Which is the Better Demolition or Renovation?

By 17/02/2023 December 30th, 2023 No Comments

Are you looking to make some changes to your home?

Are you struggling to decide whether a renovation or complete demolition and rebuild is the best option for you?

Well, at Purpose Fill, we’re here to help you out and make the process as stress-free as possible.

When it comes to making changes to your home, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons.

Sure, a renovation may seem like the easier option, but is it really the best choice for you and your property?

In some cases, starting from scratch with a complete demolition and rebuild can save you time, money, and stress in the long run.

First things first, let’s talk about cost. This is often the biggest concern for many of us.

If you’re just looking to add a bit of extra space, a renovation may be the way to go. But if your property is an older build and isn’t up to spec when it comes to power and appliances, the costs can start to add up. Retrofitting an older house is slow, fiddly, and expensive work, whereas starting from scratch can often be cheaper and easier. In contrast, starting anew can often be more affordable and straightforward, especially when adding features like duel fuel hvac systems.

Many builders offer off-plan options that are more cost-effective due to the use of common, bulk materials.

Efficiency is another factor to consider.

The cost of a build isn’t just the materials and labor, it’s also the long-term cost of living in the house. The more you can keep the original fabric, the cheaper a renovation will be. But it also means using materials and appliances that are less efficient.

Starting from scratch is a great way to ensure your house is made with the most modern and efficient materials, saving you money in the long run.

Another advantage of starting from scratch is the control you have over the process. Renovations can often be like opening a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get and it’s not always good. Knocking down walls and digging up floors can reveal anything from subsidence to infestations or sinkholes, which can add large and unexpected costs to the total expense of the project.

But with a complete demolition and rebuild, you know from the beginning what your costs will be and there can’t be any nasty surprises lurking, giving you total visibility over the costs. It also lets you make changes to the project as you go without knock-on effects on other parts of the project, and there are no built-in costs that can’t be avoided.

While it can be tempting to look at an existing house as a project and demolition may seem drastic, there are many ways that a clean start can be cheaper and easier than a renovation.

Not only can you improve your home’s efficiency, but you can also save on costs in the build itself and you can avoid any of the nasty surprises that a renovation can throw up, all while getting exactly what you want from the build.

At Purpose Fill, we understand that making changes to your home can be a daunting task, but we’re here to make the process as stress-free as possible.

We provide demolition services in the Waikato region and can help you with every step of the process. Whether you’re considering a renovation or a complete demolition and rebuild, we’re here to help you make the best decision for you and your property.

So, give us a call or drop us a line and let’s chat about how we can help you get the home of your dreams. Cheers!