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If you've started to think that your current home no longer suits your needs and that the time has come for you to have the home you’ve always dreamed of, you don’t have to settle for less, or make compromises that are inherent with renovating.

You love your current neighbourhood, the kids are in school, but as they grow, the lack of personal space is becoming a real issue! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to stay exactly where you are in a brand new home that’s designed to meet all the needs of your family?

With the cost of renovating quite often outweighing the cost of starting fresh and building new, a knockdown and rebuild can be a much easier decision.

Make your new home dream a reality with the help of the Knockdown & Rebuild Team at Porter Davis.

Why Porter Davis?

At Porter Davis we think what we do matters, because a new home is so much more than bricks and mortar. We believe a new home is the foundation to the picture of how life should and can be.

To us, the idea of a home goes way beyond construction, or service, or design or style. It’s the very cornerstone of life’s hopes and aspirations. And it’s a brave thing to create. We understand and respect that - and those who set out to create their dreams around a new home. We appreciate the fragility of such visions and we exist to protect and nurture those dreams.

Our Knockdown & Rebuild team will help you through the process every step of the way

  • We carefully assess your block of land and discuss its possibilities with you.
  • We work with you to understand how you want to live and how to choose your ideal home.
  • We provide easy to understand quotes and a fixed price HIA contract.
  • We organise approvals and permits for your new home.
  • We guarantee your construction time frame inclusive of your personal variations.

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Touch it, feel it, see it, live it

We believe your home is the ultimate way to express yourself and we understand the need to find the right house design and interior theme to suit your personality and lifestyle. With a beautiful new Porter Davis home you can get everything you’ve been looking for and you don’t have to settle for a renovated compromise.
  • Entire range of Prestige and Lifestyle designs available in our new inner city zone.
  • Wide range of stunning kitchen and bathroom designs, structural options and storage solutions to choose from to customise your home.
  • 64 interior styles to be inspired by. To find out the style that best suits you take our fun interactive quiz. You may be surprised at what style you really are!
  • Wide range of bricks, tiles, fittings, fixtures & electrical options available from our World of Style Showroom where everything you can think of to style and finish  your new home is all under one roof. 
  • Dedicated interior design consultants to help make your selections process a smooth one.


Key things you need to know

If you're considering a knockdown rebuild, there are many variables which need to be first considered.

Planning regulations, street frontage and depth of block, setbacks, easements, slope of your block of land, orientation and natural light, driveway position, drainage, street access, power supply, neighbours and pool (existing and/or new) are just some of the items that need to be looked at before you proceed.

Once you've narrowed down a home design that suits you, we'll then take you through the process in detail, including what you need to know and outline who looks after what throughout the demolition and construction periods. With an expert team with extensive experience with knockdown and rebuild projects we'll help you with both general and technical aspects of your new home build journey.

If you're interested in learning more about knocking down and rebuilding new with Porter Davis, contact our expert team today to organise a site assessment and to get your copy of our comprehensive guide to knockdown and rebuild.

New split level designs

New split level designs

If you have a sloping block you'd like to rebuild on, you can also consider the benefits of Porter Davis split level designs.

  • Suitable for sloping blocks with a minimum of 1.0m and maximum of 3.5m of fall.
  • Works with the natural lay of the land, rather than against it.
  • Step up or down into your living space – split level designs work both ways, depending on your sloping block.
  • Enjoy aesthetic benefits to your streetscape that might otherwise be lost in expansive retaining walls.
  • Create a sophisticated and unique home with well-defined areas.

Our sloping block design option is currently available on the Dunedin 31 and the Durham 31 from our Lifestyle range.

Porter Davis Split Level house designs

The benefits of knocking down and rebuilding new

  • Move into the dream home you’ve always wanted.
  • Continue living in your suburb and street.
  • Keep your children at their current schools.
  • Stay close to the local shops, amenities and services you love.
  • Enjoy a brand new home more suited to your lifestyle and personal style.
  • Less maintenance required.
  • More cost effective than a complicated and lengthy renovation to an older home.
  • Keep the equity in your land and avoid hefty stamp duty and selling costs.
  • Avoid restrictions and compromises associated with renovating an older style home.
  • Improve the energy efficiency of your home with a 6-star, or more, energy rating.
  • Potentially increase the value of your property when you’re ready to sell.

Where we build

Porter Davis has been building houses since 1999.

We now build across Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Geelong and Warragul regions.

Download our build zone map - the shaded areas indicate where we build. 

If you are on the boundary of a shaded area, please contact us on 1800 PORTER or enquire and we'll assess if we can build in your location.

Out of build zone 1 surcharges apply. Contact us for more information.

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Rebuild info sessions

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Bayside Collection

Make your knockdown and rebuild dream a reality with our all new Bayside Collection with designs specifically to suit Bayside Council requirements.

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