100 consultation for XpertHome
It stands inconspicuously at the end of a row of differently designed terraced houses.
The garden has an agreeable size and the layout is interesting and attractive.
A small uncut diamond at Könizberg.
Although the house has been well looked after over the years, it’s worth having its substance assessed by a specialist. What’s more, its future owner, Hannes Lauper, requires a cost estimate for his bank dossier showing the renovation costs after the house is purchased. This is the 100th such status analysis with renovation plan provided in a swift and uncomplicated manner by XpertHome since 1 January 2022.
The building specialist walks through all the rooms of the premises with the future owner, taking note of all construction elements and any conversion wishes. The result is an analysis that details the construction elements needing renovation or replacement and a time schedule for the work involved. Together with the future owner’s conversion wishes, these findings are used to draw up an overall renovation plan. The plan recommends that certain measures be carried out directly after purchase, with others to follow in 2034 and 2040.
The analysed house, in grey, stands at the end of a row of houses built in 1953. It is divided into a two-storey part with kitchen, open-space hall and room on the upper floor and a one-storey part with an entrance and vertically offset living room.
The energy-related assessment reveals that certain construction elements need to be improved and the heating replaced. The local area is planning to link up to the district heating network in the coming year. The house is to be connected to this network, enabling the old electric heating and electric boiler to be replaced. As the immediate neighbours have already insulated the façade of their house, façade insulation can be joined directly to this (offset to pink house). This will be carried out in a second phase (2034) together with replacement of the windows. By then, the current windows will have reached the end of their lifespan. These measures on the building shell will lead to a reduction in energy consumption of at least 50%.
The open-space hall, which formerly served as both a both dining and transit area, still has many original elements. The fall protection on the staircase is an interesting period piece, but no longer corresponds to today’s norms.
In a third renovation phase in 16 years’ time (2040), the roof will be reinsulated and retiled. Only by then will the current tiles have reached the end of their lifespan.
The renovation in stages will facilitate financial planning and make prudent use of the building’s substance, with individual elements replaced as far as possible only at end of their lifespan.
The status analysis and renovation plan will now make it easier for the future owner to obtain external financing as renovation costs are ultimately added to the purchase price. At the same time, the lending institution will be able to see at a glance from the renovation plan what needs to be renewed immediately and base the financing on the property’s residual value (value after renovation).
We look forward to supporting many more property owners and buyers in their plans for long-term value retention.
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Published on 09.03.2023