House Extensions

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What are house extensions?

Home extensions involve adding additional space to your home. There are many ways your home can be extended and the type of extension that is suitable may vary from one home to the next. This may include:

Reconfiguring your current floor plan

Opening the house up and extending as a ground floor build

Considering building an additional story

Lifting and building under

Building a separate dwelling such as a granny flat

It is crucial to have experienced home extension builders and building designers as part of the process to assist you in selecting the type of extension that is right for your home, and to offer suggestions to ensure we are best utilizing the space and maximizing the value of your property.

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Are house extensions right for you?

If your home is bursting at the seams and you are starting a family or growing your family, you may be faced with a decision – do we renovate and extend, or do we buy or build a bigger home?

The housing market in Australia is continuing to boom, which means you will be buying back into the same market and to buy a bigger home may likely mean an increase of budget and a change of postcode.  If you require more space for your family, and love the current position of your home, extending is right for you.

Home extensions add value

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Did you know house extensions can add value to your property?

Adding an extension to your home is a great way to add value to your property – especially if you’re adding in another bedroom. In fact, a well thought out extension can add as much as 20% more to your home’s value, if it offers an aesthetic, functional space that can improve the everyday home life. If you’re not sure if your house extensions will increase your property value, contact Renovare today to arrange a consultation with one of our home extensions experts.

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Single storey home extensions

A single-storey extension involves building a dwelling that directly joins to your existing property. Depending on your current home design and layout, there are many ways in which this can be done. This is ideal if you have a large block with usable land. A single storey home extension might involve adding a room next to your home, in front, or behind.

Second storey addition

A second storey addition involves removing your current roof and building the second storey above or ‘on top of’ the existing structure. This virtually doubles the space in your home and is a great option if your block of land is smaller in size and you do not want to lose any of your usable land.

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Granny flat

A granny flat involves building either an attached or detached ‘separate dwelling’ which will usually be self-contained with its own bedrooms(s), living/dining area, kitchen/kitchenette, bathroom and possibly a laundry. Whether a granny flat is a possibility for you will depend on your land size and location, your house extension builders will have an understanding with what is possible for you in your area. A granny flat is ideal if you have guests, need a teenage retreat or would like dual income.

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Build under

There are two possibilities when it comes to building under your existing home. If your home is currently on stumps and is at the right height, you may be able to build-in the space underneath provided this does not affect drainage around your home and fits with council regulations.

If your existing home is on stumps, it may be able to be lifted and then built-in underneath. This is ideal for ‘Queenslander’ style homes and may not be possible for all existing home designs. Your house extension builders will be able to clarify if this is a possibility for you.

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