Concrete Slab Vs Traditional Stumps – Which is Better?

January 20, 2021

House foundations aren’t generally considered one of the most exciting aspects of the home renovation or building process, however they are vital to the overall structural integrity of your home. Until the 1970’s, Melbourne homes were traditionally built on timber or concrete stumps with timber bearers. As construction processes and techniques have advanced in recent…

Sustainable upgrades that can be made to your home

December 7, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have had to spend more time at home than ever before which also means that home appliances are being used more than ever before as well. As a result of this many if not all households have experienced a higher electricity bill, which may have made you wonder,…

The Importance of Domestic Building Insurance

November 27, 2020

In Victoria, domestic building insurance (also known as Builders Warranty Insurance) is managed by a state-directed home insurance fund called the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA). Generally mandatory when building a new home, it may also be required for renovations and extensions too, depending on the value of the required works. Duncan Thompson Extensions is…

More multigenerational living after a Pandemic

November 25, 2020

The unexpected rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way of living for all members of society. In such unprecedented times, many people have been forced into multigenerational living, which simply means multiple generations living together in the same house. With aged care living arrangements now being vulnerable to COVID outbreaks, the elderly have…

Building Inspections – Why They Are Needed and When They Occur

November 17, 2020

Whether you are building a whole new house or extending your current home, construction is carried out in phases involving various contractors working on different components of the build. The end result will should see your dream vision come to life so you want to ensure the extension has been built well and is finished…

Open plan living vs pandemic living

November 2, 2020

The unexpected rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way of living for all members of society. Restrictions which have led to the closure of workplaces, schools/universities and shopping precincts have meant that many of us are spending more time at home than ever before. Spending all this time at home, especially with family…

What Are the Current Building Trends of 2020?

May 20, 2020

If you are building or renovating this year, it’s important to be aware of the current trends in building, design and materials. Whether you are looking to build your forever home or you’re renovating to sell, you want to get it right, and that means taking your time to plan a home that will suit…

5 Features of a Classic Period Bathroom

March 19, 2020

Recent times have seen the majority of Australian homeowners opting for simpler clutter-free minimalistic designs which include modern amenities and color schemes that are easy on the eye. Period bathrooms, however, allow one to enter a world of chique design and fun, producing a more creative and unique result. So, we invite you to read…

Second Storey Extension Do’s and Don’ts

February 21, 2020

A second storey extension project often comes to mind when couples and young families begin expanding and require more space. While the myriad of TV shows that demonstrate DIY building as a very easy and affordable way of achieving your dream home, DIY should be kept limited to small tasks and larger construction projects are…

When is the perfect time for a home renovation?

February 13, 2020

  Choosing to renovate your home is a big life decision to make. The impacts can reach across your family’s living situation, as well as budgets and finances. In many cases, knowing when to renovate is likely to save you time, money and effort if chosen correctly! The thought of a renovated home can be…

Top 10 Things To Consider When Renovating Your Single Storey Home

December 13, 2019

What is your budget? The very first step in any home renovation journey is your budget. It is the first question we ask our potential clients to understand what is achievable when it comes to your home. Take a moment to visit us for a no-obligation consultation so that you can completely understand what is…

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…