How We Help - Renovate

LWE brings the same creativity, diligence and energy to renovation that we bring to new construction. While we enjoy the challenge of commercial remodels, the most common request we receive is help make an existing homes more liveable.


Heritage Restoration | Home Improvement

Older homes in the Elk Valley were often cheaply built. They were quickly constructed to respond to the urgent housing requirements of a booming resource sector.

These homes are often attractive. But they were never intended to last very long.  Consequently, many owners welcome our remodelling expertise. We know how to expand and polish these ‘gems in the rough’.

Newer properties can also benefit from renovation. Building technology has vastly improved in the last 25 years. Families have expanded. Utilities are not as cheap. Designs have become dated and the re-sale market is demanding.


Renovation–Specific Services

We offer a number of specialized services for residential or commercial renovations:


  • Concrete foundation and slab installation/repair.
  • House lifting and/or relocation, often required for a new basement.
  • Foundation drainage system installation or improvements.
  • Mold and asbestos remediation.
  • Insurance claims.
  • Structural repair, including post and beam replacement.
  • Roofing recommendations, repairs and upgrades.
  • Wall/roof vapour barrier and insulation improvements, including rigid or sprayed foam, cellulose and/or fibreglass.
  • Additions – either on ground or elevated planes.
  • Kitchen and bathroom updates.
  • Fireplace additions.
  • Custom metal staircases and stair railings.
  • Siding and window replacement. Exterior detailing.
  • Custom millwork, cabinetry and steelwork.
  • Design expertise, especially related to complying with Heritage permits.


You can see some examples of our renovations in the Gallery.


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