Types of construction

In the quest to enhance the quality and value of our homes, the construction world presents a plethora of options. Today, we will journey through four popular construction types: first floor additions, ground floor extensions, alterations and renovations. 


First Floor Additions

First floor additions involve adding an entirely new level to an existing single-storey home. This provides significant added living space and can effectively double your usable floor area. A well-executed first floor addition can boost your property’s market value substantially. However, such projects come with a few challenges. They often require considerable time and financial investment, making them the priciest option among the four. Residents may also have to temporarily relocate during construction due to the substantial structural changes involved. 


Ground Floor Extensions

Ground floor extensions expand the footprint of your home horizontally, often creating an open-plan living area or extra rooms. This option generally increases property value as it provides additional living space without altering the fundamental structure. Ground floor extensions typically cost between $1,500 to $2,500 per square meter. While these projects may cause some disruption to your daily routine, residents can usually stay in their homes during construction, making this a more feasible option for families. 



Alterations involve changing the internal layout of your home without adding to the floor space. They can significantly improve the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your home. Alterations may involve creating an open plan living area, removing or adding walls, or moving rooms. Costs vary greatly depending on the scale, but minor alterations can start from as low as $20,000. As with ground floor extensions, residents can typically stay in their homes during construction. Although alterations may not directly increase the floor space, a well-designed alteration can enhance the home’s usability, making it more attractive to potential buyers.



Renovations involve upgrading the existing structure and fixtures of a home. This can range from simple cosmetic changes like repainting and reflooring, to more complex projects such as upgrading the kitchen or bathroom. Renovations, if well-executed, can dramatically improve the look and feel of your home and consequently, increase its market value. Costs can vary widely, from as low as $10,000 for minor cosmetic changes to upwards of $100,000 for extensive remodels. The disruption level is also variable, depending on the scope of the renovation. 

In all these projects, choosing the right construction team is paramount. That’s where Wal Robbins steps in. With years of expertise in delivering high-quality first floor additions, ground floor extensions, alterations, and renovations, Wal Robbins ensures your home improvement project is executed with precision and to your complete satisfaction. So why wait? Add value to your property today. Contact Wal Robbins and experience the expert touch in home construction.