Building On Top
Land is becoming harder and harder to come and when you do find a decent plot it comes with a big price tag. It is for this reason many of our clients are opting to stay where they are and build on top of the existing dwelling.
Typically, you will find in suburbs such as Goodwood, Stirling, Unley, St Peters, and Norwood these councils will demand the front of the building’s street appeal stays in tack as to not affect the overall street appeal, so the 2-storey addition is typically put on towards the rear of the existing buildings foot print.
What does a typical two storey addition comprise of?
Every addition we perform is Bespoke and not one project is ever the same, but there are certainly some similarities.
What we find when we first meet our clients their brief is something like below:
- To be able to create open plan dining/kitchen/living area. It needs to open out onto either a decking area or perhaps some further all-weather outdoor living space.
- Typically, an extension such as this entail a new laundry on the ground floor.
- Upstairs are where the bedrooms will be. Now depending on the size of the extension it will depend on just how many bedrooms are built. On a smaller scale addition, we may just have a master suite with a large ensuite and walk in robes. On a larger scale project, we will have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms built upstairs.
- The view. In most cases our clients will opt for balcony (STCP).
Once the layout is established its time to consider what the external walls will look like. With the cost of building materials and there need to contribute to an energy efficient outcome it has seen many manufacturers introduce new products rather than bricks. Today you will various products used for a two storey buildings external wall linings such as:
- LuxeWall: A light weight product that comes in luxury prefinished wall cladding. It gives that architectural look while saving on construction costs.
- Weathertex: A product that provides a better then zero carbon foot print for the environmentally conscious customer, while providing that modern architectural feel in variety of finishes.
- Archclad: Metal cladding that can be used on walls and roofs. This product comes in a variety of colours such as: Copper, Brass, Stone Grey and Charcoal Black to list a few.
When deciding to take your property to the next level you need a builder who understands the need for a fluent programme, a program which ensures all the existing structure is protected and carefully constructed in order to get the right result every time.
The Mayfair Building Group use some of Adelaide’s more reputable architects and engineers ensuring no stone is left un turned when it comes to getting the right finishes on a building and ensuring it structural integrity. Find out for yourself just why we are preferred choice for all types of renovations and extensions.