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Second storey additions seamlessly built onto your Melbourne home.

Transform your lifestyle
and add value to your home
by adding a second storey.

Add value and space to your home, without compromising on your outdoor area.

By adding a second storey extension to your Melbourne home, you have the potential to double your living space, all whilst maintaining the outdoor space you and your family are accustomed to.

If you love where you live, but just don’t have the space you and your family need, contact a specialist second storey extension builder and enhance your living space—whilst capturing any potential views your property might have, and improving the street appeal of your property too.

Contact XL Built and find out your property’s potential today.

Second Storey Additions

Save money by adding a second storey addition

Real Estates Fees

$32,000*

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Real Estate Fees — There are many unwanted fees associated with buying and selling property. When it comes to selling, styling your home, if necessary, can cost up to $6,000. Then there’s the marketing, which depending on your budget, can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000. Just when you think that’s everything, there may be an auction fee of $400 to $1,000—on top of the real estate agent’s overall 2% commission. Based on the Victorian average house price of $737,000, this could be approximately $15,000.

Conveyancing Fees

$2,000*

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Conveyancing Fees — Conveyancing fees can vary, you can expect to pay anything from $800 to $2,000. Not too much in the grand scheme of things, but it all adds up.

Stamp Duty

$36,000*

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Stamp Duty — Based on the Victorian average house price of $737,000, you will be charged Stamp Duty of approximately $36,000. Stamp Duty Fees fluctuate, depending on:

  • Where you live in Australia

  • The type of property you are purchasing

  • If you are a first home buyer or not

  • Whether you are purchasing a vacant land, new home or established home

  • If you are a foreign purchaser

Moving Costs

$2,000*

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Moving Costs — Don’t forget the ‘big move’ can be costly too. If you choose to do it yourself, hiring a van or a truck for a day can cost $200. Or, engaging a team of professional removalists (which is often a wise choice) is likely to cost around $2,000.

Savings

$70,000*

By deciding not to move, that’s a potential saving of approximately $70,000 to re-invest and put towards improving your current home.

Make a smart investment and choose an XL Built second storey addition.

To reinvest into your second storey addition.

*Approximate AUD$ value only.

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How much does
a second storey
addition cost?

When comparing pricing on a second storey addition in Melbourne, it is important not to go by price per square metre. There are three main reasons for this:

1. Quality can vary immensely — It is important to remember that not every second storey extension builder in Melbourne delivers a project to the same standard. Materials, finishes and execution vary in quality, and therefore in price too.

 

2. Every project is different — Depending on the scale and complexity, and the areas involved in the new double story addition, price per square metre will vary. Designs featuring unusual shapes and angles will, naturally, be more expensive than designs with simple square shapes. This is due to the extra building materials required, rather than any added difficulty in the execution. kitchens and bathrooms will also increase the cost of the two storey extension significantly. The average cost of a kitchen ranges from $30,000 to $50,000, and a bathroom from $20,000 to $30,000. The overall costs of a second storey addition, without rooms such as these, will be considerably less than one with.

 

3. Every property is different — Often, the existing home will need upgrading to suit the new second storey addition. The design of the 2nd storey extension, and the way it integrates into the existing structure will ultimately dictate the extent to which the ground floor will need to be upgraded. Other factors such as council overlays, energy efficiency, bushfire zones and soil classification have the potential to impact the overall cost of the project and affect the cost per square metre.

 

On average, the cost of a second storey addition begins at approximately $220,000. As third-generation extension builders, the Team at XL Built harness 45 years of experience to assess and quote a project as accurately as possible. With excellent communication and foresight, XL Built will work with you throughout the build to ensure any additional costs are minimised and managed.

 

For an accurate pricing estimate, contact XL Built today.

XL Built
is with you every
step of the way.

XL Built will take care of the whole process—right from the beginning—so you don’t have to worry.

Planning, permits, council regulations, XL Built has it covered with our trusted team of industry professionals who are second story addition specialists.

We’ll work closely with you throughout the design process, to create a second storey addition that is tailored to the needs of your household.

XL Built will check-in with you and your family regularly and establish a clear timeline for the build. There’s also a convenient online portal, so you can check on the progress of your project at any time.

Choose a quality, custom second storey addition. Choose XL Built.

Your Free Extension Guide

Download our complimentary Extension Guide featuring our beautiful home and lifestyle transformations.

The Process

At XL Built we customise every build, because no two families are the same. We consult closely with your family on your needs to design a home that is as comfortable for your lifestyle as it is practical.


Our design process has been broken into three stages to ensure nothing is overlooked at each phase of the build.

