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Demolish and Build

From old to new without having to move suburbs.

Demolish and Build

Love where you live but outgrown your home?

If you love your street and suburb, your neighbours and your children’s school, but have outgrown your home, knock down and build the home of your dreams with Summit.

Our team of design experts take care of everything – from planning and budgeting, design and paperwork, all the way through to the demolition and build, we specialise in maximising your block’s potential.

The savings and benefits are considerable, so whatever your reason to knock down and build is, see for yourself how easy it is with Summit.

Why choose Summit for your demo and build?

Trust the experts

When you partner with Summit Homes, we make the process of demolishing and building a seamless journey from start to finish.

Quality at every step

We work hard to ensure everything we do is of the highest standard, from our quality local materials, to our meticulous cleanliness on site, we pride ourselves on industry leading excellence.

Innovative designs

we have an extensive selection of single and double storey new home designs to suit all block types, budgets and lifestyles.

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demo/rebuild guide

Do you love where you live but know that your home needs a lot of work? We sat down with New Home Consultant, David Nelson, with 30 years of experience under his belt, to discuss the pros and cons of the whole process.

What are the first steps?

What are the key planning requirements?

What are the benefits of a new home over an existing older home?

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Demolish and Build Process

Summit has a streamlined 6 step process, which means once you have met with one of our consultants, we take care of everything right through to completion.

Planning & Budgeting

Step 1 | 6

Planning & Budgeting

You’ll meet with one of our experts to discuss your ideas, goals and budget. We have a range of options to suit your needs and financial situation.

Summit team walking through true Core steel frame of demolished home to be rebuilt.

Step 2 | 6


Our experts will survey your block of land to outline all of the costs involved and make sure there’s no surprises along the way. This includes everything from the demolition to the new build, including earthworks and retaining factors.

Step 3 | 6


At Summit, we have a range of plans for you to choose from. Our complimentary custom design service comes at no extra cost, and ensures your new home perfectly suits your lifestyle, family and block of land.

Step 4 | 6


When it comes to council planning and building permits, we take care of everything – so the paperwork isn’t something you need to worry about. We frequently work with councils and shires so the process is a breeze.

Demolish and rebuild project in Perth by Summit Homes

Step 5 | 6


Once the planning has been organised, it’s time for the demolition. We can take care of the demolition for you or we can help you source a reputable demolition contractor.

Step 6 | 6


After demolishing your existing house, we’ll build a stunning new home using our award winning building practices on the block you love and the in the location you don’t want to leave.


Will it take longer to do a demo and rebuild vs a complete renovation on my home?

Not necessarily as it all depends on the scope of works based on the size of your existing home and your land.  The demolition process can run hand in hand with the planning phase of building, so there isn’t any time delay when executed at the right time. If you’re renovating your home from top to bottom, the construction time will be much the same as a new build as you’ll be using the same trades to complete your home.

What is included in the demolition?

Generally it’s a full site clearance and trees and stumps need to be grinded out. What’s included exactly in your demolition will come down to your individual site and what is quoted by the demolition company.

How long does the demolition take?

The general process to organise a demolition is around 4-6 weeks. This is includes the disconnection of services, demolition license, rat baiting etc, which needs to take place prior to the demolition. However, this doesn’t add any additional time to your overall build as all the work done behind the scene takes place concurrently with the progress of your new build.

How long will I have to move out for?

It all depends on the size and scope of your new build and when demolition takes place. We would estimate at least 12 months (at a minimum) from the start of the process to when you move into your new home.

Is it more affordable to find another block to build on, rather than demo?

We find a lot of our clients who go ahead with a demo and rebuild love the area that they live in. It’s usually in an infill suburb where vacant land is far and few between. If you’re in a similar situation and you’re in a location you don’t want to leave, this is where demo and rebuild is your best option.

If you do happen to find land, consider the value of it compared to the land you already own, whilst factoring in real estate selling and buying fees. The added bonus is that you also avoid stamp duty costs which is a huge saving.

Will I need extra council approvals?

Yes a demolition license is required and some shires and councils require you to have a planning approval for the new build before the demolition license is granted. However this is something we take care of and shouldn’t add a considerable amount of time to your overall build.

What are the advantages of going through Summit for a demo and build?

Firstly we listen to your plans and budget. Then after a professional feasibility study of your block – accurately outlining the costs so there’s no surprises later, we take care of all council planning, permits and building approvals. And because we work with your local council so frequently, you’ll enjoy a streamlined process.

With approvals in place, we manage the demolition of your home with minimal disruption. It’s all part of our complete end-to-end project management service.

Is the quote provided by Summit all inclusive?

Yes you will receive a fixed price contract which can be inclusive of your demolition and build costs.

Built around people

At Summit, we’re built around people, which means our clients, team and suppliers are at the core everything we do.We consider it a privilege to be part of your building journey, and so we want to document our partnership together.

Client stories


Elaine & Peter

Elaine and Peter invited us into their recently built farmhouse style home, based around their U-shaped alfresco. This stunning home boasts four bedrooms to cater for their eight grandkids, a large open kitchen and two living rooms, an entertainers delight.

Elaine & Peter's story


Jasmine & Owen

As first time home-owners and first time builders the most important thing for us was building with someone we could trust and who we knew would support us along the way. Chris gave us this reassurance and he was true to his word - he helped us at every step of the journey and we are so grateful for his guidance.

Jasmine & Owen's story

Contact Us

Speak to someone about your plans. Whether you’re considering building, renovating or developing our experts can guide answer any questions you might have.

08 9317 0141

To contact our maintenance team, call:

08 9317 0211

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