Many Illawarra homeowners find their residence now hampers rather than supports their lifestyle. Small, disconnected rooms make everyday living and entertaining a challenge. Constant renovations fail to provide a satisfying solution.

The answer may be a knock down rebuild. By demolishing your outdated home and building a new custom one, you can enjoy a living space optimized for how you truly live.

At Adlington Homes, we’re experts in helping homeowners maximize their property’s potential through knock down rebuilds. Keep reading to learn how we can transform your land into your dream home.

Maximize Your Property's Potential

Knocking down your home lets you start completely fresh with a layout tailored to your needs. Our knockdown rebuilds create:

  • Flexible Floorplans – Design customized living, sleeping and entertainment zones.
  • Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Flow – Bring the outdoors in through walls of glass sliding doors.
  • Open Concept Kitchens – Cook, dine and lounge together in beautiful new kitchens.
  • Spa-Like Bathrooms – Enjoy hotel bathrooms with soaker tubs, dual vanities and walk-in showers.
  • Accessory Dwelling Units – Accommodate multi-generational living needs.
  • Home Offices and Gyms – Work, exercise and enjoy hobbies in dedicated spaces.
  • Green, Energy Efficient Homes – Take advantage of new building codes and technologies.

Our Knockdown Rebuild Process

We make demolition and new home construction smooth. Our process includes:

  • Initial Consultation – We assess your property and lifestyle needs.
  • Design Collaboration – Together we conceive your ideal layout and styles.
  • Council Approvals – We handle all needed permits and paperwork.
  • Demolition – Your old home is safely razed creating a blank canvas.
  • New Custom Home Build – Construction brings your plans to life within budget.
  • Quality Finishes – We incorporate stunning fixtures, surfaces and appliances.
  • Landscaping – We can coordinate pools, patios, plantings and more to polish your new home.

Partner with a Trusted Knockdown Rebuild Expert

When you decide to knockdown and rebuild, having an experienced contractor you can trust is key. Here is why over 50 years of Illawarra families have chosen Adlington Homes:

  • Established 1972 – We have a longstanding reputation for excellence.
  • Hundreds of Successful Rebuilds – Our portfolio proves our expertise in home demolitions and rebuilds.
  • Nationally Accredited Builders – We comply with rigorous best practices and building codes.
  • Fixed Price Quotes – We provide accurate upfront pricing with no hidden costs.
  • Handling of all Permits – We deal seamlessly with needed council approvals.
  • In-House Design Team – Our architects and builders work together to realize your vision.


Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing depends on size, materials and custom features. Connect with us for an instant estimate.

Typically 8-12 months. Get a detailed timeline at consultation.

A Development Application and Construction Certificate are required from local council. We will handle for you.

We recommend salvaging light fixtures, hardware, specialty tiles or other items not easily replaceable.

8 Tips for Your Knockdown Rebuild Project

To gain a new custom home through a seamless knockdown rebuild process:

  1. Meet with Multiple Builders – Compare expertise in demolition and rebuilding.
  2. Ask to See Examples – Look at previous rebuild projects to evaluate quality.
  3. Check References – Speak with past knockdown rebuild customers.
  4. Determine realistic Timing – Demolition and debris removal takes several weeks.
  5. Create a Detailed Wishlist – Know exactly what layout, features and finishes you want.
  6. Document with Photos – Take photos of your home’s interior and exterior before demolition.
  7. Find Alternate Lodging – For safety, arrange temporary housing during the rebuild.
  8. Act Decisively – Commit to working with your chosen builder to keep your project on track.

Our team looks forward to discussing your rebuild goals and maximizing your property’s potential.

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Custom Home Builders in Illawarra for Over 50 Years

Adlington Homes has been helping turn dreams into realities for families across the Illawarra region. Our story began in 1972 when Robert Adlington founded the company with a vision to craft bespoke living spaces where memories could be made. Now run by a husband-and-wife team, Duane and Liesa Adlington, we continue upholding his high standards of quality, reliability, and customer service.

If you're looking for someone you can trust with your project from plans through to completion, reach out and book a FREE Consultation so we can get to know you and your project. CLICK HERE to get started

Duane Adlington

Director and Master Builder


Why Choose Us?

When selecting the custom home builder to trust with your dream property, experience and expertise are certainly important factors. At Adlington Homes, we believe a few other key qualities make us uniquely positioned to exceed your expectation.

Quality Construction

With 5 decades of experience, our crew takes immense pride in superior craftsmanship. You can trust your home will stand the test of time.

Unmatched Experience

Our in-depth knowledge comes from personal involvement in thousands of residential builds across Wollongong.

Personalised Approach

Our designers work closely with you to ensure your new home perfectly matches your lifestyle and aesthetic vision.

Reputation You Can Rely On

We have more than 50 years of experience, so you are backing the most reputable builder in the Illawarra region.

Budget Assurance

Fixed-price contracts protect you from cost overruns. Transparent processes minimize financial surprises.

Complete Satisfaction

Our team remains with you until you're 100% happy. We stand behind our work with a structural guarantee.

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The Adlington Assurance: Our commitment to you

We guarantee that every aspect of your project will be completed to the highest standard of quality and craftsmanship. If you’re not completely satisfied with any aspect of the project, we’ll work with you to make it right until you’re completely happy.

From Coast to Countryside, We've Built It All

Whether your dream destination encompasses ocean breezes or pastoral charm, discover how our team can make your propertiy vision a reality. For five decades, Adlington Homes have lent our expertise to diverse projects across Illawarra and beyond.