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Knockdown & Rebuild Brisbane


Do you have the perfect block of land?

But have outgrown your home?

There is no need to leave the Brisbane community you love to have the house that fulfils all your needs and dreams because our team has you covered. The professional and experienced crew at OJ Pippin can knock down and rebuild your home with a design and budget that suits you.

We offer end-to-end demolition and rebuild services so that when you find your ideal block (or maybe you’re already living on it!), together we can form a blank slate, ready to create your dream home.

The benefits of a knockdown rebuild vs a renovation

We offer an end-to-end knockdown and rebuild service, so that when you find your ideal block (or maybe you’re already living on it! We can help you with everything you need to create a blank slate, ready to build your dream home.

There are many reasons people choose to either renovate or demolish their existing Brisbane house.

Some of these considerations include:

Renovations require you to plan around the existing structure that can become very messy. Whereas a new place gives you complete freedom to create everything from scratch.

When renovating, it’s not unusual for there to be an expenses blowout due to faults and issues with the existing house that are discovered along the way.

If you’re trying to do a look that mixes the old with the new it can be hard to achieve a seamless look.
A brand new residence has a six-year and six-month structural guarantee and no hidden costs.


Making the decision of whether to renovate or work with a demolition company takes some thought, but there are situations where starting over is the smarter option.

Reasons for this include:

  • A lack of available land in the suburb that suits your lifestyle.
  • Finding a great community with no housing options.
  • You have outgrown your current space but love the location.
  • Renovating isn’t your thing or your preferred design isn’t easily achieved by renovating.
  • Prefer to avoid the transaction expenses – no stamp duty, selling or moving fees.
  • You want a contemporary look with high-quality finishes in the latest trends.
  • You want to subdivide your existing lot to gain financial benefits and security.

Guiding you through the process

Project feasibility & confirmation

Deciding whether your block is suitable is not something you have to do on your own, our team will work with you to determine whether a rebuild project is the right decision following these simple steps.

Obligation-free site assessment

Our construction experts will provide feedback, recommendations and discuss any potential issues with you. This could include additional land preparation work needed to address potential environmental risks and hazards to consider.

Meet with our design team

They will work with you to create a custom design that represents your lifestyle.

Ball-park pricing

The last step is when we determine costings and budget. We can help you create a project cost and budget that leverages the most of the price you're willing to pay, from the size to the growing popularity in a new community and the final features and materials chosen.

You’ve said yes

The contract has been signed, so what happens next?

Site assessment

Which includes a site survey and plans get drawn up for council


During the demolition we’ll take care of:

  • Sourcing permits, obtaining approvals and applications;
  • Arranging the disconnection and reinstatement of all services; and
  • Coordinating the demolition of your home and clearing the site.
This stage is critical for ensuring a safe and successful building journey, as well as having a significant impact on the longevity and sustainability of your home.


Now is when our team of specialists will begin working to create the home you have always wanted.

Brisbane's Leading Specialist in knockdown rebuilds

At OJ Pippin, we have successfully delivered over 150 knockdown-rebuilds, so we know what it takes to get the job done right transparently and cost-effectively.

If you think this might be the option that is right for you, we offer an obligation-free site inspection. One of our experienced crew will provide you with all the essential details and information you need to understand the process before undertaking such a significant change.

The services included when constructing your new residence at a fixed-price include:

  • Demolition of the old house;
  • Applying for council permits on your behalf; and
  • Engaging with all required services.

Our experts specialise in lots that are challenging – Whether your land is sloping, steep, narrow, small, or irregular.


FAQ’s About Knock Down Rebuild Brisbane Projects

A number of factors influence the final cost required to knock down and rebuild a new home in Brisbane, including your new home design and customisations, the cost of purchasing the land (if not already owned), and the permits and permissions required from your local council.

Is it cheaper to demolish and rebuild, renovate, or buy a new dream home?

While renovations can be a cost-effective way to help design the home of your dreams, there are times when the longevity, safety, or sustainability of your home (and the project budget!) mean knocking down and rebuilding is a better course of action. If you’re interested in securing and moving into a new home as soon as possible, buying an existing home will likely be your best course of action. If you have more time to consider a new design and withstand the building process, demolishing and rebuilding on existing land can help you design the home of your dreams.

Absolutely. While the property may already be yours, you will need permission and permits from your local council before knocking it down, redesigning it, and building a home on your land. The OJ Pippin team can help you with this process, if needed.

That depends on the changes you foresee wanting or needing in your home. If you’ve bought an older home that requires significant work on major features such as the foundation or roof, it may make more financial sense to tear it all down and start over. Interested in adding minimal space? You’ll likely be able to add on a small extension for less than a knockdown and rebuild project.

A number of factors can influence the timeline needed to knock down and rebuild a new home on existing land, including: council permission, applications, and permits; land preparation; the home design and planning stage; the construction stage, including ordering and receiving chosen materials; and post-build inspections. It was expected that the knockdown and rebuild process would follow a similar timeline as an entirely new build on a vacant plot of land.

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