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The way we live in our homes today is very different from the way our parents or grandparents lived. Their living or lounge room was their main entertaining area when family and friends came by. There was no family or rumpus room and definitely no cinema or games room. The kitchen was usually small and situated in the back of the house, away from visitors' eyes.

Types of house extensions

Take a look at some common extension types to help you get a picture of what you can achieve with your home.

Double-storey Extensions

Double Storey

A double storey extension is perfect for a growing family and offers great versatility, and value, to your home.

Groundfloor Extensions

Ground Floor

Ground floor extensions can be perfect for an open plan kitchen and family room.

Heritage Extensions

Heritage Extensions

Heritage homes require just the right touch, and is something we have plenty of experience with.



Renovations are a great way to keep your home modern and increase value.

Poolhouse Extensions

Pool House

An extension brings out the best in your home. Take a look at this wonderful combination of indoor and outdoor areas.

Alfresco Extensions


Alfresco area that's a continuation of the indoors that's ideal for year round entertaining

Today's lifestyle

Today, new homes are generally much bigger with large open spaces that are more suitable for entertaining family and friends.

Mum and dad prefer to have their own bathroom, separate from the children. Bedrooms have also become bigger and children are less likely to share a room. Because children are spending more leisure time indoors large entertaining areas have been created. Rumpus rooms and cinema rooms are ideal for watching movies at home on our large screens. The family is also likely to have 2, 3 or even more cars to accommodate. Our kitchens have also become the focal point of our homes, it's where we spend a large amount of time.

Whatever your situation, we have the solution

So you live in an older house that doesn't offer the size and amount of space you need for today's lifestyle. Rather than move, the decision's been made to extend your home, but what type of extension will give you what your family needs?

If your land is large enough, a ground floor extension may be suitable or if space outdoors is a problem, an upper storey may be your only option.

At Duncan Thompson Extensions, we offer fully customisable designs that work with your house and your budget. Working together, we can help you realise your extension ideas.

Creativity, passion and commitment to the design and build of better quality home extensions is what the Duncan Thompson name is known for. What you desire from an extension is what we seek to give you.

We appreciate all of your efforts during our extension periods and would be happy to refer our friends to Duncan Thompson Extensions, which we have done twice already!

M. Qian 2006

House Extension Enquiries

Extension details

Getting started

Bryn Richards 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!