Home Extension FAQs
Here are some common home extension questions we regularly get asked.
What is the most expensive part of a house extension?
The most expensive parts of a home extension relate to a bathroom or kitchen. This is because these rooms require more work due to plumbing, gas installation and other costs. You generally also have specific features or appliances that are required in these rooms, further adding to the budget.
Can I build an extension on my house?
An extension in Melbourne and across Victoria always requires a building permit as well as approval from your local council.
Is it cheaper to build up or out extension?
While building up rather than out can avoid encroaching on your yard space, it also cost about 30% more on average. This is because it requires extra labour for tasks such as removing the roof and parts of the home that are already established. You also require extra materials, for items such as stairs (or a lift if you’re super rich).
Does an extension add value to your house?
A house extension definitely adds value to your home. It provides a more spacious dwelling and if done well, can improve your floorplan and flow. Talk to our home extension builders for more information or read about our drafting services.