Renovate rather than RelocateAs the flammable cladding and dodgy apartment fiasco hits the building industry, here’s a positive note……

Property price uncertainty and the burden of substantial ancillary costs –  Stamp Duty, Legal Fees, Real Estate Agent’s Fees and Removalists –  all add up to one thing according to the Architects Advisory Service – Archicentre Australia – namely, it has never been a better time to consider renovating the “devil you know” – your own Home.

‘What’s more, interest rates are low and the traditional “tender and build” sector of the building industry needs work!’ says Peter Georgiev – Archicentre Australia’s director.  This will keep competition up and deliver good value.

‘What’s more, we have noticed that the real estate market is throwing up some Dross’ says Georgiev – ‘poor quality new builds, including Off-The-Plan developments, poorly renovated and over-priced 20th Century housing stock and some really passable late 1990’s and early 2000’s housing is being presented in the current wave of Winter real estate offerings’.

‘There appears to be no easy means of swapping one property for another in the current climate’ he says, adding ‘opportunism appears to be the order of the day’.

Accordingly, Georgiev advises that it is time to reset….assess the home you own and consider how best to manage life within the current framework – even if substantial remediation of the dwelling is required. An added advantage often discounted is the retention of neighbourhood links and community based assets – shopping, parks, pubs and the like.

Archicentre Australia is promoting this approach by highlighting its services – described by “Property Design” options – either a Design Consultation service, Renovation Feasibility Design service or New Home Feasibility Design service.

Starting at $695 including GST, an architect can visit the client’s home and assist with setting a direction for future planning – providing an independent view.

On the back of it having launched the 2019 Cost Guide, this offering continues the tradition of allowing clients to be in charge of their thoughts, future planning opportunities and side step the “design & construction” fiasco that is much of the building industry in the current era.


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Peter Georgiev, Director

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Kew East, VICTORIA, 3102

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