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Second storey extension stays in keeping with Claremont charm

If you happen to be driving down Loch Street in Claremont, take a moment to see whether you can spot the second storey addition to this charming 1928 home.  The chances are you’ll not be able to notice a difference in the design or quality among the homes, which is exactly what home homeowners Barrie and Cath wanted.

After 22 years living in their Claremont home, during which time they had completed a number of renovations and improvements, the owners agreed their next major improvement would need the expertise of a professional builder; one who could both design and construct the second storey addition they had planned.

Semi-retired Engineering lecturer Barrie said they were looking for a builder who understood what they wanted and was not going to skimp on quality.

“After meeting with a couple of builders, I was very impressed with Summit Home Improvements” said Barrie.

Our design consultant Charlie Haddad presented us with a series of 3D designs of the proposed additions.  This gave us the assurance that the second storey addition would be constructed in a way that it was in keeping with the original home; which was important to us.”

Summit Home Improvement’s brief was to create an upstairs living/retreat area attached to a master bedroom with a walk in robe and a generous ensuite which could accommodate a full size bathtub and separate shower.

Initially the homeowners had proposed a spiral staircase leading up to the second storey.  However, after some discussion they took Charlie’s advice and installed a jarrah staircase which better suited the style and era of the home.

As part of their pre-start Barrie and Cath met with Summit Home Improvement’s interior design consultant who assisted in the selection of tiles, fixtures, fittings and colour palette.

“We were really happy with the whole team” said Barrie.

“Everyone was easy to work with, very professional and they were all genuinely excited about our extension.  We are delighted with the result and pleased we chose Summit Home Improvements.”

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