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Make your double fronted home twice as nice with an extension or renovation

The term ‘double fronted’ can mean a couple of different things in home architecture. In much of suburban Australia, it refers to a house that has staggered facades. These buildings are often constructed post-war, and made of brick.

Doubled fronted homes often feature a door in the middle of the facade, with windows either side (a ‘doubling’ of windows, compared to a single fronted cottage with a door on the corner). These double fronted homes are very much in demand — they’re comparatively spacious, and are typically situated on large allotments.

They also have great street appeal and symmetry. Having a wider frontage, they lend themselves well to second storey extensions. Upper storey extensions will need to be set back on the second level, leaving extra width as a bonus for many home owners. Book a design consultation with us, and we can work with you to get renovations underway.

Make your double fronted home twice as nice with an extension or renovation

The term 'double fronted' can mean a couple of different things in home architecture. In much of suburban Australia, it refers to a house that has staggered facades. These buildings are often constructed post-war, and made of brick.

Doubled fronted homes often feature a door in the middle of the facade, with windows either side (a 'doubling' of windows, compared to a single fronted cottage with a door on the corner). These double fronted homes are very much in demand — they're comparatively spacious, and are typically situated on large allotments.

They also have great street appeal and symmetry. Having a wider frontage, they lend themselves well to second storey extensions. Upper storey extensions will need to be set back on the second level, leaving extra width as a bonus for many home owners. Book a design consultation with us, and we can work with you to get renovations underway.

Free standing

Unlike single fronted terrace houses, double fronted homes tend to be free standing on their own lot.

A variety of materials

Melbourne boasts many wooden double fronted homes, with others made of stone or bricks.

Many windows

With big facades, double fronted homes are often bright and light with an abundance of windows.

Double down on your double fronted home with Supa Group

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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

Does my double fronted home have a heritage overlay?

Post-war suburban double fronted homes very rarely have a heritage overlay. However, pre-war double fronted houses may be subject to building restrictions. It is important to check whether or not heritage protections affect your property.

Heritage protections can be a lot to get your head around, and there are serious repercussions for breaching restrictions. However, just because a house is covered by heritage overlay doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t build a home extension or renovation. Our team can liaise with the relevant council planning departments and find out what is and is not possible.

What are the stages of a double fronted home extension?

No matter what kind of house we’re working on, there are three steps in our process for extensions and renovations.

  1. The Design Phase: Talk to our team about your ideas, and we will draw up some preliminary plans.
  2. The Contract Preparation Phase: This is the stage in which we will source all pertinent permits and documents. We will also draw up a contract for your construction job, including a timeframe and a budget.
  3. The Build Phase: Finally, we get to work. When we’re finished, you’ll have the double fronted home of your dreams.

Can we keep living in the double fronted home during renovations?

You don’t have to move out of the home during the extension or renovation, provided that during construction you’ll still have access to certain amenities (your bathroom, toilet, and bedrooms). Temporary accommodation may be necessary if the renovation taking place in these areas. However, we will always do our best to accommodate your needs. If in doubt, get in touch with our expert team, and we’ll let you know what’s possible during the design consultation phase.

What does a double fronted home renovation cost?

Costs vary depending on the size of the job. However, we will be sure to provide you with a comprehensive and detailed quote before you sign off on a project. No matter the task at hand, we always deliver excellent work at a cost-effective price.

Why choose Supa Group

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40 Years Experience 40 Years Experience
Fixed Price & Completion Time Fixed Price & Completion Time
All Areas Serviced All Areas Serviced

What our customers are saying

Brian and Cathy of Fairfield

We were particularly impressed by the job’s completion on time, despite some weather delays.

Chris and Michelle of Camberwell

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

Dale and Christina of Port Melbourne

We are very happy in our new home and we would like to thank all the staff at supagroup.

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