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Experience even more light and space in your post-war brick home

After WWII, between 1945 and 1965, double-fronted and triple-fronted brick veneer homes saw a rise in popularity. Domestic buildings grew in number to accommodate the widespread immigration which occurred. These new houses were designed for family lifestyles, usually featuring interconnected living rooms and plenty of windows to let in ample light.

At Supa Group, we can expand the spaciousness of your post-war brick home to accommodate your growing family — without sacrificing the heritage details. We work with our own designers and builders, overseeing the project every step of the way. And, with your input, you can have the post-war brick home of your dreams.

Start the process by letting our expert team know what you want to achieve.

Key features of post-war brick homes

Post-war brick houses reflect the optimism and growth occurring in Australia during the 50s and 60s.

Brick veneer

Brick veneer was cheaper and faster to construct than solid brick, and became a key feature of these homes.

Double and triple-fronted

These homes are easily identified by their staggered facades, often featuring hipped roofs.

More windows

Glass became cheaper to produce thanks to new industrial processes, so more windows were able to be incorporated into post-war brick homes. Steel window frames often replaced timber sash windows.

Single storey

These homes built out, instead of up, with interconnected living rooms and family rooms.

Put your own mark on your post-war brick 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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Does my post-war home have a heritage overlay?

Most post-war style brick homes were (as the name suggests) built after the war, and will unlikely be subject to heritage overlays. In some cases, streetscapes featuring similarly styled homes are placed under a heritage order. As such, you should always check to see if your home is subject to heritage protection.

Heritage overlays were introduced to protect places of significance. Having said that, however, not every element of your home will be considered as such. You can often remove, alter, or develop aspects of your home, without changing the overall aesthetic. To find out what you can, and can’t, do if your home is protected by a heritage overlay, you’ll need to contact your council’s planning department.

In some cases, you may need to apply for a planning permit. At Supa Group, we have substantial experience in working with councils to ensure heritage elements of homes are retained when undergoing construction. If you’re unsure whether your home has a heritage overlay, we can check for you. We’ll work with you, and your local council, to make sure you can still build the perfect post-war brick extension.

What are the stages of a post-war home extension?

Whether you have a post-war brick home or an Art Deco house, we always follow the same process for extensions and renovations.

  1. The Design Phase: Let our designers know your ideas, and we’ll draw up a plan for your post-war home renovation.
  2. The Contract Preparation Phase: We’ll get the relevant permits and documents together, and draw up a timeframe and contract for the construction.
  3. The Build Phase: We’ll then get to work upgrading and updating your post-war home, so you can experience a house which accommodates all your needs.

Can my family live in the post-war home during renovations?

Yes — if you’re still going to have access to your amenities (the bathroom, toilet, and bedrooms) during construction. But if these areas are undergoing renovations, or will be blocked by building works, you may need to look for temporary accommodation. If you do need to leave your home, you will have warning well in advance, and we can always work around your needs.

How much will my post-war home renovation cost?

Post-war home renovations and extensions vary in price, depending on what you’re looking to achieve. When you engage our services, we’ll provide you with a detailed quote so you always know how much construction will cost. We strive to ensure our home and building services are cost effective, without sacrificing quality.

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What our customers are saying

Claudia of West Footscray

From initial plans right through to the end Supagroup have been polite, professional and super efficient and well organised. Thanks to everyone at Supagroup for helping realise my dreams.

Chris and Michelle of Camberwell

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

Andrew and Mark of Yarraville

Despite all the stories you hear about how difficult building can be it was a fairly painless process thanks to the professionalism of the Supa Group team and the quality of their people. We even lived in the house throughout the process.

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