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…

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…

5 Colour Schemes to Consider for your Heritage Home

January 9, 2020

When renovating or extending your heritage home it can be important to sync your new spaces, with the existing. These timeless designs and character filled features are often too beautiful to completely modernise, that’s why we specialise in updating these amazing properties. There are many heritage homes across the suburbs of Melbourne, from inner-city townhouses…

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…

Why Duncan Thompson Extensions is so well regarded in the industry

October 22, 2019

At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we are extremely passionate about our quality workmanship and design. Not only this, but the journey our clients participate in. We hope that they feel comfortable and secure at every step. It is because of our quality work, client care and attention to detail, that we have become one of the…

Eliminating Stress During Your Home Renovation

May 31, 2018

When you decide you to renovate your home, it’s an exciting prospect. You look forward to a house that you always wanted to have. However, renovations can come with some stress, which is caused by various factors such as different opinions with the plans, delays and then, all too often, an unexpected budget adjustment. However,…

Why Summer Is The Perfect Time For You To Do A Renovation Project

February 6, 2018

You’ve decided that at some stage in the near future, you’re going to property extension to your Melbourne home. The question is – when? Here’s why we believe that summer is the best time to do it. The weather is better On wet days, workers are limited in their ability to progress in your renovation,…

Building Up, Or Building Outwards. Which Choice Is The Best For Your Home?

July 27, 2017

When you feel it’s time to take on a remodelling of your home, you have a lot of important decisions to make before the contractors show up. Therefore, it’s important to consider whether to build out, or up, and what each decision will entail for your remodelling project. Adding a storey Building another storey for…