Extensions to homes with heritage listing in Melbourne
Melbourne is home to a diverse array of different housing styles. We live in the state of Victoria, and Melbourne contains many notable examples of Victorian Architecture. Heritage overlays are put in place by Local Councils to either protect individual buildings, or occasionally entire streets. The criteria used by the council to decide what warrants heritage protection varies but the protection usually is a result of reports commissioned by councils from time to time.
And it’s not always the houses you think – there are instances where former housing commission homes are offered protection through a heritage overlay. This is, overall, a great thing for the preservation of the unique character of Melbourne’s streetscapes and architecture. However, navigating these protections require additional thought into the design so the heritage protection is taken into consideration.
When it comes to heritage extensions, Melbourne homeowners need to proceed with caution! However, our team at Supa Group have the skills and experience to carry create a design that complies with the heritage overlay while delivering the changes you want, while still protecting the historical charm and characteristics of the house.
Working collaboratively with you, our team can design and deliver a home renovation that suits your needs. And, vitally, we can do that while staying within the laws of heritage protection.
Key features of heritage extensions
There are several components required for completing a successful and legal heritage home extension.
Liaising with the council
We prepare all the necessary paperwork for a Town Planning Application and lodge this with the council in association with one of our experienced town planning consultants.
Having the right experience
At Supa Group we have been extending houses for over 45 years and we have the experience to match the existing look and feel of your heritage home.
Maintaining the charm
Our team can undertake home extensions to your heritage property in keeping with the historic aesthetics of the building.