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From population boom to cosmopolitan style

Melbourne’s unique terrace houses find their roots all the way back in the Gold Rush in the 1850s. The influx of wealth stimulated an increase in population — and a huge demand for accessible housing. Terrace houses were designed to reflect the booming economy, while offering versatile living spaces that could be appreciated as single dwellings, or in a row.

The iconic design and strong construction of Melbourne’s terraced houses have endured through the decades. They are now an incredibly sought-after piece of the city’s architectural history. New and existing terrace house owners often look to retain the heritage aesthetic of their buildings, while providing more space for the family to grow.

The team at Supa Group can help bring your home into the 21st Century with a sensitive terrace home extension in Melbourne. We offer free design consultations, giving you the opportunity to work with our in-house design consultants to design the home of your dreams.

Key features of terrace home renovations

Terrace homes in Melbourne boast a range of unique stylistic inclusions.

Joined at the hip

Entire blocks of Melbourne terrace homes are joined together in long rows. Dwellings are separated by party walls decorated with corbels and other features, depending on when the house was constructed.

Polychrome brickwork

Heavily influenced by local architectural movements, unique brickwork can still be found in many dwellings. Some have been rendered, sanded down, or painted over.

Decorative details

Many of Melbourne's terrace houses display ornate balustrades, cornices, and parapets. This demand for detailing placed the city as a international front runner for cast iron production.

Increase space while keeping up style with a terrace home renovation in Melbourne

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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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Will my Melbourne terrace home have a heritage overlay?

The answer is probably, yes. Many of Melbourne’s terraced homes were built between 1850 and 1890, making them a key candidate for heritage designation. This means that if you own a terrace home, you must retain certain heritage elements if you wish to extend or renovate in the future.

Even if your terrace isn’t heritage protected, there are other planning challenges such as height limits, and side set back requirements. If you live on a narrow block, the set back restrictions make it difficult to add a second storey to these homes.

If you have questions about heritage overlays in your area, get in touch with Supa Group. Our design consultants will help you work within council restrictions to create a home extension that is both spacious and stylish.

What is the process for a terrace home extension?

Supa Group home extensions and renovations follow a three-step process.

  1. The Design Phase is where you work closely with our in-house architects and designers to create a home extension that suits your lifestyle.
  2. The Contract Preparation Phase gives us time to prepare paperwork between our business, your family, and the local council.
  3. The Build Phase is where we get to work executing your designs and building a home extension that will grant you more space and style.

For exact time frames and costs, get in touch with Supa Group for a free design consultation.

Can I live in my terrace house while it is being renovated or extended?

You may be able to live in your home while renovations or extensions take place — in limited circumstances. Most of our clients choose not to live in their terrace home during the renovation phase because, in most cases, basic amenities become unavailable during construction.

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What our customers are saying

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.

David and Joanne of Clifton Hill

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

Danny and Melissa of Coburg

Our building supervisor Braidon Marshall was absolutely fantastic. He was friendly, approachable and accessible when we had a few issues out of hours. We sprung a leak on one rather rainy night, and he came to the rescue after his birthday dinner no less!

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