Home renovation gallery
Here is a selection of some of our projects with before and after photos that may give you some inspiration for the project you are thinking about having built.
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Carport extension adds protection and structure to Cairns home
This suburban Cairns client requested a large carport with no middle post that could be hit when opening the car door. This was easily included in the design and gives the carport a very clean look. The use of trusses in the new roof and larger posts size gave a more solid look to the structure and helped it blend in with the existing house.
Queenslander house lift creates downstairs space for Cairns business
The brief for this suburban Cairns client was to lift the Old Queenslander and create an open area underneath for a home-based business. It is important to have a good idea of the new ground floor layout for this type of project as it can help cut later costs when building in underneath.
Queenslander house lift and extension creates room for value-adding features
The brief for this suburban Cairns client was to lift the house and extend sideways, keeping the Old Queenslander style. Room for a future garage, workshop and storerooms was created underneath. To better suit the client’s overall plans, the house was also moved sideways to make room for a future pool and landscaping.
Seamless and smart carport design for Cairns home
This is a simple carport addition that matches the existing Cairns house. A minimum of posts were used to lessen the possibility of a car door opening onto a post.
Garage extension provides a “facelift” that honours original design
A 3-door garage extension gave the original suburban Cairns house a new face while maintaining the original roof profile with a small dutch gable added for aesthetics.
Veranda adds outdoor living space and old-style charm for Tablelands Queenslander
Old Queenslanders in Far North Queensland often have their original verandas enclosed to create more inside living areas. This usually spoils the overall appearance, giving the house a box-like look. This Atherton Tablelands client wanted to add a new veranda, in the original style, to bring back the Old Queenslander charm and add outdoor living space.
Add a garage for more room
It was obvious that the owner of this property needed more room. Our concept was to add a garage that connected to the existing carport and house. As always, it was important to us that the extension blends in with the existing house and not look like a “stick on”. Add a new driveway and the house has a new fresh look.
Outdoor roof with plenty of height
This football club wanted a better roof coverage for the members outdoor area. An “air-flow” style roof was the answer – giving good air flow in the tropical heat as well as height to watch the game. The overall look was kept lightweight.
We have often used smaller versions of this roof style for home carports, patios and verandahs on houses with low roof heights.
Old cottage given a new life
This old cottage was relocated, raised and renovated with a new covered deck added and underneath made into more rooms. Can you see the original cottage in the renovation? This is a surprisingly fairly simple process. The local house relocaters we recommend are highly experienced in their work and carry out the process with minimum fuss. For those who like the “Old Queenslander” style this is a very cost effective way to create a new one or two storey home.
Small renovation for added appeal and function
The owner of this “Old Queenslander” wanted a small front verandah for relaxing and to create a more inviting entry that matched the existing character. A much dryer option in times of rain during the wet season.
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