Ground Floor

Ground floor or existing level extensions vary greatly in design and outcome and typically involve minor to major alterations to the existing house.

At Update Renovate we strongly believe in designing and building the extension to tie in and appear part of the existing house by matching the roof shape, external finishes and architectural elements.

Otherwise Known as

  • Existing Level Extension
  • Slab on ground extension
  • Rear extension


  • No need to move out, saving on relocation fees and temporary accommodation. (depending on design & scope)
  • Minimal disruption, typically built to lock up before demolition of existing walls occurs (depending on design)
  • Make better use of the existing layout
  • Increase the value of your property
  • 10 Week construction average from start to completion (Subject to design)
  • Tied into the main roof structure to blend seamlessly with the existing house.
  • Open up the house to the outdoor spaces

Typical extensions

  • Living/ family room with minor internal alterations.
  • Extension accommodating new kitchen and deck, internal alterations to remove old kitchen and internal walls to create open plan living area.
  • Master bedroom, ensuite and walk in wardrobe.
  • Ensuite and walk in wardrobe extended off existing master bedroom.
  • Rear deck or outdoor entertaining pergola under a main roof extension.
  • Every extension is custom designed to suit your existing house, lifestyle requirements and budget.


Holland Park Dining After Renovation
Wakerley deck post renovation
Wakerley deck post renovation
How do you rate the initial consultation and concept design stage services?

Excellent and very accommodating. Both Kevin and Ray contributed simple and practical ideas that resulted in an excellent functional design that met our needs and budget. They provided great advice, were quick to make changes and respond to our questions.

How do you rate the initial consultation and concept design stage service?

We were very happy with the initial consultation with Kevin. He was both open and honest and had some great ideas that we hadn’t even thought about. Also we felt reassured that he knew the full building process, had a good understanding of building regulations and most importantly he wasn’t just a salesman for the company.

Thank you all for the excellent work you have done on our house over the past year. Everyone was polite, considerate and helpful and all work of an excellent standard. Thank you Kevin for your patience with us and the calm, efficent way you tackled all our requests and problems as they arose. Special thanks to Tim and Peter the tiler for their meticulous attention to detail, we are very happy with our new improved home.

Would you choose Update Renovate for your next building project? Yes

We are very happy with Update Renovates work completing our extension. During both the design and construction processes, we greatly appreciated their flexibility to accommodate changes, professional advice and ideas. Also the minor maintenance jobs they completed around the house were a real bonus! Thank you!

We would love to say thank you to the whole team,

Firstly Ray, thanks for being so prompt to my barrage of emails and questions, you were always so helpful that I never had any doubts. Secondly we cannot sing the praises of Rob and Lachy enough, they are not only talented carpenters they are also lovely guys who made our building experience very enjoyable, so much so that our 2 year old was in tears when they finished. We love our new home and don’t know how we lived without the space. So finally, thanks again you have a great team.

We are very happy with the end product. The professional service and advice provided throughout the project was both helpful and greatly appreciated. Specifically thanks to Ray and all the Update Renovate team who had a hand in the extension and renovation.

Would you choose Update Renovate to complete you next building project? Yes
Would you recommend Update Renovate to family and friends? Yes

From the initial quote through to the final completion of the job, Update Renovate were both very professional and thorough. All the tradespeople were polite, on time and the whole process was simple and well managed. We are very happy with the result and would not hesitate to recommend Update Renovate to other customers.

Would you choose Update Renovate to complete any future building works? Yes

The carpenters and all the tradies that came to our house where great. Most noteworthy, the plaster repairs are seamless and the tiling is terrific. Many thanks to Kevin, Leigh, Peta, Dave, Phil and everyone involved. We are very happy with our extension and have already recommended Update Renovate to a few friends and family.

How do you rate the building and construction stage?

All the Update Renovate carpenters on our job were both very friendly and professional. Dave and Phil were always able to answer our questions and were able to accommodate the small changes we made during the build. We are extremely happy with the work that Update Renovate has done for us.  We love our new house.

Would you use or recommend Update Renovate again in the future?

YES 150%. We are completely thrilled with the result. The whole process was simple and practical. Furthermore the team was excellent and very considerate of our needs while we lived and worked from the house. 

Update Renovate:

Brisbane's Second Storey and Extension Specialists

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