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,…

More multigenerational living after a Pandemic

November 25, 2020

The unexpected rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way of living for all members of society. In such unprecedented times, many people have been forced into multigenerational living, which simply means multiple generations living together in the same house. With aged care living arrangements now being vulnerable to COVID outbreaks, the elderly have…

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…

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…