Covid-19, the perfect time to plan your renovation

October 4, 2020

The uprising of COVID-19 restrictions has left many Victorian’s with not a lot to do. Day’s seem longer than they once used to be, and time just could not pass any slower. Although this isn’t how anyone planned for their 2020 to unfold, lockdown is a great opportunity for homeowners to thoroughly plan out the…

The Many Benefits of Incorporating a Pool House into Your Home Renovation

September 16, 2020

If you are installing a swimming pool as part of your home renovation plans, the idea of spending even more hard-earned money for a pool house might seem frivolous. However, what most people don’t take into account is that a well-built pool house is a valuable addition to any home, providing an extra space that…

Creating an Inspiring Home Office that Will Function for the Whole Family

September 9, 2020

With more and more people preferring the convenience of working from home, dedicated home offices have become a necessity in most Melbourne homes, and if you have school-age children, setting up a family home office is a sensible idea. At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we have over 30 years’ experience building quality home extensions and renovations…

Adding Value to Your Home Through a Home Extension

August 28, 2020

When people think of adding value to their homes, they normally think about improving their outdoor living areas, repairing things around the house or some new rendering/wall painting. However, one of the biggest ways of adding value to your home is often overlooked, and that is an extension to your existing home. We believe home…

Create a Smart Bathroom with the Latest Technology

June 25, 2020

If you think starting your morning shower from the warmth of your bed or having the perfect bath ready the minute you walk through the door is a thing of the future, think again. With the latest innovative, smart bathroom technology, it’s easy (and even more affordable) than you’d imagine. With the rise of smart…

Top Reasons for Choosing Hydronic Heating

June 15, 2020

Simplistic, safe and super eco-friendly, hydronic heating systems heat water and move it through sealed pipes to radiators throughout the home. The sealed system can also be used to heat towel rails, floor slabs, even swimming pools, anywhere where it is needed. While it’s not the most common form heating in Australian homes, it is…

Government $25k building grant

June 9, 2020

Great news for Victorian home owners looking to renovate or extend their homes. The Victorian Government’s new ‘HomeBuilder’ package is detailed below. WHAT IS THE GRANT? The HomeBuilder grant is a $25,000 grant for owner occupiers who build new homes or carry out substantial renovation projects. WHEN? The incentive will be available to eligible owner…

Creating a Contemporary Kitchen

May 28, 2020

With minimalist cabinetry, neutral colour palettes, and luxurious metallic accents, contemporary kitchens have a subtle elegance and timeless appeal. Combining aspects of modern design with other styles, contemporary design looks and feels sleek, but incorporates subtle details to ensure the space is still warm and inviting and not sterile. At Duncan Thompson Extensions we are…

What Are the Current Building Trends of 2020?

May 20, 2020

If you are building or renovating this year, it’s important to be aware of the current trends in building, design and materials. Whether you are looking to build your forever home or you’re renovating to sell, you want to get it right, and that means taking your time to plan a home that will suit…

What is the Most Efficient Way to Heat Your Home?

April 23, 2020

As we head into the colder months, a lot of households will be looking for ways to stay warm, but many of us will also be concerned that staying cosy could come at the expense of a high electricity bill. If you are renovating or extending your home, it’s the perfect time to include energy-efficient…

Things to Consider When Adding a Second Storey Extension

March 23, 2020

There’s many reasons a homeowner might want to add a second story extension to their Melbourne home – to allow for an expanding family, to increase the value of their home, to simply have more space or to take advantage of city views. Whatever the reason may be, a second storey addition comes with a…