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If you’re planning on renovating your current home because you’re not happy with it, perhaps you should consider demolishing it and building a new house in its place. This can actually work out cheaper, and will almost certainly end up being more energy efficient.
Here are a few reasons why it’s a good idea to demolish your home instead of renovating it:
1. Maximize the Potential of Your Land
If your home is built on a big piece of land, your current property may not be doing it justice. By knocking down your current home and rebuilding, you can take full advantage of the surrounding land.
2. Build Your Dream Home
Not everyone gets to build their dream home, so if you’re in a position to be able to do so, it’s something you should seriously consider. Whether it’s a huge, open-plan mansion or a slick bungalow with an accompanying garage, shed and annex, building your dream home is an opportunity that doesn’t come up every day – grab it while you have chance!
3. Your Old Home is Falling Apart
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If your current home is an old building that’s coming apart at the seams, it could be a very wise idea to demolish it before it falls down of its own accord. Doing so will leave you free to build a much sturdier, safer home for you and your family to live in, and you could end up spending less than if you tried to restore your old home.
4. Your Old Home Isn’t Energy Efficient
If your current home has thin windows and walls, a creaky old boiler, and no insulation, you could be wasting a lot of money on energy bills each year. Knocking it down and building a well insulated, energy efficient home could end up saving you a lot of money over the long run because of reduced energy bills.
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5. Add More Value to Your Property
Surprisingly, demolishing your home and building a new one can actually leave more money in your pocket if you decide to sell. By building a completely new property, it is very likely to be worth a lot more than your old home and so well worth making the investment – just so long as construction costs don’t outweigh the extra value.
6. It Could be Cheaper than Renovating
If your main motivations are monetary, then consider that demolition and construction costs could end up being a lot less than if you decided to renovate. Of course this isn’t guaranteed, so you should definitely do some research before making your decision.
7. You Have Bad Memories in Your Old Home
This is perhaps the most unhappy reason to demolish your home and start again, but if you have bad memories in your current home then it may be worthwhile if only because you wouldn’t have to be reminded of those bad memories daily.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you can get planning permission, and remember to take the neighbours into account before undertaking any demolition or construction work.
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Jake Alba has been a part of the construction industry for more then a decade now. If you have any queries or problem regarding construction or demolition equipment then he can help you with it.