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…

How to Prepare Yourself for a Home Renovation

March 19, 2020

Home renovations have the potential to become stressful and costly if you go in unprepared. The key to a successful home renovation is proper planning and preparation – from the budget to the wall colour and everything in between. With over 30 years’ experience, Duncan Thompson Extensions are Melbourne’s leading home extension company. If you…

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 Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient Home Extension

January 29, 2020

When renovating or extending your home, incorporating energy efficient features will not only reduce your bills, you will have the added benefit of knowing you’re doing your bit for the environment. At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we are a registered HIA home builder we are proud to be a part of ‘GreenSmart’ designs, a program established…