A Look Into Kew’s Heritage Homes

If you take a look at Kew today, it goes without saying that you wouldn’t recognise it from centuries ago before the European settlers arrived in 1840. Back then, the site that would become Melbourne was inhabited by the Wurundjeri…

Great Tips To Renovate Your Kitchen

If you’re a homeowner, there will come a time where you’ll want to renovate your kitchen – it is said to be the most trafficked room in the house, after all. If you feel it’s time to revamp your kitchen,…

What To Look For In Your Renovations Contract

After months of consideration and planning, you’re finally ready to get started on your home renovation. Your next step? Finalising your renovations contract with your building company. It’s crucial that you take your time with this part of the process,…

A History Of Malvern’s Heritage Homes

Being a resident of one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs, Malvern, comes with many advantages. You conveniently located in an area that has some of the best schools, business hubs, and shopping centre. On top of that, find out why it’s…

Why You Should Add A Pool House To Your Property Extension?

Have you ever wished there was a fridge packed with cold drinks and snacks within arm’s reach of your pool? How about being able to rinse off after a dip without dripping all over your carpeted bedroom? One of the…

What Can You Do With Your Heritage Home

Heritage homes are the great visible images of our unique Australian history. They allow generations to peek, as it were, into the past for a brief moment. But these heritage homes, being old, do need restorative renovations. The problem is,…

Six Questions You Should Ask Before Adding Extensions To Your Home

Adding an extension to your Melbourne home is always a good idea because it will add value to your home by giving you more space. However, there have been many horror stories told of building extensions gone wrong during and…

How To Avoid Neighbourly Disputes When Renovating OR Extending

All too often your once-beloved neighbour can become your worst nightmare when you decide that your home needs a renovation or an extension. Although we might like to say it’s none of their business since it’s your property, it’s hard…

This Is Why Melburnians Love Federation-Style Houses

Coined in 1969, Federation Houses have always been a fascination for Melburnians and according to leading auctioneers, this fascination is not going to end anytime soon. In fact, the desire for such homes is only growing, and the prices in…

Thinking About DIY Home Improvements? Here Are Seven Important Tips To Consider

Before you fly off with your ideas about how to improve your home, there are certain things you need to consider first. More often than not, DIY projects become a nightmare, causing disappointment and frustration to the once-enthusiastic homeowner. With…

Benefits Of Alfresco Dining On A Melbourne Veranda

We’re a fortunate nation. Our climate is perfect for outdoor living and dining. Adding a veranda to your home, especially in Melbourne, swellsthe value of your home, and encourages you and your family to entertain outdoors and enjoy the greenery,…

How Long Is My Extension Likely to Take?

When a client asks us how long an extension will take, they rarely believe it will be completed in time. It’s a sad reality that builders often over-promise and under-deliver, seeing as unforeseen delays are a reality. When it comes…

Who Will Be On My Renovation Site And What Will They Do?

When you decide to renovate your home, you normally deal exclusively with one or two senior members of the business until your plans are finalised.It is understandable that you’d feel taken aback by the sheer amount of people who turn…

Points To Consider When Planning A Federation House Extension

If you own an older home, there’s a good chance that it’s been designed in a Federation style, considered by many as Australia’s take on Edwardiandesign and architecture. This unique style marries the best of American and English design styles,and…

Do You Know What The Difference Between Remodelling And Renovating Is? Read Here To Find Out.

We’ve recently received a lot of questions around what exactly the differences are between renovations and remodelling when you’re considering getting construction work done for your home or business. Luckily your favourite construction company is here to help clear up…

Building Up, Or Building Outwards. Which Choice Is The Best For Your Home?

When you feel it’s time to take on a remodelling of your home, you have a lot of important decisions to make before the contractors show up. Therefore, it’s important to consider whether to build out, or up, and what…

Should You Stay Or Should You Go? Consider The Following If You’re About To Renovate Your Home.

Taking on renovations involves making a lot of decisions that will have an impact on your home, but one of the more difficult decisions is whether you should find stay in your home and live in a spare room through…

Should You Pack Up And Sell Or Renovate And Extend

There are many reasons why you might want to sell your home. Perhaps your family’s needs have changed or maybe you’ve come into some extra money that will allow you to make the move you’ve always wanted to. But before…

Why Kitchen Or Bathroom Renovations Always Pay Off

Renovations are a great way to improve your house, add or enhance important features and add additional resale value to your property. At Duncan Thompson Extensions, clients often ask us exactly which room of the house they should focus on…

Buying And Planning To Renovate? Read This First!

Want to enter the property market? Homes in need of renovations or upgrades are not only more affordable, but they also let you create a living space that fits in with your vision of domestic bliss. If you’re contemplating purchasing…