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First & Second Floor Additions

Home additions are commonly built to add extra square footage to a property. In other words, a whole new level of floor space to improve how you live. Home additions can be constructed to create extra bedrooms or additional bathrooms which is ideal for accommodating growing households. Second-floor additions are the preferred way to increase living space without having to move home, and not to mention its financial benefits too.

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First & Second Floor Additions

Home additions are commonly built to add extra square footage to a property. In other words, a whole new level of floor space to improve how you live. Home additions can be constructed to create extra bedrooms or additional bathrooms which is ideal for accommodating growing households. Second-floor additions are the preferred way to increase living space without having to move home, and not to mention its financial benefits too.

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First, second and third storey of house in Burraneer.

Why build an additional storey?


Upgrading your current home

When you’ve found the perfect neighbourhood, the one thing you don’t want is to move away again. Adding a second storey addition gives you the flexibility to upgrade your current home whilst staying in the area you love.


Lifestyle decision

Home additions allow you to design a new space that fits in with your lifestyle. Whether that means moving bedrooms upstairs to expand the family room downstairs or creating additional bathrooms to accommodate more family members. 


Growing family

A home addition gives at least two additional bedrooms and one bathroom, which is perfect for growing families. In larger properties, there’s potential for much more space. 


Investment decision

Building an additional storey is a huge investment in your property. It improves its street appeal which is the first thing onlookers see. It also increases the valuation price of your home which is a big advantage for selling further down the line. 


Maintain your outdoor area

By building up instead of building out, you don’t have to sacrifice your outdoor area for more space. Whether that’s keeping your alfresco dining area or the play area for your kids, building upwards is a much better option for small houses with limited land.

Why build an additional storey?


Upgrading your current home

When you’ve found the perfect neighbourhood, the one thing you don’t want is to move away again. Adding a second storey addition gives you the flexibility to upgrade your current home whilst staying in the area you love.


Lifestyle decision

Home additions allow you to design a new space that fits in with your lifestyle. Whether that means moving bedrooms upstairs to expand the family room downstairs or creating additional bathrooms to accommodate more family members. 


Growing family

A home addition gives at least two additional bedrooms and one bathroom, which is perfect for growing families. In larger properties, there’s potential for much more space. 


Investment decision

Building an additional storey is a huge investment in your property. It improves its street appeal which is the first thing onlookers see. It also increases the valuation price of your home which is a big advantage for selling further down the line. 


Maintaining your outdoor area

By building up instead of building out, you don’t have to sacrifice your outdoor area for more space. Whether that’s keeping your alfresco dining area or the play area for your kids, building upwards is a much better option for small houses with limited land.

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First & second floor additions explained

Building a second storey addition involves removing the existing roof on your property and creating another level. When building a second storey addition, we need to look at how to enhance the views from your extension as well as letting in natural light. You would also need to consider changes downstairs to ensure you can get access to your second storey addition. This means losing an existing room to install a new stairwell, although this doesn’t mean losing functionality. A new stairwell can provide under-stairs storage such as a laundry room or a cloakroom. As your second storey addition will change the fundamental structure of your property, you must obtain council approval before going ahead. This means working with your local council to achieve development approval and looking at any specific planning policies that are important to them. We must also note here that services such as plumbing, gas, and power also requires approval and inspection by the relevant authority before construction can proceed. 

A common concern with building second storey additions is invading your neighbour’s privacy. This interference is known as overlooking and overshadowing. Overlooking is a complex issue that needs to be carefully considered when planning your second storey extension. Window placement is the most important aspect to avoid this. Building a second-storey addition means adding weight to your property, so you need a solid foundation to support the additional load. An engineer’s assessment would need to be carried out before construction to inspect the footings of the property. The assessment would mainly look at the structural integrity of the foundations and roofing to determine whether a second-storey addition would be suitable. This assessment would need to be carried out before getting council approval for construction. 

Why choose SGM Building?

Your home addition couldn’t be in better hands than with our site forman, Greg. Prior to joining SGM Building, Greg worked with Sammut as the foreman on “Nautilus”, a waterfront seven-bedroom, six-storey mansion that won the award for best Australian Custom Built Home and was named the 2016 Australian Home of the Year. Nautilus was crowned by Australia’s peak building industry body for its “painstaking level of detail and high-quality finishes” (The Courier, 2016).

At SGM we have both the wisdom and experience required to take on your home addition/extension. We have earned our respected reputation through our consistent delivery of high-quality results and relentless attention to detail throughout all aspects of the build. Achieving high-quality results means having a team of accredited carpenters, contractors and trades who all share the same commitment to quality and show pride in their work.

Through our 40 years of experience, we have added storeys and extensions to a variety of homes and developments all throughout Sydney, with a focus on the Eastern Suburbs, Inner West and the Sutherland Shire. These include:

First floor addition

Second storey addition

Ground floor extensions

Alfresco / glass room additions & extensions

Attic additions

Carport / garage additions

Why choose SGM Building?

Your home addition/extension couldn’t be in better hands than with our site forman, Greg. Prior to joining SGM Building, Greg worked with Sammut as the foreman on “Nautilus”, a waterfront seven-bedroom, six-storey mansion that won the award for best Australian Custom Built Home and was named the 2016 Australian Home of the Year. Nautilus was crowned by Australia’s peak building industry body for its “painstaking level of detail and high-quality finishes” (The Courier, 2016).

At SGM we have both the wisdom and experience required to take on your home addition/extension. We have earned our respected reputation through our consistent delivery of high-quality results and relentless attention to detail throughout all aspects of the build. Achieving high-quality results means having a team of accredited carpenters, contractors and trades who all share the same commitment to quality and show pride in their work.

Through our 40 years of experience, we have added storeys and extensions to a variety of homes and developments all throughout Sydney, with a focus on the Eastern Suburbs, Inner West and the Sutherland Shire. These include:

First floor addition

Second storey addition

Ground floor extension

Alfresco glass room extension & addition

Attic additions

Carport / garage additions

Are SGM Building licensed?

Yes, we are licensed with the Master Builders Association of NSW. As a company that has earned their respected reputation through consistent delivery of high-quality results, every one of our builders and carpenters at SGM is licensed and accredited. As a result, we only work with a team of contractors and trades who all share the same commitment to quality.

Master Builders Association Member, SGM Building.

Are SGM Building licensed?

Yes, we are licensed with the Master Builders Association of NSW. As a company that has earned their respected reputation through consistent delivery of high-quality results, every one of our builders and carpenters at SGM is licensed and accredited. As a result, we only work with a team of contractors and trades who all share the same commitment to quality.

Master Builders Association Member, SGM Building.

Service areas

Our vast range of services ensure we have you covered for your every building need in Sydney.

Sutherland Shire

South Coast

Eastern Suburbs

Northern Sydney

Inner West

Northern Beaches

Service areas

Our vast range of services ensure we have you covered for your every building need in Sydney.

Sutherland Shire

South Coast

Eastern Suburbs

Northern Sydney

Inner West

Northern Beaches

Contact

Thinking of adding a floor?

For a free, no-obligation consultation, get in touch with the team at SGM Building now.

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Contact

Thinking of adding a floor?

For a free, no-obligation consultation, get in touch with the team at SGM Building now.

Get In Touch