Creating an Inspiring Home Office that Will Function for the Whole Family

September 9, 2020

With more and more people preferring the convenience of working from home, dedicated home offices have become a necessity in most Melbourne homes, and if you have school-age children, setting up a family home office is a sensible idea. At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we have over 30 years’ experience building quality home extensions and renovations…

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…

Things to Consider When Adding a Second Storey Extension

March 23, 2020

There’s many reasons a homeowner might want to add a second story extension to their Melbourne home – to allow for an expanding family, to increase the value of their home, to simply have more space or to take advantage of city views. Whatever the reason may be, a second storey addition comes with a…

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…

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…

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…

Top 4 Considerations When Adding a Second Storey

October 3, 2019

When it comes to a second-storey home extension, this is one job to leave to the experts! It is not the job of a handyman or DIY expert to take on. There are many different aspects that a homeowner must take into consideration before beginning on adding a second storey. Take a look at some…

5 Bathroom Renovation Tips

September 24, 2019

When it comes to home renovations, there are some spaces that make you want to grab the sledgehammer and just start tearing it down. The bathroom is one space, in an older home, which is often the least practical and aesthetically pleasing. Renovating your bathroom can go a long way to adding, not just comfort…

Where To Spend And Where To Save When Renovating

February 26, 2019

Unless you have an unlimited budget, renovating a house is always a going to be a balancing act between splurging and saving. Of course it would be nice to have it all – designer fittings and fixtures, top of the range appliances, bespoke cabinetry, stone benchtops – the list goes on. However, more often than…

How To Choose The Right Builder For Your Home Extension

January 23, 2019

One of the most important decisions you will make on the road to creating your dream home is choosing the right builder for the project. A top quality, well-built renovation or extension will enhance your lifestyle and give you the home you and your family will love living in for years to come. If and…

What Is Passive Design And How Can It Improve My Home Extension?

July 4, 2018

Are you looking for a home design that makes maximum use of climate conditions to maintain a pleasant temperature range in your living spaces naturally? Then you should consider how passive design is used to lower residential energy use in Australian homes. Strategic design features in the roof and floors, and the location of windows…