When buying a home not all of the facilities of the new home suit the buyer and often, at a later date, the new owners want to change areas to suit their needs. This could involve alterations and additions, updating other areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, and costs to do so.
This is where professional advice on what is practical, cost effective, and advice on what type of construction suits the land the home has been built on could help save time and money. Also, the legal requirements to go about developing a site are complex.
Design, architectural and engineering advice, council approval advice before engaging builders and the like, are all available through our services. This is where we can assist you, and with over 50 years of experience in building and property development, some thoughtful and timely advice is well worth considering before spending money engaging others.
Renovate or Relocate?
Your house may be bursting at the seams. Or it might be in urgent need of an upgrade. If you’re at the point where your home no longer meets your needs, you face one of life’s big decisions: renovate or relocate.
Be clear about where you are now and where you plan to be in five or ten years’ time. For example, you might urgently need a second bathroom or add on a bedroom or two.
To get an accurate picture of the costs involved, we can help. Good planning now will pay off down the track. You can also get professional advice on complex tasks like moving walls or changing the roof-line. We will give you a rough idea of time and costs involved for these types of alterations.
The big danger in renovating is over-capitalising. Put simply, over-capitalising is where you spend more money on your home than you are likely to recoup if you were to put it on the market. We can provide you with professional advice to assist you in avoiding this situation.