Home Extensions

Whether you’re looking to build a second floor, create a guest bedroom and en suite or a relaxing living space, Buildwyse Constructions can make your plans a reality.

Your Buildwyse home extension will add much more to its value

A Buildwyse home addition will have both interior and exterior in keeping with the character of the home you love. Over more than 30 years we’ve worked with all sizes, styles and ages of homes all over Sydney from the latest ultra-modern contemporary residences right back to Victorian, Federation, Art Deco and Modernist buildings. We have a network of heritage craftsmen to work on your older Sydney home, and for larger or more significant projects we can engage a heritage architect to ensure design integrity and authenticity.

For newer homes we are right on top with current trends and can offer the best ideas and design touches to make your home extension as liveable and enjoyable as it can be.

We work efficiently to get the job done

Most of our clients are living in their home while we are working on their extension. We know that this can be a stressful situation at the best of times. That’s why director and project manager Scott Wellings is always onsite to provide consultation and liaison throughout the project. He ensures your worksite runs smoothly from start to finish so you can enjoy your extended home as soon as possible.

An experienced builder can foresee challenges before they arise

Although extensions are usually on the same level as the home, we’re often adding a floor on top of or even under the building. This is where existing structural problems can present big challenges. Rarely visible to the naked eye, older buildings in particular can have hidden issues that take the years of experience of a senior master builder to spot, plan for and, importantly, quote you for. There is probably no construction challenge we haven’t encountered – but we will deal with them properly, promptly and always in consultation with you.

Case studies

Major extension of a Victorian terrace in Newtown

This single-storey Victorian terrace has two bedrooms at the front. Behind them, we demolished the rest of the building, which consisted of a living room, a bathroom and a combined kitchen/laundry. Over the bedrooms we added a second storey with a new bedroom featuring rear dormer windows, en suite and attic storage. The ground floor was extended to combine a striking open plan lounge/dining area with a generous contemporary eat-in kitchen, a new bathroom and a separate concealed laundry.

All the new construction was floored with tongue-and-groove solid Australian snowy river gum timber with a limewash finish. The new solid pine staircase was limewashed to match. To bathe the ground floor in soft natural light, the lounge, dining and kitchen areas incorporate a clerestory roof, and the second ground floor bedroom/study incorporates new louvred windows and two new skylights.

As well as refreshing the terrace’s front facade, we added a new small rear paved courtyard with a new stormwater drainage system.

Open plan kitchen/living extension features raked ceiling with V-joint panelling  

We demolished the rear living room of this Lilyfield property along with a separate garage. The new addition included an open-plan kitchen with a walk-in butler’s pantry, plus a dining and living area. The extension was spanned by a handcut timber roof with exposed rafters and raked ceiling clad in V-jointed panelling. Other construction included a new bathroom and a new freestanding weatherboard double garage.


First floor addition in Clovelly

This first floor addition to a Federation home included three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living area and rear deck. Its overall style was clean and contemporary except for a period awning detail which matched the facade of the original home.

Modern kitchen & dining with patio

We built a contemporary single-storey addition to the rear of a semi-detached Victorian home in Dulwich Hill which included a kitchen/dining area and a covered patio.

Buildwyse Constructions is a well-respected home additions company in Sydney with a proven record over a wide range of home extensions large and small. Phone or email us today.

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