Thinking of Installing a Pool? Here are 5 Things to Consider

March 3, 2022

With an average daily high of 20 degrees Celsius, Melbourne is one of the best cities in the world to own a pool. The beautiful weather is the reason that over 10% of Australians have a pool in their backyard. Anyone that works in Melbourne home design and is involved in renovations in Melbourne knows…

A Guide to Re-Painting a Heritage Home

February 24, 2022

There is something incredibly rewarding about transforming a tired old heritage house into a beautiful and functional family home. Whether it’s a simple renovation or largescale home extension, Melbourne homeowners rely on Duncan Thompson Extensions for high quality craftsmanship, personalised customer service and impeccable attention to detail. Heritage building renovations are our specialty, our team…

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…

Bring the Outside In and Increase Your Time with Nature

January 10, 2022

When you look into your backyard, what do you see? How does it make you feel? For many people considering renovating in Melbourne, their backyard garden is an under-utilized and wasted space. Even though it has the potential to add value to the home and family, that potential is wasted.   Your backyard doesn’t have to…

5 Characteristics to Love About Victorian Houses

November 10, 2021

Houses built within the period of Queen Victoria’s reign, from 1837 to 1901, are known as Victorian houses and dwellings in this iconic style of architecture can be found nestled throughout many inner Melbourne suburbs. At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we specialise in bringing these beautiful old homes back to life, giving them a contemporary twist…

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 3 

June 30, 2021

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 3 The newest design trends in 2021 are all about maximizing efficiency in every way possible. From how your home uses energy to the way that you operate within it, improving these systems and their functionality has become a top priority for many people doing home renovations in…

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 2

June 18, 2021

Three Building Trends in 2021 – Part 2 With so many people spending more time in their homes during 2020 and 2021, it’s provided a greater opportunity to contemplate home improvements and a desire to reinvigorate their homes. A new look for a familiar setting is sometimes all it takes.  This may mean looking into…

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…

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…

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,…