Architectural Extension Design

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Duncan Thompson Extensions are specialist designers and builders of quality home extensions. Only a specialist extension company knows what your extension will cost to build and how long it will take to complete.

Architectural Design

Architecture by definition is "The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings." Importantly it is the style in which a building is designed or constructed, especially with regard to a specific period, place, or culture. There has and always will be good architecture and not so good. This is the same for house extension design.

Dedicated to great design

At Duncan Thompson Extensions we ensure our design not only delivers on your expectations, but also complements your home, with total consideration for your home's period, place and culture.

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Do I need an Architect to Design my Extension?

You do not need an Architect to design your home extension. An architect will design your extension based on your needs and wants, but they won't know whether their design is accurate to your budget. They are not estimators. Because of this, an extension designed by an independent architect may exceed your budget dramatically, but you won't know this until you've already paid all the architect fees and go searching for a builder. At Duncan Thompson Extensions you will have a accurate designs and a quote within weeks of the very first meeting.

Who do you talk to and where do you find the right people?

Anyone who's built a house before understands that home builders have their own display homes for you to visit to get an idea of what they offer. Extension builders are different. An extension builder is a specialist at what they do, they build extensions, not houses. There are no places to go to see a range of different extensions on display. All their work is now a part of someone's home, it's attached. This can make choosing an extension builder a little more difficult.

Two important steps when planning a home extension

  1. Only use a specialist extension builder

    Only they have the experience required to properly and professionally build your extension. Only they have the people with the appropriate skills to build your extension. Their designers only design extensions. Their estimator only estimates extensions. Their trades people only build extensions. An Architect doesn't estimate or build and a builder without a design can't estimate and build.

  2. Only use a design & construction builder

    Only deal with an extension builder that can design and construct home extensions. This is the only way to get value for money. All the necessary qualified people are situated within Duncan Thompson. You have no need to go anywhere else.

The builders and supervisor were outstanding and took great care to ensure our renovation didn't impact too much on our family life. We are very happy with the final result and would happily recommend Duncan Thompson Extensions to our friends. Thank you.

Catherine & Andrew McVean

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Tim Millar Senior Design Consultant

Planning your home extension doesn't have to be daunting. Let us take some of the stress away. We offer a free, no obligation design consultation.

A senior member of our design team will be happy to talk to you and arrange a design consultation. We'll listen to your needs and discuss the best options for your family's lifestyle and budget.

Phone us on (03) 9836 8655 today to arrange your obligation-free Design Consultation across Melbourne's inner Eastern and bayside suburbs including Camberwell, Glen Iris, Brighton East, Surrey Hills, Balwyn, Hawthorn East, Brighton, Kew, Balwyn North, Caufield North and others!