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House Extensions in Melbourne

Why consider building a home extension?

If you’re in need of a bigger living space and moving to a new property is challenging, home extensions offer a more cost effective and efficient alternative. This allows you to customise any additions as you see fit, giving you more flexibility and control on how you want the house to be changed. Additionally, building extensions add value to your house in the long run.

Quality House Extensions and Renovations by Expert Builders

Cameron Construction is a leading Melbourne builder specializing in renovations, house extensions, and heritage restoration work. We have more than 40 years of industry experience and have built a solid reputation for quality construction and reliable service. Everything that we do is guaranteed to impress and we know that you will love the results. Bring your dream house extension or renovation ideas to life and trust that our expert builders will take care of the entire process.

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Melbourne’s Home Extension Specialists

As your family grows, so can your home through renovations or house extensions, without the unnecessary disruption of moving the family away from their familiar surroundings.

Cameron Construction comprises an experienced team of consultants, builders, designers, interior décor advisors, draftsmen, engineers, and administration staff that have the expertise to transform your home. Our specialists can work across all types of projects including kitchen and bathroom renovations, laundry makeovers, and more. Look to us for service across Melbourne and know that we never take shortcuts or compromise on craftsmanship.

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Home extension builders in Melbourne

Cameron Construction is proud to say that we are a master builder. This means we can increase the value of your property through a quality renovation or house extension. Not only this, but we can improve liveability and leave you with something that looks truly amazing. Whether you want to redesign a single room or add an entire new storey, our professional team is here to help. Expect nothing but the best results when you choose to work with us on your next home extension.

House extension costs

Each home extension will have different requirements and with it, varying budgetary limitations. In general, an average sized home extension costs between $200,000 and $400,000. Second storey extensions tend to be slightly cheaper than a ground floor extension. This is because a second storey doesn’t involve foundation work and other related expenses. The main factors contributing to the price of the home extension are:

  • Size of your house
  • Whether you are adding another floor
  • Quality of materials used
  • Appliances and fittings featured in your design
  • Permit and regulation costs
  • Costs of hiring external professionals
  • Demolition costs – including removal of hazardous materials

We understand that everyone has a different vision in mind when it comes to how their home should look. We also appreciate that everyone has a different budget. That’s why we take the time to understand your needs so we can tailor the perfect package just for you. Whether you’re working with a small space or a large one, our experienced hands have all your bases covered. Our house extension costs are affordable, meaning everyone can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from going with the best.

Other home extension cost considerations

There can be a range of other factors to consider such as heating and air conditioning, number of bathrooms and kitchens, cost of higher quality material, and furnishing expenses, to name a few. Furthermore, if you’re adding an extra bathroom or kitchen you would need to account for plumbing, bathroom and kitchen fittings as well. Bathrooms and kitchens are usually the most expensive extensions for this reason, followed by living spaces and bedrooms.

Saving on extension costs

It’s important for you to consider all the different elements that will go into your building extensions. One of the biggest factors that will affect the bill will be the size of the extension itself. Looking at a possible smaller extension space could slash a noticeable chunk off your expenses. Alternatively, you could look at converting your garage to a room which would be a cheaper solution.

Is building a home extension worth it?

This depends on what your specific requirements are. Compared to moving to a larger house in a different location, building extensions are both cost-effective and time-saving. You can save on a lot of relocation costs including marketing the home, real estate agents, conveyancing, repairs, cleaning and moving. This also means your family life will experience minimal disruption. In the long run, should you decide to sell your house, the extensions would add value to the house as well.

How much additional value can a house extension add on a property?

It is difficult to estimate the exact amount of how much value a house extension will add to your home as this can also depend on your location and the market value of your property. It also differs based on whether it is a bathroom, kitchen, living room or bedroom extension. Interestingly, we find that having an extra bedroom adds the most value to the home. This may be something you want to consider if you are renovating and planning to sell your home, as it’s good to know what buyers are willing to pay extra for.

Book a consultation with our expert builders

Whatever the plans for your home, Cameron Construction will take the time to address each of your questions and design a functional and comfortable solution suited to your requirements. Contact us today to find out how. Or visit one of our locations, in Eltham, Camberwell, Templestowe, Brighton, Essendon or North Strathfield to speak to us in person.

We can also help with single storey extensions, double storey extensions, triple storey extensions and heritage building restoration.

FAQs

How much does it cost to build an extension on my house?

The cost of a house extension will depend on what you choose to have done. For instance, if you simply want to redesign a room with new features and a fresh coat of paint, then the price for this will be considerably less than if you wanted to add a whole new storey. At Cameron Construction, we provide affordable, fixed prices so you know exactly what to expect from day one.

What is the cheapest way to build a house extension?

The cheapest way to extend your home is by choosing to work with a professional team. The reason being that they can provide you with advice as to what will work best according to your budget. Going with an expert team will also reduce the risk of damage being caused to your home, which can lead to expensive repair bills.

How do I build an extension to my house?

The best way to build an extension to your house is by contacting an experienced team of professional builders. The reason being that they will have the skills and equipment to ensure that the process is quick and seamless. Doing things yourself is dangerous, inefficient and will leave you with sub-par results.

How much extra value can a house extension add to a property?

A good start is to compare similar projects in your area. The addition of extra bedrooms can have the biggest impact on the sale price. The more bedrooms a house has, generally the dearer it is. It’s challenging to put an exact figure on how much it will increase by as this would depend on the extension project itself. For instance, if you build a new bedroom and a bathroom in an area where buyers look for this feature, your return on investment will be much higher. Talk to one of our specialists for more details.

What permissions and approvals will you need for a home extension?

Any form of home building extensions requires permissions and approvals from your Local Council or Building Surveyor. Once approval has been obtained, Cameron Construction can create your home extension within the parameters. The permits required can include:

  • Demolition permit
  • Building permit
  • Town planning approval
  • Building Dispensations

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