April 2017

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“My jaw hit the ground”

As the locals say, there are two kinds of people in Adelaide – those that live in Henley Beach and those that want to.

Who can blame them?  Norfolk pines, fresh sea air, clean white beaches, crystal clear water and great food all on your doorstep.

Described as one of the most versatile, value-for-money beachside suburbs in Australia, it came as no surprise this family did not want to leave the area.

We know that most of you reading this feel exactly the same about where you live.

That’s why since 1980 several generations of Adelaide families have asked the same question – “I love my location, but my home needs improving – can you help us?”

Changing a home in the perfect location is a very personal thing – it’s a big decision.

That’s why for this family it was reassuring to know the person shaking their hand was the owner of the business, with 36 years’ experience improving homes around the many different suburbs of Adelaide.

We do this every day and realise our customers don’t. So experience counts for many things.

Perhaps most importantly what people love is someone who can design high-quality, generously sized extensions at a fair price. That’s the experience factor shining through in this project.

Our friends at Henley Beach have now settled into a better way of life without moving.

Adding rooms to this house was a smart choice.

We’re sharing this project with you because it captures the true essence of what it means to efficiently and sustainably improve your home in the world’s most liveable city.

Here are the details:

Our canvas

This was a modest 3-bedroom family home that was lacking space and starting to date.

Customer’s request

Significant modern transformation with upper storey and ground floor additions including extensive internal renovations of existing home to achieve a seamless blend of old and new.


This home is now triple in size:

  • Second storey addition over the entire footprint of the existing ground floor
  • Rear alfresco area under main area
  • Expand and enclose carport and garage

Upper floor extension included:

  • New master bedroom and ensuite
  • Second bathroom
  • Two extra bedrooms
  • Study
  • Home theatre
  • Large double aspect lounge area
  • Balcony
  • Shingle style concrete roof tiles

Internal renovations included:

  • Laundry
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Entertaining area
  • Kitchen and living area
  • Extra storage
  • Fixtures and fittings


Building on to your home is not as scary as it sounds

6-star energy rating

SHI has the skills and experience to design a home with less reliance on heating and cooling appliances.

This family has now reduced their ongoing household costs, by building a 6-star rated energy-efficient extension.

Importantly, we can achieve a 6-star energy-efficient home without compromising on quality, practicality or visual appeal.

25-year structural warranty

SHI has a long-standing partnership with its suppliers and trades people.  We design and build sustainable home extensions by carefully sourcing and using the highest quality, environmentally sound products.

That’s why this family scored a 25-year structural warranty on their new extension.

Love your location, not your home?

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 South Australia’s most trusted home improvement company specialising in home extensions, home additions, home renovations and second storey additions.

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


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