Second Storey Extension Do’s and Don’ts

February 21, 2020

A second storey extension project often comes to mind when couples and young families begin expanding and require more space. While the myriad of TV shows that demonstrate DIY building as a very easy and affordable way of achieving your dream home, DIY should be kept limited to small tasks and larger construction projects are…

When is the perfect time for a home renovation?

February 13, 2020

  Choosing to renovate your home is a big life decision to make. The impacts can reach across your family’s living situation, as well as budgets and finances. In many cases, knowing when to renovate is likely to save you time, money and effort if chosen correctly! The thought of a renovated home can be…

Top Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient Home Extension

January 29, 2020

When renovating or extending your home, incorporating energy efficient features will not only reduce your bills, you will have the added benefit of knowing you’re doing your bit for the environment. At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we are a registered HIA home builder we are proud to be a part of ‘GreenSmart’ designs, a program established…

Heritage Homes – What You Can and Can’t Do When Renovating

January 27, 2020

Filled with charm and character, heritage-listed homes in Melbourne’s suburbs provide a beautiful glimpse into a bygone era. With ornate decoration and timeless elegance, these properties are certainly worth preservation, however heritage-listed homes come with a string of government rules that dictate what can and can’t be to the property when renovating. If you are…

5 Colour Schemes to Consider for your Heritage Home

January 9, 2020

When renovating or extending your heritage home it can be important to sync your new spaces, with the existing. These timeless designs and character filled features are often too beautiful to completely modernise, that’s why we specialise in updating these amazing properties. There are many heritage homes across the suburbs of Melbourne, from inner-city townhouses…

Top 10 Things To Consider When Renovating Your Single Storey Home

December 13, 2019

What is your budget? The very first step in any home renovation journey is your budget. It is the first question we ask our potential clients to understand what is achievable when it comes to your home. Take a moment to visit us for a no-obligation consultation so that you can completely understand what is…

Things to consider when renovating your Kitchen

November 12, 2019

A kitchen really is the ‘heart of the home’, so it takes some special consideration when planning to renovate. Not only can you overhaul the look and feel of the kitchen space, but there are also big structural changes that can be implemented to help with functionality and design. It is important to be well…

Melbourne’s 2019 Home Renovation Design Trends

October 31, 2019

It is now easier than ever to stay in the home you are in, and transform this into your forever home! Unlike other companies, Duncan Thompson Extensions focus solely on house renovations and extensions. It is this focus that has led to us becoming one of Melbourne’s leading builders. Renovations allow for an update to…

Why Duncan Thompson Extensions is so well regarded in the industry

October 22, 2019

At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we are extremely passionate about our quality workmanship and design. Not only this, but the journey our clients participate in. We hope that they feel comfortable and secure at every step. It is because of our quality work, client care and attention to detail, that we have become one of the…

Top 4 Considerations When Adding a Second Storey

October 3, 2019

When it comes to a second-storey home extension, this is one job to leave to the experts! It is not the job of a handyman or DIY expert to take on. There are many different aspects that a homeowner must take into consideration before beginning on adding a second storey. Take a look at some…

5 Bathroom Renovation Tips

September 24, 2019

When it comes to home renovations, there are some spaces that make you want to grab the sledgehammer and just start tearing it down. The bathroom is one space, in an older home, which is often the least practical and aesthetically pleasing. Renovating your bathroom can go a long way to adding, not just comfort…

Building Permits and Approvals – What You Need to Know

May 1, 2019

If you’re thinking about a home extension, either single or double storey, and you have your design ready to go, it’s time to apply for some permits and think about engaging a builder and building surveyor. Don’t think of the permit application process as a negative, as it’s there to ensure your build is safe,…