Major extensions for outdoor living, bathrooms and kitchens
We love delivering quality home extensions, extra lifestyle space with decks, renovating traditional early last century ‘gems’ and giving them a new lease of life.
Many Brisbane houses weren’t built with extra space in mind. For modern families, especially as children grow, more room is needed than many of the older homes around Brisbane provide, especially those in the inner suburbs.
Extensions are often sought to create extra living space and also to bring the property up to current standards and expectations with extra bedrooms, great kitchens, modern bathrooms and more internal and external living areas.
Typical inter-war period homes in what was once considered ‘the outer Brisbane suburbs’ (but are now inner-Brisbane) are now in demand by young professionals working in Brisbane who need extra space for their growing families.
We are also seeing a similar trend in the high set 1970’s brick veneer homes frustratingly built with the underside of the house great for garages and storage, but just not high enough to accommodate legal conversion into more habitable space. What were builders thinking at the time?
Home extensions and decks in Brisbane
In recent years our extension projects have become much larger with single and two story rear extensions as large as the original house, or even larger.
We have built extensions ‘over the top’ of the existing house and in one case over the entire house. These first floor ‘build over’ extensions require special attention to existing foundation capacities and load transfer through the existing house and onto the foundations. Your builder also must have very capable operatives to carry out the work.
Due to the complexity of these major extensions we find we often require the same skill sets we employ on our Queenslander renovations.
In my (Peter Davis’) previous residential building company back in the UK just over a third of our business volume was ‘loft conversions’ (known as attic conversions here in Australia). However attic conversions are not so common here due to the relatively low roof pitches, but the experience gained by Stewart and myself is invaluable for what we do for our clients in Brisbane. And remember… if you ever need to have your attic converted we can help you with that too.
If you are looking for extra space by adding a major extension to your home we can help you create it, so please get in touch now. Our website is open 24 hours a day to receive your message!