During the construction of every home extension a series of inspections are carried out by law to ensure that all aspects of the construction have been implemented safely and within mandatory building requirements.

Independent Building Inspectors

All inspections must be carried out by a registered independent Building Surveyor which is arranged by Duncan Thompson. Inspections are also carried out by the Building Supervisor with the home owner in attendance.

At different times throughout the construction, building inspections include:

  • Footings and foundations
  • Sub floor
  • Framework
  • Final completion

WorkSafe Inspections

To ensure all our projects comply with Occupational Health & Safety regulations, we arrange for a WorkCover specialist to inspect our sites regularly throughout the year.

Over our 30 year history Duncan Thompson has had an excellent record of workplace saftey.

About WorkSafe

WorkSafe is a Victorian Government initiative whose mission is “to deliver outstanding workplace safety, together with quality care and insurance protection to workers and employers”.

Related Information

Home Extension Costs

One thing almost everyone wants to know is how much a home extension costs. This is a difficult question to answer, but here we explain what factors determine the cost of an extension.

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Timeframes

There are a number of factors outside of our control, however we’ve completed so many over the last 30 years that we have a pretty good idea how long it takes to build an extension.

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Contracts

We offer fixed-price home extension contracts which include design, planning approvals and construction. The contract details everything, with costings, so there are no nasty surprises.

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Project Management

Your Building Supervisor will be onsite every step of the way to ensure everything runs smoothly. They are your day-to-day contact and will facilitate any requirements you may have.

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Building Inspections

During every home extension a series of inspections are carried out to ensure all aspects of the construction have been implemented safely and within mandatory building requirements.

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Tradespeople

Our people, from the front office right through to the onsite trades have worked with us for many years. This continuity of people ensures a smooth workflow during every extension we build.

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Building Permits

We’ll determine what permits and planning approvals are required to build an extension to your home. We negotiate with Councils on your behalf so there’s nothing you need to do.

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Building Insurance

Every home owner should ensure they have adequate insurance on their home before they start an extension. We can assist you if you have concerns about your level of cover.

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