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The decades following the Second World War saw a boom in immigration into Australia, and with that boom came the need for affordable domestic housing. Melbourne’s post-war houses were designed for family lifestyles, usually featuring multiple living spaces and plenty of windows to let in ample light.
Supa Group’s stylish and practical post-war house renovations will perfectly meet your growing needs 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 brick family home of your dreams.
Start the process by letting our expert team know what you want to achieve.
Post-war brick houses reflect the optimism and growth occurring in Australia during the 50s and 60s.
The veneer was more affordable and faster to produce than solid brick and became a key feature of these homes.
Post-war homes are easily identified by their staggered facades, often featuring hipped roofs.
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.
These homes were built out instead of up, as earlier basic timber homes were, with interconnected living rooms and family rooms.
Generous windows for improved natural lighting
Wide front lawns with neat gardens
Lack of design flourishes
Book a free, no-obligation design consultation to start the process.
Most post-war style brick homes were (as the name suggests) built after the Second World 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, not every element of your home will be considered historically significant. Certain areas and aspects of your brick home can be removed, extended or renovated to create modern spaces better suited to your lifestyle and aesthetic.
You'll need to contact your council's planning department to find out what you can and can't do if a heritage overlay protects your home. In some cases, you may need to apply for a planning permit.
At Supa Group, we have substantial experience working with councils to ensure that heritage elements of homes are retained when undergoing construction. If you need clarification on whether your home has a heritage overlay, we can check for you. We'll work with you and your local council to ensure you can still build the perfect post-war brick extension.
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.
Whether you have a post-war brick home or an Art Deco house, we always follow the same process for extensions and 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 need to leave your home, you will have a warning well in advance, and we can always work around your needs.
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.
All our extensions involve extensive design and planning to make sure you get your dream home. Learn about our process in detail.
We get to know you and what you want to achieve with our extension services, so we can design the ideal solution for you.
We create 3D designs of your home extension so you can do a virtual walkthrough and make any changes you need.
Once you approve your design, we provide a guaranteed start date for your extension, and we keep it on schedule.
You can finally enjoy your dream home. We also provide complimentary aftercare services if you experience any issues.