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Something Old Something New

23 August 2017

Australia’s history is filled with diversity, culturally and architecturally.  Australia started out as a penal settlement in 1788 and the simple military style structures was a legacy of its harsh beginnings. These early colonial structures were simple and based on need and available materials.

As time progressed the colony was able to not only develop and import more building materials but also to import the architectural vernacular that was in favour in Britain at the time.

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Q & A on the benefits of extending your home

04 August 2017

There are great benefits in making the decision to extend and renovate. For some the main reason is purely emotional. The family holds a history of memories for many and demolishing may not be an option.  The heart will always rule.

The Orange Cream

21 June 2017
By Neil Gardiner

North Balwyn is a great suburb of Melbourne. Skyhooks made Balwyn famous with the song Balwyn Calling, but North Balwyn is notable for its great homes and gardens, proximity to the Eastern Freeway and Yarra River environs.

Riverside Map North Balwyn

Yarraville Renovation & Extension Project

19 May 2017

The clients loved their neighbourhood. They lived in a suburb where period and contemporary homes blended harmoniously imbuing a sense of feel good and friendly community. Their home, a post war weatherboard had views to a park across the way and was walking distance to the local amenities. Whilst offering a level of comfort and respecting the architectural features, space was seriously lacking.

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Melbourne Renovation-Villa Alba

27 February 2017
By Neil Gardiner

I recently visited Villa Alba in Walmer Street, Kew, one of Melbourne’s early homes.


A Past Blast

20 February 2017
By Neil Gardiner

I recently caught up with old clients of Supa Group from the 1990’s Brian and Toinette Igoe of Lower Templestowe.


Melbourne Renovations Market

27 January 2017
By Neil Gardiner

A recent article in the Herald Sun highlights the issue of trying to trade up lifestyle and amenity in a rising property market.

Trading Up


18 January 2017
By Neil Gardiner

Ever wondered where the name Melbourne comes from?


21 December 2016
By NG & KM

Reservoir is an established suburb just 12kms north of the city. It runs East West between the Merri and Darebin Creeks with the northern boundary being Mahoney’s Road and the Southern Boundary near Tyler and Regent Street.

The Witham brothers had established route 122A (now route 555) from Reservoir to Epping via Lalor in 1948. In the next few years, a number of other operators joined them and formed Reservoir Motors. Here is one of their early buses, a 1951 Commer Avenger with Symons & Fowler body

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Merchant Builders Open Day

25 November 2016
By Neil Gardiner

Sunday the 20th of November saw an open day organised by the Robin Boyd Foundation which examined the influence and impact of houses designed and built by Merchant Builders

Robin Boyd Foundation

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  • “The quality of tradesmen Supa Group employ are very good. Our original home was built by a volume builder and doesn't compare to the workmanship displayed by Supa Groups tradesmen.”

    Steve and Anna of Pascoe Vale South
  • “The works commenced in November and as promised the second storey was at lock up well before Christmas.”

    John and Grazie of Box Hill North
  • “Our previous experience of builders has not been great, however we immediately experience a far more professional, friendly and reliable approach.”

    David and Kathryn of Wantirna
  • “A big Thank You for a smooth project throughout all its stages, which did not interfere with our busy household of seven.”

    Naso and Eva of Bulleen
  • “Thank you for working with us over the last year to make our dream of renovating our much loved home a reality.”

    Mark and Catherine of Hampton
  • “Wez and I were very touched by the kind thoughts and flowers we received for our family loss, we warmly thank you so very much...and this is Supa Group!!!”

    Wez and Pina of Rowville
  • “You get results that make you smile every time you come home and open the front door. You get a home that brings you joy.”

    Steve and Jenny of Watsonia
  • “The Design process was like no other we have experienced. We were excited from day one and we are still smiling from ear to ear.”

    Kleanthis and Emma of Oakleigh East
  • “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!”

    Danny and Melissa of Coburg
  • “The pleasant demeanor, accommodation of questions and assistance through the process has provide us with a feeling of a priority client. ”

    Peter and Louise of Alphington
  • “What was really impressive was that the building works were completed in an incredible 6 weeks!!!!”

    Chris and Michelle of Camberwell
  • “I highly recommend anyone to consider Supa Group for an extension on their home. I am absolutely delighted we chose Supa Group to make our dreams come true!”

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

    Dale and Cristina, Port Melbourne
  • “Supa Group has done a great job capturing our vision with the original ideas and plans we had in mind and the result is better than we would have expected.”

    Con and Daniella, East Keilor
  • “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.”

    Claudia, West Footscray
  • “We have no hesitation in recommending Supa Group and we have already started in our Church community, neighbourhood and Tin's work place.”

    David and Tina, Gladstone Park
  • “We would not hesitate to recommend Supa Group to any family or friends who may consider a house extension.”

    George & Elizabeth, Maidstone
  • “The end result has exceeded my expectations. Not only is the end result stunning but also the manner in which it was achieved was exemplary. I would have no hesitation in recommending Supa Group to others considering extending their homes.. ”

    Jane, Blackburn
  • “...we were looking for a no fuss solution, which would require as little input from us as possible. We certainly found that with the Supa Group. We found you professional and timely right throughout the building phase.”

    Peter and Rose, Taylors Lakes
  • “My family and I would like to thank you for your excellent quality of work done on our second level extension. It's been an exciting six months watching our house turn into the home we were hoping for.”

    Tom and Vicky, Mill Park
  • “We have found the whole experience of a new extension something interesting and exciting and are delighted to recommend Supagroup to our friends and neighbours.”

    Tim and Kathy, Beaconsfield
  • “Every day we look around and are amazed at what has been achieved. ...our journey with Supa Group has been amazing to say the least. ”

    Damian and Anthea
  • “We would not hesitate in recommending Supa Group to others that are thinking of renovating or extending.”

    Maria and Vince