The Benefits of a Double Storey House Extension

April 28, 2022

If you have decided to renovate, you might be considering whether you should extend out or build up. While often the size of your land will be the deciding factor, if you have the space for either option, there’s a few important things to consider that will help you make the best decision for your…

The Best Ways to Insulate a Period House

February 10, 2022

Whether it be a Victorian, Federation, Edwardian, or a Queen Anne home, older homes don’t often provide great thermal performance. With old and draughty chimneys, original double hung windows, high ceilings and many gaps around windows and doors, improving the thermal performance of an old home can be challenging. However, with the addition of modern…

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 4

July 23, 2021

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 4 Do you look at your life differently since the beginning of the pandemic? How about the way you think about your home? The truth is, the way we live life has changed due to the events of the last two years. This is reflected in the way…

Three Building Trends in 2021– Part 1

May 28, 2021

Three Building Trends in 2021– Part 1 The most current building and interior design trends always reflect the influence of the outside world. Global events, technological advancements and popular culture all play a part in shaping the newest home renovations and build designs. 2021 is no different in that sense. The way people have adapted…

A Guide to Melbourne’s Most Exclusive Suburbs

May 25, 2021

Consistently voted one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne is home to an eclectic mix of historic and colourful neighbourhoods which offer a unique cultural texture found nowhere else in the world. Duncan Thompson Extensions is one of the leading home renovation builders with over 30 years’ experience in home extensions and renovations in…

Things to consider when restoring a heritage home

January 13, 2021

When looking to buy an existing home in Melbourne, there is a good chance you will come to different types of architectural designs depending on where you look. Majority of the time, when people come across heritage homes, they think of knocking it down and building a house with a modern look, but why not…

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…

Covid-19, the perfect time to plan your renovation

October 4, 2020

The uprising of COVID-19 restrictions has left many Victorian’s with not a lot to do. Day’s seem longer than they once used to be, and time just could not pass any slower. Although this isn’t how anyone planned for their 2020 to unfold, lockdown is a great opportunity for homeowners to thoroughly plan out the…

Adding Value to Your Home Through a Home Extension

August 28, 2020

When people think of adding value to their homes, they normally think about improving their outdoor living areas, repairing things around the house or some new rendering/wall painting. However, one of the biggest ways of adding value to your home is often overlooked, and that is an extension to your existing home. We believe home…

Create a Smart Bathroom with the Latest Technology

June 25, 2020

If you think starting your morning shower from the warmth of your bed or having the perfect bath ready the minute you walk through the door is a thing of the future, think again. With the latest innovative, smart bathroom technology, it’s easy (and even more affordable) than you’d imagine. With the rise of smart…

Top Reasons for Choosing Hydronic Heating

June 15, 2020

Simplistic, safe and super eco-friendly, hydronic heating systems heat water and move it through sealed pipes to radiators throughout the home. The sealed system can also be used to heat towel rails, floor slabs, even swimming pools, anywhere where it is needed. While it’s not the most common form heating in Australian homes, it is…

Government $25k building grant

June 9, 2020

Great news for Victorian home owners looking to renovate or extend their homes. The Victorian Government’s new ‘HomeBuilder’ package is detailed below. WHAT IS THE GRANT? The HomeBuilder grant is a $25,000 grant for owner occupiers who build new homes or carry out substantial renovation projects. WHEN? The incentive will be available to eligible owner…