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…

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…

Designing the Perfect Zone for Functional Indoor/Outdoor Living

October 27, 2021

Australians love nothing more than entertaining outdoors, with casual backyard barbeques, extravagant events and fun-filled family celebrations a regular occurrence in most homes around the country. Even for those who don’t entertain frequently, being able to keep an eye on the kids in the backyard from inside is high up on the priority list, however,…

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…

The Most Important Rooms to Consider in a Luxurious Home Renovation

July 16, 2021

The last twelve months has changed the relationship we all have with our living spaces, and many people have made the decision to undertake home extensions and renovations to transform their homes into a luxurious retreat from the outside world. Duncan Thompson Extensions is the premier home renovation builder in Melbourne, specialising in high quality…

Do Fireplaces Add Value to Your Home?

July 2, 2021

Nothing beat the warmth and comfort offered by genuine fireplace. Not only does a fireplace provide an ideal centrepiece to a living room, it adds a sophisticated touch of functional luxury to a space. If you are planning a home renovation or extension in Melbourne, you might be wondering if it’s worthwhile to restore old…

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…

The Charming, Character-filled Architectural Styles found in Melbourne

April 10, 2021

There is something captivating about period houses, they allow us to step back in time and appreciate the intricate workmanship of yesteryear. Melburnians love nothing more than restoring, renovating and transforming these classic houses into contemporary masterpieces that function for modern families. For period and heritage home renovations in Melbourne, Duncan Thompson Extensions is the…