March 2017

Love your location, not your home? Don’t be alarmed

Innovative solutions

Changing needs and inconvenient homes often get people thinking about moving.

Falling out of love with your home doesn’t mean it’s time to move on.

There are a number of innovative and stylish ways to make life better at your current location, all of which blend seamlessly with the existing structure.

An investment in extending your home is one the family will enjoy for many years to come.

So why not fall in love with your home again.

Achievement and enjoyment

For a larger block, we can design and build a ground floor extension or addition with a new bathroom, bedrooms or living area.

If you have a smaller yard or would like to capture views, then an upper storey extension or addition is the most cost effective option.

Be wary of new companies offering big deals.

Here to stay

Being able to assess an existing property, generate new ideas and build them in line with peoples’ wishes takes years of experience to master.

Since 1980 we’ve helped hundreds of families achieve practical, stylish home improvement solutions with a focus on increasing value and saving money.

Many of our projects have proven a cut above the rest by winning numerous industry awards.

At SHI we treat all of our new projects as potential contenders for a building excellence award.

Not moving can save a lot of money.

Save money

Firstly, thousands of dollars is directly saved by not paying stamp duty on a new property, moving costs and redecorating costs.

Our energy efficient extensions will also save you thousands of dollars on power bills because they are designed with less reliance on heating and cooling.

We have the skills to build a six-star energy rated sustainable home without comprising practicality or visual appeal.

Make money

A new extension or addition has the potential to increase the value of your home by tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention eliminating the hassle of settling in to a new area.

 

Let’s talk

We’re like family to generations of South Australians who have used us time and time again to improve their lifestyle.

Why? Because we’re creative people who build awesome homes.

Since 1980 we’ve been Adelaide’s most trusted home improvement company specialising in home extensions and additions, including second storey additions.

For more inspiration view our Gallery of stunning home extensions, home additions, home renovations and second storey additions here: INSPIRE ME

Already got an idea? Call now (08) 8277 6655

 

Crowded house? No problems. A solution without the hassle of moving

There’s no denying that as someone who may be considering a new home extension or addition, you are spoilt for choice.

It’s a very congested, confusing industry.

Builders come and go.

Some thrive over many years.

Why?

They have a knack of translating peoples’ dreams and aspirations, into first-class reality.

Ultimately, this ‘knack’ is the essential value of finding the right builder to extend your home and can make-or-break your dreams.

Sure, price is a factor but not the only.

From our family to yours

At SHI, we’ve been improving lifestyles since 1980.

It’s the reason we’re like family to several generations of South Australians who use us time again.

Our results stem from the experience to tailor and match ideas to peoples’ wishes.

That’s why the secret behind an outstanding home extension or home addition lies behind the scenes.

It’s where the combined experience and skills of the people behind your project will shine.

Experience counts

Many people think they can project-manage their new home extension themselves, only to find that dealing with so many different contractors is an absolute nightmare with time and cost blowouts.

Working with one person and one budget ensures no nasty surprises.

Over 36 years SHI has built a team of skilled craftsmen who can tackle any home extension or addition whatever the degree of difficulty.

Endless possibilities

Some families need an extra room or two because they are growing or want an extra, more practical entertainment and living area.

Others need a detached extension or want to accommodate grandparents living under the same roof.

Our clients will assist in taking the best option.

A larger backyard will allow for a less expensive ground floor extension while a compact yard may need an upper storey addition.

Our consultants will listen to your needs and stay with you through the planning and design stage, contract process and then council approvals.

They will measure your existing home and design your new extension practically, aesthetically and seamlessly.

Your project is then handed over to the building manager for construction.

The possibilities are endless and we’re not satisfied until you are.

This second storey addition at Hallett Cove is a stunning example.

Let’s talk

We’re like family to generations of South Australians who have used us time and time again to improve their lifestyle.

Why? Because we’re creative people who build awesome homes.

Since 1980 we’ve been Adelaide’s most trusted home improvement company specialising in home extensions and additions, including second storey additions.

