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,…

Renovating to Sell – Tips that will Add Value to Your Home

May 1, 2019

Renovations can do wonders for a home’s value, but it’s vital you only spend money on projects that will give you maximum return for your investment. A successful renovation that will bump up the market value of your property takes research and planning. The aim should be to target highly visible changes that immediately grab…

Where To Spend And Where To Save When Renovating

February 26, 2019

Unless you have an unlimited budget, renovating a house is always a going to be a balancing act between splurging and saving. Of course it would be nice to have it all – designer fittings and fixtures, top of the range appliances, bespoke cabinetry, stone benchtops – the list goes on. However, more often than…

Things To Consider When Renovating A Period Home

February 5, 2019

Period architecture is something to be admired. From classic Victorian architecture to beautiful federation style homes, Melbourne has a stunning mix of heritage and period houses. There’s a great irony to these homes though, as they are visually charming yet designed and built to cater to a past lifestyle which no longer exists. This poses…

How To Choose The Right Builder For Your Home Extension

January 23, 2019

One of the most important decisions you will make on the road to creating your dream home is choosing the right builder for the project. A top quality, well-built renovation or extension will enhance your lifestyle and give you the home you and your family will love living in for years to come. If and…

Why Building Inspectors Are Important During The Building Process

November 30, 2018

As satisfying as it is to see your dream house take shape, there are added responsibilities to building an extension. One such responsibility is to have regular inspections carried out by qualified expert building inspectors throughout stages of the building process. This works to a homeowner’s advantage as sit ensures that the building meets all…

Common Factors That Can Delay The Building Process

November 23, 2018

When you’re building an extension, the last thing you need is a delay of any kind. The longer your building process takes, the more likely you are to be inconvenienced and could even cause you to go over budget. Knowing what often causes building delays can help you take steps to prevent or resolve them…