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…

The Cardinal Rules Of Property Extensions

February 27, 2018

Adding extensions to your property is always a great idea, because you end up with more space and increase the value of your home. However, with so many aspects to the extension or renovation process, it’s crucial that every step is undertaken without any hiccups. Here we’ve put together a useful guide on some cardinal…

How To Find The Right Home Extension Company

January 16, 2018

A home extension company consists of much more than just a builder and an architect. They’re made up of a group of highly-skilled and experienced building and renovations professionals who care about all the intricacies of your property. How do you find a great home extension builder? Here are some of the things to look…

A Look Into Kew’s Heritage Homes

December 22, 2017

If you take a look at Kew today, it goes without saying that you wouldn’t recognise it from centuries ago before the European settlers arrived in 1840. Back then, the site that would become Melbourne was inhabited by the Wurundjeri people who occupied the Birrarung Valley, its tributaries and the present location of Melbourne. Since…

Why You Should Add A Pool House To Your Property Extension?

November 9, 2017

Have you ever wished there was a fridge packed with cold drinks and snacks within arm’s reach of your pool? How about being able to rinse off after a dip without dripping all over your carpeted bedroom? One of the best solutions to these problems is an extension that includes a pool house. Adding a…

Six Questions You Should Ask Before Adding Extensions To Your Home

October 20, 2017

Adding an extension to your Melbourne home is always a good idea because it will add value to your home by giving you more space. However, there have been many horror stories told of building extensions gone wrong during and even after the work is done. Many homeowners throughout Melbourne have this very common complaint:…

Points To Consider When Planning A Extension

August 8, 2017

If you own an older home, there’s a good chance that it’s been designed in a Federation style, considered by many as Australia’s take on Edwardiandesign and architecture. This unique style marries the best of American and English design styles,and adds a uniquely Australian flavour. If you owna Federation-stylehome, it could possibly have been built…