Knock Down Rebuild


Love where you live but want more from your home? We can help you get want you want and add value to your home.

It seems like a daunting process – planning, approvals, demolition; and that’s before construction has even started!

 This is where bode living come in. We manage the process from start to finish. We’ve got experienced architects, planners and construction professionals that will do all the hard work for you. We know the process, we have the resources and we have done it all before. That will leave you to focus on the important things like kitchen design, tiles and appliances – all the things that will make your home special.


It’s actually, cheaper per square metre, to knock down & rebuild rather than renovate.


Did you know that it is usually cheaper, per square metre, to knock down and rebuild (kdrb) when compared to a major renovating? And, everything is brand new from the bottom up. You can have a brand new, high quality home right where you are now, in the area you know and love. You still have your old neighbours, shops and schools, in fact everything you like about living where you are now

Cheaper to run and better for the environment.


With a new home you can take advantage of all the latest technology and create a smart, energy efficient home that costs less to run and is better for the environment. Good for you and good for the environment!

Save on stamp duty & agent fees.


When you knock down rebuild on your current site there is no stamp duty to be paid and you don’t have to pay real estate commissions which these days amounts to tens of thousands of dollars.

The money you save can be spent on adding value to your beautiful new home.

Add immediate value.


Most people have heard of the term “overcapitalisation” which is where you spend too much on your home and it is difficult to recoup it when selling. An allied problem to overcapitalising is “undercapitalising”. It's when you have got a good location, a good street and a good suburb and you do a renovation but it's just a cheap renovation and it looks cheap. What happens in that situation is the buyers walk in and they've got the money and they see cheap taps, cheap light fittings and they walk straight out. So undercapitalisation is also a trap to fall into. A well designed and executed knock down rebuild, will create immediate value by matching the location with the quality of the home.

Thank you to the Bode Living team that helped us build two separate units on a corner block in Cook. The Bode Living team provided advice on changes to help keep within budget and any issues were resolved quickly and efficiently. We love the units, selling one and keeping the other as an investment property. The tenants, after 12 months in the unit have commented many times on the layout, energy efficiency and finish of the unit. I’d definitely recommend Bode Living to friends (and have!).
— Geoff and Celia