Renovating an Old House: 5 Compelling Reasons Why It’s Worth It

June 25, 2024

Are you considering renovating your old house but feeling uncertain about whether it’s the right decision? The idea of transforming an older property into a modern, functional space can be daunting, but the rewards are often well worth the effort. At Duncan Thompson Home Extensions, we understand the unique charm and potential of older homes.…

Certificate of Occupancy – What It Is and Why It Matters

May 17, 2024

If you are building, extending your home, or converting a commercial building to a residential property, you may have heard them ‘certificate of occupancy.’ The Certificate of Occupancy (CO) ensures the building is safe for the occupants and complies with the performance solutions of the Building Act 1975 (BA). This unassuming piece of paper is…

The top 3 reasons why you should consider a Home Extension to increase the value of your home

February 20, 2024

  In the bustling real estate market of Melbourne, homeowners are continually seeking ways to maximize the value of their properties. One of the most effective strategies for achieving this goal is through a quality home extension. Whether it’s adding extra living space, enhancing functionality, or modernizing outdated areas, home extensions can significantly increase the…

Things to Consider When Extending a Home on a Sloping Site

November 10, 2023

A sloping block can offer magnificent views and allow you to build a unique and spectacular home, however, it can can also pose some very specific challenges. If you are looking to build up or out on a sloping site, it requires some creative thinking, meticulous planning and a budget that can accommodate a vast…

Melbourne Home Extensions trends in 2023

September 20, 2023

As 2023 unfolds, the Melbourne housing market is witnessing a significant shift in the way families approach their homes. With changing lifestyles and evolving needs, more and more homeowners in Melbourne, Victoria opting for home renovations and extensions. This trend is driven by the desire to create more functional and personalized spaces while maximizing property…

Transforming Homes: Melbourne’s Flourishing Home Extension Market

September 4, 2023

  Melbourne, the vibrant heart of Victoria, Australia, is not only renowned for its culture, arts, and bustling city life, but also for its thriving real estate market. As families and homeowners seek to optimize their living spaces, the home extension market in Melbourne has seen remarkable growth from 2022 to 2023. With an increasing…

Top Tips for Renovating a Terrace House

June 7, 2023

Oozing charm, character, and historical significance, there’s something really special about Melbourne’s terrace houses. Featuring a decorative parapet, intricate balustrade, and elaborate detailing, individual terraces were designed to be appreciated on their own as much as part of a row. While beautiful on the outside, old terrace houses are often dark, narrow and feature a…

Home Extensions: 3 Key Areas of Melbourne that are Extending their Homes

January 17, 2023

The surges in property values over the years pushes homeowners to extend their Melbourne homes rather than put them on the market. The trend was highlighted in this article Property values in Melbourne have recorded about a five-fold increase over the past 30 years. Suburbs such as Box Hill, Kew and Aspendale top the list…

Integrating Solar into Your Home Renovation

December 14, 2022

A home renovation provides the perfect opportunity to maximise your home’s sustainability, and energy efficiency. There are a multitude of features that you can incorporate into a renovation to make your home more environmentally friendly, and one of these is a solar system. Going solar will optimise energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint, but…