Build The Dream With Sienna Homes

So you’ve decided it’s time. You love the street, the school, the local coffee shop and your neighbours but the house just doesn’t work for you anymore. You need more space – space for time together, space to escape the mayhem and space for your stuff.

At Sienna Homes, we bring your knock down rebuild dreams to life. We offer a range of contemporary floorplans that work for growing and established families, and if you can’t find one that meets all of your needs, we can modify the design to make it a perfect fit.

We offer premium standard inclusions such as double glazing, reconstituted stone to kitchen, bathrooms and ensuites, Electrolux appliances and high quality flooring throughout.

If it’s time to start your knock down rebuild journey we would love to take that journey with you. Get in touch so we can start creating a home for your happily ever after today.

Our Most Popular Home Designs

The Miller 40

 

The Camden 42

The Felix 42

High Quality Inclusions

Waffle slab construction up to class ‘H’ classification, up to 3m deep & concrete piers if required

 Choice of facades

Double glazed windows

Reconstituted stone to all kitchen & vanity benchtops

Electrolux appliances

High quality flooring throughout

Download our Urban Series Inclusions. Created for knock down rebuilds.

Our Service To You

At Sienna Homes, we pride ourselves on offering a level of service above and beyond that of most building companies. 

FREE SITE APPRAISAL
A desktop review of your building site to determine what you can build on it.

COLOUR BROWSE SESSION
A tour of our showroom so you can view our full range of inclusions and upgrade options.

DESIGN TAILORING SERVICE
An opportunity to review your new home requirements and modify our designs to suit your needs.

DESIGN REVIEW APPOINTMENT
A meeting with our Senior Design Consultant to discuss your final design and how it relates to your site.

COLOUR SELECTION APPOINTMENT
A personal appointment with our Interior Designer, to create the palette for your new home.

AN APPOINTED PROJECT COORDINATOR
A dedicated point of contact to assist you with your enquiries and provide you with progress updates throughout your build.

AN APPOINTED SITE SUPERVISOR
A dedicated site supervisor to manage the works carried out on your site and meet you for on-site meetings when requested or required. 

RACV HOME ASSIST MEMBERSHIP
For extra peace of mind we provide a complimentary 12 month RACV Home Assist membership.

Kick start your knock down rebuild plans with a FREE SITE APPRAISAL 

Take A Look Around Our Knock Down Rebuild Display Home

We have built an exclusive display home for the knock down rebuild market. This home is conveniently located in Wheelers Hill, close to the Monash and Eastlink Freeways. 

Camden Display Home

Open Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm (closed during lockdown).

Camden 360 Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

DO I NEED A PERMIT TO KNOCK DOWN MY HOME?

Yes, you require a demolition permit. This should be arranged by your demolition contractor. 

WILL SIENNA HOMES KNOCK DOWN OUR EXISTING HOME?

We will support you and provide advice during this part of the process, but as Sienna Homes is not a demolition company we will not knock down your home ourselves. Once we have established that your site is ready and we have everything in place to start building your new home as soon as your existing home is demolished, we can provide you with a list of reputable demolition companies that have been used and recommended by other clients and achieved optimal demolition timeframes. You will be required to contact one of these companies and arrange demolition with them directly. 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BUILDING PERMIT AND A TOWN PLANNING PERMIT, AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED THEM?

A building permit is a permit that is required for all new builds. It is issued by a building surveyor. Sienna Homes will arrange this permit on your behalf. 

A town planning permit is enforced by council and is not always required. If a town planning permit is required it will form part of the building permit application and will need to be obtained and provided to the building surveyor prior to the building permit being issued. A planning permit may be required for things like removing vegetation, building close to a boundary or for the style of home you want to build. We will be able to advise you on whether you will require a town planning permit. 

WHAT IS A BUILDING ENVELOPE?

A building envelope is a design parameter relating to what you can build on your site. Think of it as a set of rules or guidelines on what you can and can’t build. 

WHAT IS A SITE SURVEY?

A site survey is an inspection of the site to gain information on how your new home will be positioned the block and if there are any site restrictions or obstructions like vegetation that need to be addressed prior to construction.

WHAT IS A SOIL TEST?

A soil test is conducted by a Geotechnical Engineer who drills into the ground at your site and takes a soil sample to review the reactiveness of your soil at various depths. Soil reactivity is essentially a measurement of how likely it is that the ground under your home will move. It is important for us to understand how stable the soil is as determines the kind of footings your new home needs in order to ensure it is built on an appropriate foundation making it structurally sound. If your soil is subject to a high level of movement, your new home will require stabilising footings. Usually moisture is the main cause of movement, so sandy rocky soil is usually more stable than clay.

Below is a guide to the different soil classifications:

  • Class A – stable, non-reactive: possibility of very little or no ground movement as result of moisture change (often sand and rock sites)
  • Class S – slightly reactive: clay sites with a chance of slight ground movement from moisture changes
  • Class M – moderately reactive: clay or silt sites with the possibility of moderate ground movement
  • Class H1 & H2 – highly reactive: possibility of high to very high ground movement
  • Class E – extremely reactive: possibility of extreme ground movement from moisture changes
  • Class P – problematic sites that include filled, soft soils, such as soft clay or silt or loose sands; landslip; mine or other abnormal moisture conditions or sites which cannot be classified otherwise.

If rock is encountered, a provisional sum will be estimated for the cost to remove it as it is difficult to determine the extent of rock until construction commences. 

IS IT A PROBLEM IF I HAVE POWER LINES NEAR MY SITE?

Your New Home Consultant will assess the proximity of power lines to your existing house and discuss any special requirements with you.

Enquire About Knockdown and Rebuild

To find out more about our knock down rebuild service, get in touch with us today.

We would love to be a part of this journey with you.