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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.

Get the best of both worlds with a heritage home extension

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About Supa Group

Just like our home extensions and renovations, Supa Group has stood the test of time. We were founded in 1974 by Frank Way, laying a solid groundwork of commitment and service to his staff, subcontractors, and most importantly, his clients — families seeking to remain in the home they know and love.

Now owned and operated by Neil Gardiner, Supa Group’s original commitment has remained the same. Today, our clients are still offered the peace of mind that comes with hiring a builder who takes projects from conception to completion.

Our reputation as a multi-award-winning master builder is built upon a foundation of commitment to quality. We are proud to deliver best possible outcomes for our clients, and we want to do the same for you. Contact us for a free design consultation, and begin building towards the future.

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FAQs

Is it hard to get permission from the council for a heritage extension?

At Supa Group, our team has experience in working with city councils all over the greater Melbourne area. We can find out what’s possible at your property and work through the heritage process to get work started.

Unfortunately in some instances, it is not possible to make the changes desired. This is typically in the instance of double-storey extensions that is visible from the street at a given point.

What are the stages of a heritage home extension?

No matter the location or type of home extension being undertaken, we always follow the same tried and tested process for home renovations.

  1. The Design Phase: Sit down and talk with our designers about all your hopes and dreams for your home. Then they’ll start looking into what work is possible at your heritage address.
  2. The Contract Preparation Phase: Our team will seek out the right permits and documents. Then, with council approval, we’ll draw up a timeline and a budget so you have certainty moving forward.
  3. The Build Phase: Our build team will get to work on your heritage property, and deliver on your renovation with timely professionalism.

Can my family live at our house during the heritage extensions?

The answer is probably yes. We do whatever we can to facilitate families being able to continue living in their homes while we carry out work. If it is necessary for you to move out, we’ll minimise that stretch of time, and work around your schedule as much as possible.

How much will my heritage home extension cost?

Every home extension is different, and a number of varying factors can impact the cost. Just because it’s a heritage home doesn’t necessarily mean that it costs more. But if there are additional detailing and finishes involved, then the materials and labour required may be more expensive.

However, we’ll always consult with you about prices, and work towards delivering the most affordable work we can. Before you commit to the job, you’ll receive a quote from our team along with specifications so you know how much your project will cost.

Why choose Supa Group

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What our customers are saying

Chris and Michelle of Camberwell

What was really impressive was that the building works were completed in an incredible 6 weeks!!!!

David and Joanne of Clifton Hill

I thoroughly recommend Supa Group as their customer first policy and workmanship has been of the highest quality

Howard Maher of North Balwyn

Supagroup completed a second story extension on our 1930’s deco house. The team, my wife and I worked  hard to design an ambitious addition to work in contrast with the existing building. The outcome is simply stunning and was completed in a timely fashion and to budget. Read full review here.

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