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Terrace home style

Terrace house renovation and extension services in Melbourne

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The endless versatility of the Melbourne terrace-style homes

Melbourne’s unique terrace houses trace their origins all the way back to the Gold Rush of the 1850s. The discovery of gold heralded a dramatic population boom, and with the demand for affordable mass housing. Terrace houses were designed to accommodate that growing population while offering a versatile living space.

With their iconic design and robust construction, Victorian terrace houses have endured for over a century. Often found in densely populated suburbs, these sought-after homes still offer an open-plan living space with a built-in outdoor area and plenty of natural light. Still, changes must be made to accommodate contemporary life or the demands of a young family.

As accredited Melbourne Master Builders, Supa Group can offer modern extension and renovation services that retain and highlight your terrace home’s unique character. A rear extension for a cozy, covered outdoor space; a two-storey extension for the master bedroom; a ground-floor extension for spacious dining areas: anything is possible with Supa Group.

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 terrace homes

Though commonly and incorrectly assumed to be filled with claustrophobic narrow spaces, terrace homes are much more than meets the eye.

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

The whole house will often display ornate balustrades, cornices, and parapets. This demand for detailing turned Melbourne into the nation’s cast-iron production hub.

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Terrace-style home design features

Plastered brickwork

Intricate filigree ironwork

Mosaic tiles

Gorgeous leadlight windows

Verdant front garden and verandah

Iconic upper floor terrace

Second storey floor extension in Melbourne

Victorian Terrace Home Renovations by Melbourne’s Master Builders

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Melbourne terrace home heritage overlays

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 it 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.

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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.

Architectural delight in Caulfield South
  • 2 new bathrooms
  • New open plan kitchen, dining and living area
  • Renovations throughout
Californian bungalow in Coburg
  • New open plan living area
  • New outdoor entertaining area
  • Redesigned and renovated ensuite
Ground and second storey extension in Ascot Vale
  • Extended without sacrificing its history
  • Light filled expansive ground floor extension
  • Spacious second storey extension


Frequently asked questions about terrace home renovations in Melbourne

What is the process for a terrace home extension?

Supa Group home extensions and renovations follow a straightforward three-step process for all terrace home renovations.

  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 and your budget.
  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 execute your designs and build a home extension that will grant you more space and style.

Get in touch with Supa Group for a Free Design Consultation, and for exact time frames and costs.

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.

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.

Inspirational living room area photo


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


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