating And Knockdown-Rebuild Options

More For Your Money With Transparent Fixed Pricing And No Nasty Surprises

Local Family Company With 50+ Years Experience Building On The Central Coast

We are glad to organise for your rent to be covered while we are building your home, Our goal is to make your building experience enjoyable and stress-free.


Is A Knockdown And Rebuild Right For You? Pros, Cons, and Other Considerations

The Central Coast has changed a lot over the past 30 years. Once a sleepy seaside village for holidays, it’s now a sort-after destination for family homes.

The problem is, most of the current homes don’t match the quality of the land or the lifestyle people want. Sometimes these homes are worth renovating and extending. But sometimes you’re better to start from scratch. Get everything exactly as you want it including:

  • The exact floor plan, features, and finishes you’ve always wanted
  • Modern building materials that look better, last longer, and require less maintenance
  • Energy-efficiency for power savings
  • Stable temperature year-round with less heating and cooling for a healthier more comfortable home
  • Everything fresh and brand new
  • New home warranty

With 50+ years of experience building on the Central Coast, as well as special experience in real estate buying, selling and investing, we can assess your current home and land and explain your options including: a complete renovation, ground floor extension, second story extension, and knock down and rebuild.

Which Of These Common Questions And Concerns Do You Have About Knockdown And Rebuild?

Like many people looking to knock down and rebuild their home, perhaps you are…

Feeling awkward about demolishing your house

and want to speak with a builder who can lay out all your options so you can move ahead with knowledge and confidence.

Wondering about overcapitalising

and want to speak with a builder who knows the local real estate market and has experience in buying, selling, and investing in the area.

Concerned that what you really want will cost too much

and want a builder with the experience to help you save in some areas (like demolition and earthworks), so you have more to spend on special features and finishes you’ve been dreaming about for years.

Afraid the price will change after you sign the contract

and want an honest builder who gives you a transparent, fixed price and includes everything in the contract, so you’re not surprise by unexpected bills.

Afraid your knockdown and rebuild will go over time (and budget)

and want a builder with a proven process and trusted tradespeople to keep everything running on schedule.

Concerned you won’t have enough time and emotional energy

and want a builder who manages everything, guiding you systematically through every step so it’s enjoyable and stress-free.

Worried you won’t be kept informed

and want direct access to the owner of the company (not a salesperson) so you always know what’s happening with your home.

Concerned your builder may be financially unstable

and want a dependable builder with a solid reputation and sound financial base so you can feel confident you’re in safe hands.

Afraid your home may look nice but have hidden defects

and want a builder with meticulous attention to detail (in frame and finish) to ensure it looks amazing and lasts a lifetime.

Lots of homeowners looking to knockdown and rebuild have these exact concerns and questions. That’s why we’ve developed a Free Discovery Session to share our 50+ years of experience and give you the information you need to get the exact home you’ve always wanted without moving.

How We Help You Knockdown And Rebuild So You Get The Exact Home You’ve Always Wanted Without Moving

(And Enjoy The Whole Experience)


Over the past 50 years our family has built more than 130 homes in the Central Coast region.

Unlike other builders that specialise in (and therefore recommend) either renovations or knockdown and rebuilds (without taking time to assess which is best for you), we have experience in both and outline the pros, cons, and considerations so you have all the information you need to make a confident decision.

And while other builders catch your attention with misleadingly low prices (that exclude tens or even hundreds of thousands in extra costs like demolition, earthworks, driveway, fencing etc.), we give you a fully transparent, honest price that includes absolutely everything with no hidden surprises. And we’ll help you get more house for your money, saving on things that are less important so you can have all the special features and finishes you’ve always wanted.

Then our own family tradespeople (our four sons) and their skilled team will handcraft every detail of your home with precision and pride. Sticking to a strict schedule to ensure your home is ready on time and on budget.


What Other Clients Say About Their Experience With Edwards Family Homes

We’ve been privileged to help more than 130 Central Coast families get their dream home over the past 50 years. Here’s what some of them say about their home and experience working with the Edwards family.

Why Central Coast Homeowners Choose Edwards Family Homes For Their Knockdown And Rebuild

Embarking on a knockdown and rebuild of your home is exciting. It’s the chance for you to get everything you’ve ever wanted in your home – the extra space, the modern comforts and conveniences, and the floorplan, features, and finishes -- all without moving.

But it can also be a stressful time. And mistakes can be costly and cause long-term disappointment.

Here are some ways Edwards Family Homes are different from other builders. And what we do to ensure your knockdown and rebuild goes smoothly (on budget and on time), and you get the exact home you want without moving.

Full House And Land Assessment With All Your Options

When other builders visit your site, they only see one option: The one they offer (whether it’s best for you or not). Our 50+ years of experience in renovations, extensions (including second storey), demolition, custom building, and real estate (buying, selling, and investing) empower us to help you get the very best outcome. We start by assessing your property (using our detailed checklist of more than 15 items) to outline all your options along with the pros, cons, and considerations (including highest and best use of land). We will answer all your questions and give you the information you need to move forward with clarity and confidence.

