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Heritage extensions

Heritage extensions

Adding modern functionality to a heritage home

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Why consider a heritage home extension?

Melbourne is home to a diverse array of different housing styles. For example, the city contains many notable examples of Victorian architecture. Heritage overlays are put in place by local councils to either protect individual buildings, or occasionally entire streets. The criteria used by the council to decide what warrants heritage protection varies but the protection usually is a result of reports commissioned by councils from time to time.

When it comes to heritage extensions, Melbourne homeowners need to proceed with caution. However, our team at Supa Group has the skill and experience to carry create a design that complies with the heritage overlay while delivering the changes you want, while still protecting the historical charm and characteristics of the house.

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Concept to completion
We work with clients from the first consultation right through to project completion.
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We design and plan your extension to keep it within your budget.

How we can improve a heritage property

Working collaboratively with you, our team can design and deliver a home renovation that suits your needs. And we can do that while staying within the laws of heritage protection.

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What makes heritage extensions unique

When it comes to heritage protections, it's not always the buildings you think - there are instances where former housing commission homes are offered protection through a heritage overlay. 

This is, overall, a chance to preserve the unique character of Melbourne's streetscapes. By balancing the old and the new, we can create new architectural opportunities for families looking to grow.

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Benefits of heritage extensions

  • Preserving heritage character
  • Improving an existing building
  • Abiding by council regulations
  • Adding space and style for families
  • Maintaining original materials
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Considerations before undertaking a heritage extension

Undertaking a renovation of a heritage home requires some careful consideration. Here’s what to think about if you own a heritage listed home.


Does your existing house have enough in the way of living spaces and bedrooms?


Will my existing home stand the test of time in its current state of repair?


Do I want to balance the original style of the home with more modern inclusions?

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See what we can do

Have a look at our recent projects to get a feel for the type of transformation you can expect in your own home. Get ideas, be inspired, and then we’ll create your perfect home.

Northcote workers cottage
  • New kitchen, dining, and living area
  • New alfresco entertaining area
  • New carport
Restored Victorian terrace in Moonee Ponds
  • 1 bathroom added
  • New optimised floor plan
  • New open plan kitchen and living room
Art deco maisonette luxury in Balwyn North
  • Upper floor extension with new bedrooms and living
  • Main bathrooms, powder room, open rumpus, and storage
  • Rich natural details and design elements throughout


Is it hard to get permission from the council for a heritage extension?

At Supa Group, our team has experience in working with city councils all over the greater Melbourne area. We can find out what's possible at your property and work through the heritage process to get work started.

Unfortunately in some instances, it is not possible to make the changes desired. This is typically in the instance of double-storey extensions that are visible from the street at a given point.

Can my family live at our house during the heritage extensions?

The answer is probably yes. We do whatever we can to facilitate families being able to continue living in their homes while we carry out work. If it is necessary for you to move out, we'll minimise that stretch of time, and work around your schedule as much as possible.

How much will my heritage home extension cost?

Every home extension is different, and a number of varying factors can impact the cost. Just because it's a heritage home doesn't necessarily mean that it costs more. But if there are additional detailing and finishes involved, then the materials and labour required may be more expensive.

However, we'll always consult with you about prices, and work towards delivering the most affordable work we can. Before you commit to the job, you'll receive a quote from our team along with specifications so you know how much your project will cost.

Your extension from start to finish

See how your home extension will progress so you know what to expect.
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A consultation for a home extension


We get to know you and what you want to achieve with our extension services, so we can design the ideal solution for you.

3D concept design of a home extension


We create 3D designs of your home extension so you can do a virtual walkthrough and make any changes you need.

A house extension being built


Once you approve your design, we provide a guaranteed start date for your extension, and we keep it on schedule.

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You can finally enjoy your dream home. We also provide complimentary aftercare services if you experience any issues.


What lifestyle change do you need?

Don’t move from the neighbourhood you love, extend and get all the space you need and the look you desire without all the added expense.

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