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Is renovating right for you?

Renovating is one of the biggest and most rewarding tasks you can undertake in your home journey. Deciding on whether renovating is the right choice for you means finding out key information around costs, timelines and what is possible for your home.

We’ve collated our 45 years’ of experience in renovating to help you decide.

Start below with our questions to consider before undertaking a renovation.

Questions before you begin

How much does a renovation cost?

Each renovation journey is different as they are tailored specifically to your needs and budget. Once you have met with your designer and plans have been drawn, we will provide a fixed price and timeline for the project so you know exactly what the cost and timeframes are. Summit Renovations focus on modern extensions, two storey additions and character homes.

To help you understand what you need to get started:

Second Storey Additions | These start from $300,000.

Ground Floor Extensions & Major Renovations | Starting from $200,000.

Should I renovate or demolish and rebuild my home?

If you love your suburb but not your home, it can be tricky to decide what your best option is. At Summit we offer both renovations and the option to demolish and rebuild.

This decision is ultimately up to you, your lifestyle needs and budget. One of our consultants will be more than happy to provide some information on what options would work best for you.

Can I live in my home when it is being renovated?

Depending on your project and timeframe, there is the option for you to stay in your home while it is being renovated. Your designer will be able to provide some information on what will be best for you.

Do I need council approval?

Our designers offer the complete home renovation process. This means we cover everything, from concept to council approvals to construction.

What is a second storey addition?

If you are looking for more space but don’t have extra room on your block, a second storey addition might be perfect option for you. Our experienced designers can tailor a design to suit your existing home.

A second storey space can be anything you want – the ultimate parent’s retreat, an extra room to take advantage of your view, or a children’s wing. Your second storey modular pod is constructed in the on-site factory at Summit. It is then transported to your home and installed with a crane. Sounds exciting? You can watch some of our second-storey installs here.

Two Storey Pod Drops

What kind of renovations does Summit offer?

Summit Renovations carry out second storey additions, ground floor extensions and major renovations to every style of home.

You may want to preserve the past and the respect the character of your period home, or transform you home to a more current style; the choice is yours.

Our exclusive modular addition process

If you choose to utilise our innovative construction technology, your second storey addition will be built in our all weather proof factory. By combining the strength of Australian Truecore engineered steel by Bluescope, with the advanced thermal-properties of MasterWall, we offer a stronger, superior finish. The completed extension is then simply craned into position and secured to your existing home. From there your staircase is installed and all services connected, so you’re free to enjoy the extra space within weeks.


Comfortably live in your home while we construct your upper floor extension in our factory located in Canning Vale. We manufacture our TrueCore steel frames at our Myaree headquarters and construct the modules at Canning Vale. This controlled environment not only ensures the frames are built to exact specifications, but helps reduce the chance of delays.

Your second storey extension is delivered directly to your door and craned into place in just a few short hours. The key advantage of this method of building is that you can stay living in your home whilst the upper-storey module is being constructed offsite. This is a real financial benefit to homeowners, particularly if they need to rent another property whilst they’re waiting for their home renovation to finish.

2 storey renovation of Perth home in Mount Lawley completed by Summit renovations.

It’s pretty amazing to watch a home transform over such a short period of time because as a homeowner, you can literally leave for work in the morning and come back that evening with a second story all framed up! Then once your staircase and service connections are finished, in a matter of weeks your new home extension is complete.

Take your home to the next level

Summit’s game-changing modular building method can take your home improvements to an amazing new level in no time.

We can build your second storey addition in our purpose-built, all weather factory so you’re able to continue living in your home as we complete the renovation. Once complete, the extension is simply craned into position and secured to your existing home and is free for you to enjoy in a matter of weeks.

Listen to our Building Manager Jeff run through all the benefits of building a modular addition with Summit.

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Take the guesswork out with 3D modelling

When it comes to adding a second storey to your home, 3D Modelling gives you the ability to not only envisage, but experience the look and feel of your renovation well before construction begins.

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3D Modelling

Why renovate with Summit?

Free onsite design consultation

HIA fixed price contract

Build & council approvals included

3D modelling

Interior design consultation

Lifetime structural guarantee

Expert designers

Our experienced design consultants can tailor a two storey design to suit your family and lifestyle, all while transforming your home to new heights without moving out.

If your home is looking tired and dated, a two storey extension can enhance its street appeal via a stunning and seamless connection to your current residence, which picks up its existing character and detail.

The team collectively have decades of experience in the industry and they are here to turn your home transformation dreams into a reality.

Meet the team

Case Studies


Second storey addition | Wembley: Andrew & Chatarina

Tell us a bit about your renovation. Was this your first time renovating and how did you decide now was...

Ground floor extension | Cottesloe: Natalie & Justin

Summit Renovations Design Consultant, Charlie met with clients, Natalie and Justin to do a pre-purchase inspection on the home that...

Ground floor extension | Attadale: Lara & David

Attadale homeowners Lara and David wanted to upgrade their family home to not only create additional space for entertaining friends...
West Leederville

Ground floor extension | West Leederville: Mimli & Krishna

This renovation was a unique job as another division of Summit was enlisted to build a rear strata property on...

Major renovation | Fremantle: Graeme & Annabel

From the street this Fremantle property looks just like any other heritage home, take a closer look however and you’ll...

Major renovation | Kinross: James & Tania

Hear from James and Tania about their renovation journey with Summit and how they completely transformed their 22 year old...

Major renovation | Rossmoyne: Tamalee & Mark

With their home renovated previously by Summit, Mark and Tamalee turned to the team once again when they planned to...
Madora Bay

Second storey addition | Madora Bay: Bryce & Claire

How did you come to the decision to renovate your home and what were some of the issues you were...

Second storey addition | Dalkeith: Danielle & Adrian

Danielle and Adrian approached Summit wanting to create more space in their family home, to give their children more room...
Mount Pleasant

Second storey addition | Mount Pleasant: Helen & George

Helen and George came to Summit Homes wanting to create a four bedroom, two bathroom modern home with open plan...

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Speak to someone about your plans. Whether you’re considering building, renovating or developing our experts can guide or answer any questions you might have.

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