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…

4 Reasons Why You Need A Qualified Home Designer’s Expertise When Extending Your Victorian Home

The main challenge when renovating or adding modern touches to a Victorian, Federation or other ‘heritage’ home is keeping to the building’s architectural authenticity. This requires a deep understanding of the character and elements of design style and detailing. To…

The 5 Stage Guide To Working With Your Designer When Designing Your Home

As exciting as building your dream home from the ground up is, it also involves a complex process. An experienced draftsperson has the necessary knowledge and skill set to help smooth the process during the first 5 stages. Stage 1:…

4 Areas Of Residential Property Expertise That A Professional Draftsperson or Architect Can Help You With

Whether you are looking to design a completely new home from the ground up or make improvements to an existing structure, the expertise of a skilled drafts person can provide much-needed advice on all related aspects of home renovation and…

The Suburb Of Brighton

The suburb of Brighton is located in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne just 11 kilometres from the city.  It is a grand bayside suburb comprising of some impressive homes both contemporary and old in architectural style. Brighton is home…

Job update: Mont Albert second story extension (and Keith)

It won’t be too long now before our Mont Albert clients can start enjoying their new upper storey as the whole project is really starting to come together. The first few pictures were captured when the timber frame and new tiled…