Melbourne House Extension Builders

Melbourne house extension

Home to many artists and business people alike, Melbourne is a lively and eclectic region perfect to design and extend unique homes in. Refresh house extension builders in Melbourne are registered and qualified experts. Many have been in the industry for over 30 years and consequently, have a solid understanding of the detailed requirements and regulations that come with home extensions.  

Why is Refresh the best option?

Refresh offers a world-leading renovation process that ensures home extensions run smoothly and to budget. Once a renovation specialist has heard from you they will meet you for an initial consultation where you can discuss your ideas with them and they can assess the extension site. Moving forward, you will be presented with house extension designs and a cost estimate until an agreed upon design and fixed-quote are accepted. The entire extension will be managed for you and you can enjoy updates from your specialist, who will be your one point of contact.

Can we do the project?

The Refresh Melbourne house extension builders hold the skills and expertise to complete any type of home extension work. They can also carry out further renovation work on your extended space, ensuring it meets your desired specifications. The services they offer include:
- Ground floor extensions
- Second storey extensions
- Small house extensions
- Renovation extensions
- Remodelling
- Room additions
- Providing concept and working drawings
- Taking care of planning permits
- A company process which ensures end-to-end project management

...and anything else you can think of!

What do I need to know about extending in Melbourne?

A rocky housing market has driven many Melbourne homeowners to extend and improve their current homes rather than move into a new property. It’s a decision which provides many with the creative freedom to redesign spaces and create a home that truly reflects their needs. However, there are a few things that homeowners should know before they begin a residential extension in Melbourne.
Council applications are an important part of any home extension. Planning permits are required for projects which will involve additions or demolition work, for which you will also need to apply for building permits - although rules surrounding planning permission are less stringent in the city's outer suburbs, many of which will only require a building permit for extension work.  As many homes outside the city centre fall under a heritage overlay, it is important to be conscious of how this may impact your renovation. Even minor works will likely require planning permission, and properties with significant heritage value will need to adhere to particular guidelines during a house extension. Refresh extension builders can take care of this process for you as they hold years of experience in liaising with the council over such permits.
If you live in an apartment, keep in mind that extension and renovation work will most likely depend on the approval of your body corporate. If an extension is not possible, we can provide you with alternative solutions - such as an improved layout and innovative design features.
If you are looking at extending a traditional home, it's important to be aware of subfloor requirements. Specific standards are in place in order to improve ventilation and reduce the chance of termite damage. Older homes and traditional weatherboards especially need to be extended with care so that subfloor ventilation is not blocked during any additions. Your local Refresh builder can advise you on the subfloor requirements for your home and property.    

How much does a home extension cost in Melbourne?

A same level house extension will typically start from $70,000. If you are specifically looking to extend your kitchen, expect to pay an additional $25,000* for a basic kitchen and $50,000+* for a high-end fully fitted kitchen. Bathroom extensions are another popular project and will add to the extension cost of between $20,000 - $40,000+*. For a cost estimate that matches your specific project requirements, get in touch with an extension building specialist.
*Please note: these costs are rough estimations only and are subject to change.

Get started

To find out more about the costs and possibilities of your project, as well as how Refresh can make the extension process straightforward, get in touch with a Refresh renovation consultant for a free appointment.
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All Refresh Renovations franchises are independently owned and operated.

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Thinking of extending your Melbourne home? Find out how Refresh Melbourne house extension builders can complete your project to a high quality, affordable finish.

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Home to many artists and business people alike, Melbourne is a lively and eclectic region perfect to design and extend unique homes in. Refresh house extension builders in Melbourne are registered and qualified experts. Many have been in the industry for over 30 years and consequently, have a solid understanding of the detailed requirements and regulations that come with home extensions.  

Why is Refresh the best option?

Refresh offers a world-leading renovation process that ensures home extensions run smoothly and to budget. Once a renovation specialist has heard from you they will meet you for an initial consultation where you can discuss your ideas with them and they can assess the extension site. Moving forward, you will be presented with house extension designs and a cost estimate until an agreed upon design and fixed-quote are accepted. The entire extension will be managed for you and you can enjoy updates from your specialist, who will be your one point of contact.

Can we do the project?

