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Period home extensions for Melbourne’s historical gems

Melbourne's architectural landscape is studded with stunning period buildings, and modern replicas as well. But original or replicated, the unique period elements of these homes exude character. No two are ever alike. 

As beloved as historical and period homes are, they often need renovations to introduce all the modern conveniences of the 21st century. They may also require extensions to accommodate growing families and work-from-home amenities. Considering their age, a comprehensive period home restoration is also a common request.

Supa Group is a full-service period home renovation and extension specialist. Whether you’re after spacious period home extensions or modernising period home renovations, our Melbourne building team can deliver.

Fixed price and completion time
We plan all our projects to ensure we can maintain accurate timelines.
Free design consultation
You can talk to our design consultant to get more information and inspiration.
Concept to completion
We work with clients from the first consultation right through to project completion.
Over 45 years experience
We design and plan your extension to keep it within your budget.

Key features of a period home

Melburnians have a long-standing love affair with heritage architecture. The intricate period features of our historical homes suggest a rich history, which is what makes these buildings such a marvel to own and live in.

Decorative cornices and architraves

Your period home may have beautiful ceiling roses, ornate skirting boards, or architraves from the pre-World War II era.

Terracotta roof tiles and embellishments

If you look across the city, you can identify some period-style homes by their steeply pitched roofs, comprising terracotta tiles and ridge cappings, finials, dragons, and gargoyles.

Unique porches and verandahs

Depending on when your home was built, it may feature spiral columns, boarded window shutters and balconettes, or L-shaped verandahs with timber embellishments and fretwork.

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California Bungalow style design features

Gable roof

Front porch

Verandah pylons

Red brick
Open plan interior

Natural lighting

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Modernising yet era-appropriate renovations for period homes

Retain the charm of the house’s original architecture while updating it to meet your contemporary needs. Start the period renovation process with a Free Design Consultation with Supa Group.

Period home heritage overlays

If you think your home was built prior to WWII, then it is quite possible it has a heritage overlay. In some cases, even homes built after WWII may still be protected by your local council. 

Every Melbourne council has different rules and regulations relating to heritage protection. In most cases, you will just need to ensure your home's facade remains untouched. This allows you plenty of scope to upgrade the internal living spaces and backyard.

If you're unsure whether your home is protected, get in touch with our friendly team at Supa Group. We can help you work with your council's heritage overlay laws to achieve a more modern home with plenty of space and light for your growing needs.

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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.

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
Restored Victorian terrace in Moonee Ponds
  • 1 bathroom added
  • New optimised floor plan
  • New open plan kitchen and living room
Seamless second storey extension in Preston West
  • New extension to fit in with character of existing home
  • Upper floor bedrooms with communal living
  • New main bathroom and multipurpose room


Frequently asked questions about period home extensions and renovations in Melbourne

What are the different stages in a period home extension?

Supa Group follows the same process for all period extension and renovation projects.

  1. The Design Phase — our design team will work closely with you to ensure your home extension plan reflects your lifestyle and budget.
  2. The Contract Preparation Phase — we'll draw up all the necessary paperwork and acquire any relevant council permits to ensure a no-hassle project.

The Build Phase — we'll start constructing your designs and upgrading your home so you can experience more space, light, and style.

Can I still live in my period home while the renovations are happening?

Yes, depending on the specifics of your project. If you can still access a bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom while we carry out building works, then you can stay in the home. But, if you can't use any of these spaces, you'll need to find alternate living arrangements until those facilities become available. If you must relocate, your Supa Group construction manager will do their best to minimise the disruption of the entire process and get you back into your home sooner.

How much will it cost to update or upgrade my period home?

The cost of a period home extension or renovation depends entirely on the scope of the project. When you meet with our design consultants, they'll create a detailed quote and schedule for your renovation, so you'll be aware of the costs every step of the way.

See how we do it

All our extensions involve extensive design and planning to make sure you get your dream home. Learn about our process in detail.

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.


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