Second Storey Additions

Second Storey additions are typically the most cost effective way to extend your home maximising the floor area without losing any precious backyard space.

You can choose to either match and blend the design and style to suit the architecture of the existing dwelling or Update and modernize the appearance of the house for added street appeal.

Update Renovate are the leading specialists in second storey extensions in Brisbane having designed and built more than 100 since 1988.

Otherwise Known as

  • Second Storey Addition
  • Insert
  • Pop Top
  • Extra Level Extension
  • Second Level Extension


  • Cost effective
  • No need to move out, saving on relocation fees and temporary accommodation. (in most cases)
  • Increase the bedrooms, living areas and value of your property
  • No loss of back yard/ land area
  • Gain city or local views (subject to property)
  • Bedrooms on the second storey provide options to remove walls and create open plan living on the existing level.
  • Match or modernize the architectural design of the house.
  • Minimal disruption
  • On average a second story takes 12 Weeks from start to completion (Subject to design)

Typical extensions

  • Parents Suite – Master bedroom, ensuite, walk in wardrobe & rumpus space (50-60m2)
  • Two bedroom, one main bathroom and retreat/ rumpus space (60-70m2)
  • Three bedroom, one main bathroom and retreat/ rumpus space (70-80m2)
  • Master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, Two kids bedrooms, one main bathroom and retreat/ rumpus space (90-100m2).
  • Every extension is custom designed to suit your existing house, lifestyle requirements and budget.
Wakerley exterior 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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