DIY-ers beware: there could be asbestos hiding in your home

July 19, 2016

When you think about the dangers of asbestos, the image of old, decrepit buildings from a bygone era or of illegal mines pops into your head. The danger is a little closer to home for some Australians. Like most countries in the world, the use of asbestos in home construction has long been banned, but…

5 factors to consider when renovating your home

July 12, 2016

Need more space, or maybe a better use of the space you currently have? If you have a home, there is no good reason to settle for space that doesn’t meet your family’s needs perfectly. Australians aren’t ones to put up with a less than perfect living space. Research shows that most of us would…

Confidence in your Builder

May 31, 2016

Duncan Thompson Extensions takes pride in our professional standing within the extension and renovation building community. Managing Director, Chris French is a registered builder with a 40 year background in joinery, carpentry and building.  He is a Registered Building Practitioner and is affiliated with all industry peak bodies such as Master Builders Association and the…

Bathroom Builds

May 20, 2016

Bathrooms are such an important part of our homes. Having an attractive functional bathroom gives every home an extra dimension of appeal. If you are thinking of an extension or renovation of your current bathroom area/s, Duncan Thompson Extensions has a design team that will incorporate strategies into the design process which will accommodate your…

Job in progress: Flood-damaged bayside Melbourne home

August 27, 2015

When our client from Patterson Lakes family home was completely flooded due to a plumbing fault that left the whole house in need of repair, they decided it was the perfect time to add that little bit of extra space they had been thinking about and gave us a call. We are adding a new…

Duncan Thompson supporting the 50th Camberwell Rotary Art Show

August 5, 2015

At Duncan Thompson we place great value on supporting our local community so we were thrilled when the opportunity to help sponsor the 50th Camberwell Rotary Art Show arose this year. Our Managing Director, Christopher French, was delighted to present this year’s first prize at the show’s opening night on July 11th, 2015. We congratulate…

Interest rates steady, says the RBA. Is now a good time to extend your home?

July 10, 2015

The Housing Industry of Australia (HIA) released a press release this week detailing the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to hold the official cash rate steady at 2%. Dr Harley Dale, HIA Chief Economist, said “Regardless of whether the interest rate gun stays in the rack or not, the key is that super low borrowing costs…