By, Johanna Leggatt. IT’S little wonder the knockdown and rebuild phenomenon has become so popular in recent years. Moving is extremely expensive, once stamp duty is factored in. But staying put also has lifestyle benefits. “The main advantage is being able to achieve your dream home in an area you know well,” said G.J. Gardner’s Essendon franchisee builder, Mark Pemmelaar. “Staying in your local community is very comforting for most people, and infrastructure and reputable school zones are extremely important. “Depending on the area, it can sometimes be more cost effective than purchasing a new property.” Indeed. But the knockdown and rebuild process isn’t a walk in the park and, crucially, it won’t be a straightforward affair for all blocks. So, how do you know if it’s right for yours? Read More Here