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Renovate or Sell

Renovation Advice

When buying a home not all of the facilities of the 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 areas, and costings on what they think they would like.

This is where you need professional advice on what is practical, cost effective, and advice on what type of construction suits the land the home has been built on.

Other areas you need to know about involve advice on what you are allowed to be able to build on the new property.

Design, architectural and engineering advice, council approval advice before engaging builders and the like, are all available through our services.   This is where K R Le Compte & Associates can assist you, as we have had over 50 years of experience in building and property development and some quick 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, consult a professional property building inspector or consultant.  Good planning and a small investment in their time 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 and costs involved for these 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 had to sell it tomorrow.   K R Le Compte & Associates can provide you with professional advice to assist you in avoiding this situation based on 50 years experience in the industry.


About Us

KR Le Compte & Associates Building Consultants is an independent building consulting business and was established in 1988.  They carry out all types of building inspections on houses, home units, townhouses, apartment complexes, light industrial and commercial buildings, old and new and have a wide and extensive range of expertise and experience in the building industry spanning over 50 years.

We service the following areas: Balgowlah, Seaforth, Manly, Metropolitan Sydney, Northern Beaches, North Shore and Lower North Shore.

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PO Box 971,


02 9948 7039

0408 244 155

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