Designed For You And Your Unique Block Of Land

Sadly, most homes are the result of a generic design, created for a generic market, based on a generic block of land. That’s why they look so common. Why they are so dark and stuffy inside. And why they never quite feel like the home you really want.

We take time to get to know you. To understand the vision you have for your home. And to help you get clarity about what you really want. Then we share advice from our 50+ years of experience to refine your ideas in a design that matches your unique personality, provides the ultimate in comfort and convenience, and brings out the best (views, privacy, light, breezes) in your land.

Guidance To Get More House For Your Money

Most builders (and even architects) try to modify generic plans to fit your needs. This means you end up overpaying for things you don’t want, and compromising on things that are important to you.

Our designers are different. We start from a blank page. And create every detail to give you the exact renovation or extension you want. We’ll show you how to save thousands in areas that are not as important, so you have more to spend on the things you really want

No Surprises Or Stress

Too many homeowners think they know what they are getting. But are surprised (and disappointed) when their finished house is missing so many of the things they really wanted. Things they saw in the display home, read about in the catalogue, and discussed with their builder or salesperson.

We listen carefully, ask clarifying questions, and take comprehensive notes to ensure we understand exactly what you want. We include every last detail in the contract (with exact prices). And we supervise every step to ensure you get the exact house you want, with no disappointing surprises or stress. You’ll enjoy the process and love the end result.

Finished On Time (We Will Even Organise To Pay Your Rent)

Read any online forum and you’ll see how many homeowners suffer months of uncertainty due to building delays. This can cost tens of thousands in extra rent. Not to mention the stress of uncertainty.

Our meticulous process (including supply procurement and trade scheduling) ensures we finish your home on time. We’re so confident, we are happy to organise to pay your rent during the build.

Fully Transparent Fixed Pricing (With All The Details)

Sadly, many people become excited by the low (misleading) prices they see advertised by other builders. It’s not until after they sign a contract that they realise they will need to pay tens of thousands extra for things they thought were included (things like demolition, earthworks, retaining walls, driveway, landscaping, power, NBN and more). And due to poor project management, some of the selections they fell in love with after spending hours choosing (benchtops, taps, tiles and more) are no longer available and they need to choose again – often at much higher prices.

Your contract with Edwards Family Homes is complete and accurate. You will know everything you’re getting and precisely what it will cost. And our fastidious project management ensures all your selection orders are locked in early, so you get exactly what you want without paying a cent extra.

Deal Directly With The Owners

When you choose a large builder, you’re just one of twenty, fifty, or even a hundred or more customers. Your point of contact is often a commission salesperson who only really cares until the contract is signed. And even smaller builders are often so busy (and disorganised) you can’t get answers to your questions (or even phone calls or emails returned).

When you choose Edwards Family Homes, you deal directly with the family who owns the business. Get immediate answers to your questions (you’ll have our mobile phone numbers). Follow every step of your home through live photos and weekly updates on our building portal. You’ll always know what’s happening and feel part of your building journey.

The People On The Tools Own The Company

Many builders aren’t even qualified tradespeople. They attempt to assemble and supervise a team of people to perform tasks they can’t perform themselves. It’s no wonder the results are so haphazard.

All key tradespeople in our business are part of our family and co-owners in the company. They take pride in every nail and screw and build your home as if it was their own -- structurally sound and flawlessly finished.

Decades Of Experience And Financial Stability

Building more than 130 homes on the Central Coast over the past 50 years has earned Edwards Family Homes a reputation as a trustworthy builder. Our proven process and team of skilled tradespeople (most of whom are family members and co-owners of the company) ensure you receive a first-class home with a financially stable company.

Our Best Knockdown And Rebuild Advice – 100% Free

Researching knockdown and rebuild options can be time consuming and confusing. The quickest and easiest way to get answers to your questions and the information you need to get the exact home you want without moving is with a no-obligation Free Discovery Session.

Free Discovery Session:

Your Next No-Obligation Step To Get The Exact Custom Family Home You Want

The quickest and easiest way to find out more is with a no-obligation Free Discovery Session where Carl Edwards and his team will…

  • Answer your questions (even the ones you don’t yet know to ask) so you get the information you need to avoid expensive mistakes and get the exact custom home you want
  • Help you gain clarity around what you want in your custom home (and explain the different options to bring your vision to life)
  • Give you an honest and realistic overview of demolition and building costs (and where it’s best to prioritise your investment) so you can plan with confidence with no unexpected surprises
  • Explain how Edwards Family Homes can help you knockdown and rebuild so you can have the exact home you want without moving.

Your Discovery Session will be with Carl Edwards, the owner of Edwards Family Homes (not a commission salesperson). Carl and his team will generously share their 50+ years of experience building custom homes on the Central Coast.

Naturally, we’d love to help you with your knockdown and rebuilt. But in any case, we’re glad to answer your questions and provide information to help you get the exact home you’ve always wanted without moving.

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