When it comes to building your new Allura custom home, we want you to be as informed as possible. Here you'll find industry insights, trends and ideas for what to consider before starting the knock down rebuild journey.

Is Palm Springs the new Hamptons?

As a builder of bespoke custom homes, Allura is finding more and more customers are seeking a warmer aesthetic for their unique new homes. The Palm Springs style offers this.


How to design a custom home with all the space you need

The limited availability of large blocks of land isn’t curbing our desire to have big homes with lots of space; with the average size of a newly built home in Australia in 2019-20 being 235.8 square metres.


The cost of a knock down rebuild

A knock down rebuild can be a viable alternative to buying a home, or doing a major renovation, however it’s important to go into the project with eyes wide open when it comes to the cost.


Watch the process to learn about building a custom home with Allura

Allura Homes understands the decision to knock down your existing home, or a new home, and build a unique custom home is a big investment. We are specialists in this area and know all the questions going through your mind; and we have the answers.


How to achieve a custom home inspired by The Hamptons

Although hailing from the USA, Hamptons is an increasingly popular style for many Australian homeowners creating a custom home design. Situated on New York’s exclusive Long Island, The Hamptons has become synonymous with a luxurious, coastal aesthetic. With spacious verandahs, high ceilings, and bright, beachy interiors it’s easy to see why Hamptons has persisted as a timeless design style.


Buy to knock down, instead of compromising

There is a lot to consider when looking for a new home. Not only is the location important, there’s also the room configuration and style to consider. With so many different homes available to buy, it can be overwhelming; what do you need and what can you compromise on. Every family has different requirements and for many, the home they are looking for may not exist.


The importance of finding an all-in-one provider

Building a new home shouldn’t be a logistical nightmare. Finding one builder to create the complete vision of your dream house can significantly reduce the amount of time, effort and stress you invest in the project. From managing applications and the build, to completing the landscaping, driveway, fence, and even a pool, the right builder will project manage everything, so you can enjoy the experience.


Designing a home for a growing family

A functional house design can improve the dynamics of family life. If you have kids on the way, toddlers or teens, it’s essential to design a family home that meets your needs now, while also thinking about the future. Your home should be a practical and comfortable space that will serve your family for years to come. And if you’re thinking about a knock down rebuild, it’s vital your custom home builder knows your requirements to ensure the home you get is exactly the home you need.


Want a new home? There’s value in doing a knockdown rebuild.

The topic of renovating or rebuilding is a hot one at the moment. While there are numerous TV shows devoted to renovating, it’s important to understand the flipside of knocking down your existing home and rebuilding in the location you love.

The reasons for needing a new home vary from family to family: some have outgrown the existing home, some bought a renovator’s delight and now have the funds to action this, while for some families the current design is no longer functional for their needs.


Allura: Welcome to your home

Businesses evolve, and having established ourselves as a knockdown rebuild expert, it is Allura’s time to reveal a new look.

The essence of our business is knocking down your old home, or one you find in a new location, and bringing a beautiful, bespoke home to life at the best address of all: yours.


Understanding building approvals

Building a new home is exciting, and after experiencing the Allura Lifesize Plans virtual walk-through where you can see your plans literally coming to life, you can truly start to imagine living in your new home.

At this point, you’re understandably keen to move forward with building as quickly as possible. However, a few crucial steps need to take place before building can get underway.


You don’t have to move – 5 reasons to knockdown and rebuild

Do you love where you live, but feel it may be time to move to a bigger, newer home? Common reasons for considering selling up include a growing family, expanding home business, or simply the need for a more functional layout.

The good news is that moving is not your only option. The best solution could be to knock down your existing home and rebuilding, with everything you want, exactly where you want it, in exactly the location you want to live.


Is a renovation really worth it?

Long gone are the days of buying the worst house on the best street for a rock-bottom price. Potential homeowners will need deep pockets to buy property in any condition in Sydney and that includes homes that are hardly fit for habitation.

Take a closer look and there is a trend emerging: buying to knock down instead of renovate.


The Allura difference

There is no doubt that home is at the centre of things for most of us. You are thinking about building a new home, a huge undertaking. You want to make the right choice but just a quick search of the internet throws up dozens of project home builders and Boutique builders in Sydney alone, so why would you choose Allura over others?


Lifesize Plans makes home designs a reality

Building a new home is one of the most important investments you will ever make, both financially and personally. It needs to fit perfectly with your family and your lifestyle needs.

Architectural plans will only go so far in helping you to picture life in your new home. That’s why Lifesize Plans is an important part of the Allura design process. It’s a real-time, digital experience that enables you to be sure that every detail is right, that what you’ve imagined has been captured in the design.


Download our Knock Down Rebuild guide

Looking for a new home can be stressful and confusing. You may not realise that knocking down a home and rebuilding can be a viable alternative. This free guide is designed to demystify the process, and answer many of the questions you may have.

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