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allenCO Construction | Transforming South Australian Homes.

May 24, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 minutes


When Melissa Barnes’ family unexpectedly grew with the arrival of twins, she and her husband Tully knew that they would need more space for their four young sons.

They love their heritage home in Glenelg North, purchased in 2013, so moving was out of the question.

Feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of extending their home, Melissa and Tully turned to allenCO Construction.

“We didn’t know where to start, but the allenCO boys came in, we met with them and they made it so easy and we felt really comfortable with them straight off the bat,” said Melissa.

“They explained things to us really easily, and they went through the whole process and guided us through from start to finish.”

allenCO Construction is a South Australian, family-owned building company.  Their team of qualified builders, carpenters, electricians, earthmovers and labourers specialise in providing renovations and extensions to cover a range of architectural styles. 

Melissa wanted an extension that honours the heritage of the original part of the home and is practical for her busy young family.

allenCO Construction is the expert in creating custom renovations by utilising rustic, salvaged, and recycled materials where available, and incorporating new and innovative products from trusted brands.

For Melissa’s home, allenCO Construction sourced 90-year-old floorboards to match the existing flooring, creating a seamless transition between the original building and the new extension.

They also used clever construction methods beneath the flooring to ensure that the acoustics are consistent throughout the house.

The beautiful two-storey extension at the rear of the bungalow includes two bedrooms, a walk-in robe, ensuite bathroom, a large study, functional laundry (including a laundry chute), an abundance of storage and a stunning spotted gum staircase.

Like many of the home’s features, the staircase design was Melissa’s idea.  She loves that allenCO Construction collaborated with her to create a personalised extension.

“I think one of the benefits of working with a small family-owned business is that we were able to take a lot of creative control with our selections and the design process … they were able to give us the flexibility to be the driving force and to make those selections, and then they built it and brought it to life.”

allenCO Construction proudly creates and builds designs that blend original architectural characteristics with each client’s unique style, with results that are beautiful, functional and on budget.

allenCO Construction also proudly offers underpinning, decks and pergolas, sheds and re-roofing.

Melissa couldn’t be happier with the new addition to her home:

“I would 100% recommend allenCO from start to finish. They were there. They guided us. They allowed us that flexibility to make our own decisions and the quality of the craftsmanship throughout the whole build has been amazing.”

See what allenCO Construction can do for your home.  Visit them online at or phone them on 0429 999 478.

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