The Benefits of a Double Storey House Extension

April 28, 2022

If you have decided to renovate, you might be considering whether you should extend out or build up. While often the size of your land will be the deciding factor, if you have the space for either option, there’s a few important things to consider that will help you make the best decision for your…

Thinking of Installing a Pool? Here are 5 Things to Consider

March 3, 2022

With an average daily high of 20 degrees Celsius, Melbourne is one of the best cities in the world to own a pool. The beautiful weather is the reason that over 10% of Australians have a pool in their backyard. Anyone that works in Melbourne home design and is involved in renovations in Melbourne knows…

A Guide to Re-Painting a Heritage Home

February 24, 2022

There is something incredibly rewarding about transforming a tired old heritage house into a beautiful and functional family home. Whether it’s a simple renovation or largescale home extension, Melbourne homeowners rely on Duncan Thompson Extensions for high quality craftsmanship, personalised customer service and impeccable attention to detail. Heritage building renovations are our specialty, our team…

The Best Ways to Insulate a Period House

February 10, 2022

Whether it be a Victorian, Federation, Edwardian, or a Queen Anne home, older homes don’t often provide great thermal performance. With old and draughty chimneys, original double hung windows, high ceilings and many gaps around windows and doors, improving the thermal performance of an old home can be challenging. However, with the addition of modern…

Bring the Outside In and Increase Your Time with Nature

January 10, 2022

When you look into your backyard, what do you see? How does it make you feel? For many people considering renovating in Melbourne, their backyard garden is an under-utilized and wasted space. Even though it has the potential to add value to the home and family, that potential is wasted.   Your backyard doesn’t have to…

5 Characteristics to Love About Victorian Houses

November 10, 2021

Houses built within the period of Queen Victoria’s reign, from 1837 to 1901, are known as Victorian houses and dwellings in this iconic style of architecture can be found nestled throughout many inner Melbourne suburbs. At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we specialise in bringing these beautiful old homes back to life, giving them a contemporary twist…

Designing the Perfect Zone for Functional Indoor/Outdoor Living

October 27, 2021

Australians love nothing more than entertaining outdoors, with casual backyard barbeques, extravagant events and fun-filled family celebrations a regular occurrence in most homes around the country. Even for those who don’t entertain frequently, being able to keep an eye on the kids in the backyard from inside is high up on the priority list, however,…

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 4

July 23, 2021

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 4 Do you look at your life differently since the beginning of the pandemic? How about the way you think about your home? The truth is, the way we live life has changed due to the events of the last two years. This is reflected in the way…

The Most Important Rooms to Consider in a Luxurious Home Renovation

July 16, 2021

The last twelve months has changed the relationship we all have with our living spaces, and many people have made the decision to undertake home extensions and renovations to transform their homes into a luxurious retreat from the outside world. Duncan Thompson Extensions is the premier home renovation builder in Melbourne, specialising in high quality…

Do Fireplaces Add Value to Your Home?

July 2, 2021

Nothing beat the warmth and comfort offered by genuine fireplace. Not only does a fireplace provide an ideal centrepiece to a living room, it adds a sophisticated touch of functional luxury to a space. If you are planning a home renovation or extension in Melbourne, you might be wondering if it’s worthwhile to restore old…

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 3 

June 30, 2021

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 3 The newest design trends in 2021 are all about maximizing efficiency in every way possible. From how your home uses energy to the way that you operate within it, improving these systems and their functionality has become a top priority for many people doing home renovations in…