What To Consider When Renovating Your California Bungalow

July 13, 2018

Popular in the early 1900’s, the California Bungalow is a much-loved home style of Melbourne. Known for their single storey’s, set back frontage and gable roofing, original California Bungalows are a hot commodity in the property market. Although they are sought after, their design makes them quite small, especially as a family home. Adding an…

What Is Passive Design And How Can It Improve My Home Extension?

July 4, 2018

Are you looking for a home design that makes maximum use of climate conditions to maintain a pleasant temperature range in your living spaces naturally? Then you should consider how passive design is used to lower residential energy use in Australian homes. Strategic design features in the roof and floors, and the location of windows…

4 Tips To Help You Successfully Communicate With Your Home Remodelling Builder

June 26, 2018

You’re ready to remodel your home, the budget is set, the design is perfect so it’s time to get started. This is the point where many people’s excitement turns to frustration because they don’t know how to successfully communicate with their builder. Poor communication can lead to delays, disappointment and unexpected expenses. But it doesn’t…

6 Space-Saving Tips For Your Home Renovation

June 12, 2018

Smart space-saving decisions made during the design and renovation of your home will make even the smallest rooms seem luxuriously spacious. All it takes is a little bit of planning, attention to detail and, of course, working with expert design-build teams like those at Duncan Thompson Extensions. Here’s how you can max out space in…

Eliminating Stress During Your Home Renovation

May 31, 2018

When you decide you to renovate your home, it’s an exciting prospect. You look forward to a house that you always wanted to have. However, renovations can come with some stress, which is caused by various factors such as different opinions with the plans, delays and then, all too often, an unexpected budget adjustment. However,…

What People Look For In A Federation House

May 17, 2018

There is something unspoken about the picturesque beauty of a Victorian house that people simply love to admire. Generations have lived in these houses, and each one has a unique story and history. What’s even more attractive about period homes besides their decorative designs and signature artwork, is that they are built to last, having…

How You Can Stretch Your Renovation Budget

May 9, 2018

Of course, you want the best – who doesn’t? However, when it comes to renovating your home, you have to spend the most to get the best. If you’re not in the position to do this, you need to look at ways of stretching your budget so you can get the most out of your…

The History Of Burwood

April 27, 2018

The history of Burwood, Victoria began with the first settlements in the mid to late 1800s that sparsely populated the town. Over the last 200 years, a constant property boom has occurred, which has ensured Burwood is a place both young and old Australians are flocking to. This is why Burwood’s history is a fascination…

What To Ask Your Home Remodelling Designer

April 16, 2018

If you’ve decided to remodel your Melbourne home and are excited to go ahead with the project, you should bear in mind that they often come with unexpected hurdles, which may affect the success of your renovation. For this reason, it is necessary to ask your designerthese important questions: Do you have a portfolio of…

Are You Ready To Renovate?

April 2, 2018

If your Melbourne home needs a renovation due to a growing family or just the need to up size, it’s so important that you don’t just dive into the project without a clear plan in place. The last thing you want is to end up with a half-completed job because you didn’t play it properly.…

The Cardinal Rules Of Property Extensions

February 27, 2018

Adding extensions to your property is always a great idea, because you end up with more space and increase the value of your home. However, with so many aspects to the extension or renovation process, it’s crucial that every step is undertaken without any hiccups. Here we’ve put together a useful guide on some cardinal…