This system is unique to XL Built and consists of:
Stage 1 – Concept Design
Stage 2 – Design Development
Stage 3 – Final Design and Documentation

Your approval is required at each stage of the build, ensuring nothing is missed so that your second storey extension cost budgets can be kept in control. XL Built also offers a money back guarantee on your design, allowing you creative freedom without hesitation.

Our knowledgeable team obtains any permits and documentation required for the build, taking the stress out of your hands. Throughout the process communication is key, with several options to communicate with our team online, direct and via our exclusive internal portal.

Your vision is our vision.

Registered with the Building Practitioner’s Board, all of our builds are executed to exceed industry standards.


Each project operates under a number of insurances, and isn’t commenced without a Home Owner’s Warranty insurance, Public Liability insurance, Contract Works insurance and Work Cover.


From the moment your second storey extension design is completed, our team works on creating a custom schedule for your build. Adhering to strict timelines, this schedule will enable the fastest possible completion date for your home which will keep your second storey extension costs to a minimum whilst maintaining the highest level of quality.


Following this schedule, the deposit and depending on the requirements on your build, the project will commence demolition. The cost of second storey extension will be divided across each stage of the build including the base, frame, roof cover, lock-up, internal wall lining, fixing and completion. More than 2,000 items will be assessed on our quality management checklist – our team doesn’t miss a thing.


If changes need to be made during the build, we work with you to offer flexibility in design. Our work is all executed by highly skilled, friendly and respectful tradespeople. We hand pick our team and assure nothing but the best when building your dream home.

Just because our work has stopped on your second storey extension Melbourne, doesn’t mean our service has.


When you move back into your dream home, we offer a three-month maintenance period for any unseen defects that may appear.


As our work is executed by highly skilled tradespeople, we are confident in the quality of our work. As a result we offer a 10-year structural guarantee, giving peace of mind for the future of your home.


We provide ongoing support and service and are always on hand to help make you as comfortable as possible in your newly built home.
Our service starts right from the moment you visit our website to many years later as you enjoy the perfection of your custom built home.

The Process

At XL Built we customise every build, because no two families are the same. We consult closely with your family on your needs to design a home that is as comfortable for your lifestyle as it is practical.


Our design process has been broken into three stages to ensure nothing is overlooked at each phase of the build.

This system is unique to XL Built and consists of:
Stage 1 – Concept Design
Stage 2 – Design Development
Stage 3 – Final Design and Documentation

Your approval is required at each stage of the build, ensuring nothing is missed so that your second storey extension cost budgets can be kept in control. XL Built also offers a money back guarantee on your design, allowing you creative freedom without hesitation.

Our knowledgeable team obtains any permits and documentation required for the build, taking the stress out of your hands. Throughout the process communication is key, with several options to communicate with our team online, direct and via our exclusive internal portal.

Your vision is our vision.

Registered with the Building Practitioner’s Board, all of our builds are executed to exceed industry standards.


Each project operates under a number of insurances, and isn’t commenced without a Home Owner’s Warranty insurance, Public Liability insurance, Contract Works insurance and Work Cover.


From the moment your second storey extension design is completed, our team works on creating a custom schedule for your build. Adhering to strict timelines, this schedule will enable the fastest possible completion date for your home which will keep your second storey extension costs to a minimum whilst maintaining the highest level of quality.


Following this schedule, the deposit and depending on the requirements on your build, the project will commence demolition. The cost of second storey extension will be divided across each stage of the build including the base, frame, roof cover, lock-up, internal wall lining, fixing and completion. More than 2,000 items will be assessed on our quality management checklist – our team doesn’t miss a thing.


If changes need to be made during the build, we work with you to offer flexibility in design. Our work is all executed by highly skilled, friendly and respectful tradespeople. We hand pick our team and assure nothing but the best when building your dream home.

Just because our work has stopped on your second storey extension Melbourne, doesn’t mean our service has.


When you move back into your dream home, we offer a three-month maintenance period for any unseen defects that may appear.


As our work is executed by highly skilled tradespeople, we are confident in the quality of our work. As a result we offer a 10-year structural guarantee, giving peace of mind for the future of your home.


We provide ongoing support and service and are always on hand to help make you as comfortable as possible in your newly built home.
Our service starts right from the moment you visit our website to many years later as you enjoy the perfection of your custom built home.

Floorplans

Add more space for your growing family with the addition of a second level extension or maybe you’d like to create a secluded parent’s retreat.

XL Built can create the perfect extension space that can transform your lifestyle whilst adding value to your property.
View some of our most popular extension ideas and plans below.

Benefits

Increased Value

Comfortable Living

Built for You

Inner Sanctuary

Unlock the true potential of your property.

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