For more inspiration view our Gallery of stunning home extensions, home additions, home renovations and second storey additions here: INSPIRE ME

Already got an idea? Call now (08) 8277 6655

Be sure your home extension will pass the ultimate test

The ultimate test of any home extension or home addition is whether or not the family enjoys their new lifestyle.

Get it wrong and there’s no going back.

How do you avoid this happening?

Awards are great for the recognition, but our greatest reward is to have a family tell us how happy they are with their new living environment and to recommend us to family and friends.

Trust is a must because renovating a home is a complex journey. It’s difficult to have an idea and visualise the end result.

We know that people choosing to extend already love their home and its location. Otherwise they would simply move to a more appropriate property.

Families want to stay where they are and extend their home to meet their changing needs and wants.

Naturally, people are wary of tampering with something they love. Other concerns include a builder going broke before the extension is completed.

From our family to yours

If you’re meeting us for the first time, take comfort in the fact we’ve been doing this since 1980. We’re like family to generations of South Australians.

Our first step is to assure people we know what we’re doing. This starts as a good discussion with our team of sales consultants to hear your ideas and take you through your options.

Once a design is agreed, we will arrange council approval and complete the build as quickly as possible.  Our goal is that your extension does not take one day longer than necessary.

For us a professional job includes cleaning up.

Experience shows

A modern upgrade with new features will improve your lifestyle and functionality of the home, whilst keeping a prized location.

An example is this second storey extension at Marino.

The owners chose to build up and create an open, flowing living and dining area with a large balcony to enjoy stunning views of Adelaide’s coastline.

Before – Front

After – Front

Before – Rear

After – Rear

Let’s talk

We’re like family to generations of South Australians who have used us time and time again to improve their lifestyle.

Why? Because we’re creative people who build awesome homes.

Since 1980 we’ve been Adelaide’s most trusted home improvement company specialising in home extensions and additions, including second storey additions.

For more inspiration view our Gallery of stunning home extensions, home additions, home renovations and second storey additions here: INSPIRE ME

 

Already got an idea? Call now (08) 8277 6655

Building up is not the hassle you might think

Short on space?

If your block has limited space, then give your home a thoroughly modern upgrade without the hassle of moving, by incorporating a second storey addition with the added feature of outdoor living space.

A second storey gives you a larger home, with a more practical layout and modern flow.

Experience = no headaches

Building up is not the headache you might think and one of our personal project managers is with you every step of the way.

This includes initial concepts and design plans, council approvals through to building and construction.

Remodelling an older house with a second storey addition takes creativity, skill and experience to seamlessly combine it into a more stylish and practical home for the future.

From our family to yours

Since 1980 our family has been helping people achieve this goal.

Changing household needs or older, inconvenient homes and blocks can cause people to think of moving to improve their lifestyle.

It’s not the case.

Many people initially feel that building up is out of reach. However, a second storey addition will quickly turn a dated house into a stylish, modern home that meets all of your lifestyle needs.

A second storey addition will get you settled into a better way of life without the hassle of moving from your favourite location.

A stylish example of building up

This home at Sellicks Beach is a great example of building up to achieve indoor and outdoor living space.

Before

Imagine the possibilities

The warmer seasons conjure up visions of sitting outdoors relaxing and enjoying your perfect view.

A first floor extension will deliver practical and good-looking indoor and outdoor living zones with smart design.

An increasingly popular option, second storey additions are also used to include extra bedrooms for growing families.

This achieves the complete package of fresh open-plan living areas and updated living facilities.

Let’s talk

We’re like family to generations of South Australians who have used us time and time again to improve their lifestyle.

Why? Because we’re creative people who build awesome homes.

Since 1980 we’ve been Adelaide’s most trusted home improvement company specialising in home extensions and additions, including second storey additions.

For more inspiration view our Gallery of stunning home extensions, home additions, home renovations and second storey additions here: INSPIRE ME

Already got an idea? Call now (08) 8277 6655