In recent years, granny flats have grown exponentially in popularity, not just for housing our loved ones but also as an investment opportunity. As the demand increases, so does the …

What is a Truss?

Often found in domestic buildings, a ‘Truss’ is a structural timber framework, designed to support a roof. Trusses are the preferred modern method of constructing a roof, as they are …

One of the most common hindrances to building a home extension that we come across is the dreaded neighbourly objection. Everything seems great; you’ve considered the impact of your new building on …

Modern design and construction techniques offer countless new ways of living that better serve homeowners and the environment than traditional alternatives. Energy-efficient house design holds many incredible benefits, from helping …

When your home no longer provides the amount of space your family needs, you’re faced with a challenging decision – move into a bigger house or extend your current home? …

Coober Pedy is an amazing place. It’s not that pretty, it sits in the middle of deserted, dry land and for most of the year it is unbearably hot and …

Many homeowners feel limited by their floor plan and design when it comes to house extensions. Fortunately, there are several ways to maximise your floor plan and create the perfect …

Deciding to embark on an exciting Home Extension and Renovation project? To help ensure you remain fully informed throughout the process, our team at Capital Building has compiled some questions …

When your Home starts to show its age, you may wonder if it’s time for a change. After all, a fresh start can be invigorating – and it will likely …

Despite decades of warnings from the world’s leading scientific communities, the effects of climate change are still growing. Fortunately, a greater amount of investment, innovation and action to curb the …

Waffle pod slabs are a solution engineers devised in response to difficult soil conditions. They are typically used in areas of highly reactive clay soils. (See soil types H1 and …

Stumps vs concrete slab. This question might have you scratching you’re head, as deciding on the house foundations may not be the most exciting part of house construction, but it’s …

A man’s (or woman’s) home is their castle. Even when your castle needs a little TLC, we know that you want to be as close as possible to the place …

Let there be light! (by Designer Builder, Peter Harnischmacher of Capital Building) Need to brighten a dark room or shadowy area of the house? Many people will think you can …

An Interview with Passive House Member – Peter Harnischmacher As featured in the APHA Newsletter, December 2018 Australian Passive House Development Who is Peter Harnischmacher? I am a director of …

Capital Building, as one of the city’s premier construction enterprises, offers a range of stunning build options for homeowners. One of these is our revered Hampton house design service. Desired …

Our favourite easy laundry storage room ideas Even though it is not the most glamorous room in the house, the laundry certainly is one of the most important. For any …

Double Storey Extensions – We know what we want upstairs, we know what we want downstairs, but what is the actual staircase going to look like? Do you want traditional …

The piece de resistance in a new design project is to match the style of your home with a pool house, adding that final touch with either a pool or …

When choosing the best products and materials for building your new home, renovation or house extension, there are a few things to consider. In this day and age of environmental …

Budget Budget should really be the first item on the home design agenda, but why spoil the vision and the dream with the boring financial necessities? The sensible and the …

What is Town Planning? Defined town planning is: The planning and control of the construction, growth, and development of a town or other urban area. In more practical terms it …

Building Contractor Melbourne What you need to know when hiring a building contractor in this article we are going to give you some vital information about the different people/ businesses …

Second Storey Extension Builders Melbourne Adding an extension to your home is a brilliant way to create additional space without the hassle of moving house. One of the most common …

An excellent example of the standard of finishes achieved to transform this previously ageing 1930s single-story war service home in Camberwell, Melbourne. Capital Building clients Mr. and Mrs. S had …

My Dream Home Extension Part 2 Following on from Part 1 of ‘My Dream Home Extension’ we will now look at whether it’s worth building the extension yourself or hiring …

Dream Home Extensions Defining your dream home extension what you want and creating your building shopping list So, you want to turn your home into the palace of your dreams. …

Finding a builder in Melbourne, especially one that aligns perfectly with your needs and budget, is no small feat. The process of selecting the right professional is much more than …

Home Extension – Foundations and Soil Following on from part 3 of this series which looked at ‘Choosing a Builder‘ we are now in to the nitty gritty of making …

Why People Build a House Extension House Extension Builders Melbourne, we have identified the 10 ultimate reasons why people opt to build a house extension on their existing home rather …

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