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Upgrade your Federation home without compromising the heritage

In Australia, Federation style homes were built roughly between 1900 and 1914 — between the birth of Australia as a unified country, and World War I. These houses, impressive and ornate in style, have become some of the most cherished architectural structures in the country. But, of course, since they’re over a century old, there are at least some elements in most Federation style homes that cry out for renovation.

At Supa Group, we can add space and the benefits of modernity to your home, without compromising the historic appeal. By collaborating with our team of designers and builders, you’ll be able to achieve all the aspirations you have for your property.

Talk to our team to start outlining a plan today, and be amazed by the possibilities.

Key features of Federation homes

Federation houses in Melbourne are as grand and aspirational as the young country in which they were built.

Red brick and woodwork

Many federation homes feature beautiful red brick facades, ridges of white mortar, and impressive woodwork on the verandas.

Fireplaces and chimneys

Federation homes were built long before we had access to the sophisticated, electronic heating systems of today.

A blending of styles

Federation homes give a nod to the Art Noveau architectural style. This blends with the Arts and Crafts movement and there are many examples in Melbourne of this style, particularly in suburbs like Ivanhoe and Eaglemont.

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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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Does my Federation home has a heritage overlay? How can I check?

Federation homes are over a century old, and many of them are protected by heritage overlay. This means you’ll have to go through the council and get approval before making substantive changes to the property. If your house is heritage listed, you’ll require a permit before proceeding.

Thankfully, our team at Supa Group has years of experience in working with local councils around Melbourne. We can find out if your home has a heritage overlay, asses your property, and find the best way of navigating any council restrictions.

What are the stages in a Federation home extension?

All the homes we renovate at Supa Group go through the same tried and tested process:

  1. Design: Working in collaboration with you, our design team will come up with a workable plan that meets all your key criteria.
  2. Contract Preparation: Collating all relevant documents and permits, we will prepare contracts for the job.
  3. Build: Finally, our build team will get the job done. All of our work is guaranteed for six years.

If you want to know more about specific timeline and costs for the project you have in mind, get in touch and we’ll draw up a quote estimate.

Can my family still live in the Federation home during renovations?

We do our best to facilitate families if they want to continue living in a home while renovations are taking place. We require that you still have access to kitchen and bathroom amenities, plus your bedroom.

How much will my Federation home renovation cost?

We go above and beyond to make our renovation work as affordable as possible. The exact cost will fluctuate depending on things like:

  • The size of the job
  • The scale of the designs
  • Whether you’re looking at a ground floor extension, a second storey extension, or both

You can get a more precise indication of how much the job will cost by booking in for a Free Design Consultation with our team.

Why choose Supa Group

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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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