The Refresh Melbourne house extension builders hold the skills and expertise to complete any type of home extension work. They can also carry out further renovation work on your extended space, ensuring it meets your desired specifications. The services they offer include:
- Ground floor extensions
- Second storey extensions
- Small house extensions
- Renovation extensions
- Remodelling
- Room additions
- Providing concept and working drawings
- Taking care of planning permits
- A company process which ensures end-to-end project management

...and anything else you can think of!

What do I need to know about extending in Melbourne?

A rocky housing market has driven many Melbourne homeowners to extend and improve their current homes rather than move into a new property. It’s a decision which provides many with the creative freedom to redesign spaces and create a home that truly reflects their needs. However, there are a few things that homeowners should know before they begin a residential extension in Melbourne.
Council applications are an important part of any home extension. Planning permits are required for projects which will involve additions or demolition work, for which you will also need to apply for building permits - although rules surrounding planning permission are less stringent in the city's outer suburbs, many of which will only require a building permit for extension work.  As many homes outside the city centre fall under a heritage overlay, it is important to be conscious of how this may impact your renovation. Even minor works will likely require planning permission, and properties with significant heritage value will need to adhere to particular guidelines during a house extension. Refresh extension builders can take care of this process for you as they hold years of experience in liaising with the council over such permits.
If you live in an apartment, keep in mind that extension and renovation work will most likely depend on the approval of your body corporate. If an extension is not possible, we can provide you with alternative solutions - such as an improved layout and innovative design features.
If you are looking at extending a traditional home, it's important to be aware of subfloor requirements. Specific standards are in place in order to improve ventilation and reduce the chance of termite damage. Older homes and traditional weatherboards especially need to be extended with care so that subfloor ventilation is not blocked during any additions. Your local Refresh builder can advise you on the subfloor requirements for your home and property.    

How much does a home extension cost in Melbourne?

A same level house extension will typically start from $70,000. If you are specifically looking to extend your kitchen, expect to pay an additional $25,000* for a basic kitchen and $50,000+* for a high-end fully fitted kitchen. Bathroom extensions are another popular project and will add to the extension cost of between $20,000 - $40,000+*. For a cost estimate that matches your specific project requirements, get in touch with an extension building specialist.
*Please note: these costs are rough estimations only and are subject to change.

Get started

To find out more about the costs and possibilities of your project, as well as how Refresh can make the extension process straightforward, get in touch with a Refresh renovation consultant for a free appointment.
Find out more about renovating in Melbourne

All Refresh Renovations franchises are independently owned and operated.
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Refresh®’s process supports a bespoke design and build: a renovation tailored to your lifestyle requirements and taste. Your local House Extension renovation consultant will manage every aspect for you - working to keep everything on track.

Step 1

Briefing / Initial Consultation

The first thing your House Extension renovation consultant will want to know is what it is that you want to achieve through your home renovation. In this initial consultation, you can throw all of your ideas on the table - your consultant will then tailor them to your property and budget.

Step 2

Concept and Feasibility

With a clear understanding of your renovation goals, your House Extension consultant can arrange for an architectural concept to be drawn up. This allows your House Extension consultant to assess whether or not your ideas are feasible, and allows you to point out any changes you would like in the design - before any work begins.

Step 3

Working Drawings and Costing

Next, working drawings will be developed. These will take into account the engineering, structural, design and aesthetic decisions you have made. If you would like to make any further changes, now is the time to do so. From there, your House Extension consultant will present you with a fixed-quote as well as a contract.

Step 4

Build / Construction Stage

Finally, you get to witness your project transition from the page to your property! Every aspect of the build will be managed for you, allowing you to carry on with your everyday life. Your House Extension consultant will do everything in their power to keep your project on schedule so that it can be completed within a set timeframe and budget.

Step 5

Your Finished Renovation

The final stage is for your local House Extension consultant to ensure that all Council documentation is completed and you have the necessary Code of Compliance documentation. Congratulations – your renovation is complete!

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Refresh’s innovative online systems keep everything running smoothly. Our project management systems keep all areas of your renovation organised, while our customer portal allows you to stay updated, wherever you may be.

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It is your local project manager’s job to support you every step of the way. Your consultant will be your one point of contact throughout your renovation, keeping you updated and striving to exceed your renovation expectations. All you need to do is watch the progress and enjoy the result! learn more

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