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Weatherboard house renovations and extensions in Melbourne

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Enhance the  charm of your weatherboard home

Weatherboard homes landed on the architectural scene in the 1850s when the invention of steam-driven mills made weatherboards an inexpensive but effective cladding. Despite their humble origins, they’ve become a sought-after treasure among the homes of Melbourne’s inner and middle suburbs. Few house styles can offer the timeless elegance and versatility of a weatherboard house.

At Supa Group, we collaborate with homeowners to design dream weatherboard home extensions and renovations. We can expand layouts and renovate rooms to accommodate your practical and aesthetic needs.

Speak with our specialist design consultants today, and we'll help you discover what needs to stay, go, or change in your home.

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 weatherboard homes

Melbourne’s weatherboard homes feature streamlined, demure facades which reflect the interior’s cozy charm. There are many styles of weatherboards: square edge, round edge, notched, and block fronted are some examples seen throughout the suburbs of Melbourne.

Simple design

Weatherboard homes were constructed modestly, sometimes with little to no ornamentation — for many, less is more! This simplicity makes them a charming addition nestled against more ornate homes.

Hipped roofs

Roofs, usually corrugated iron, slope down towards the walls to create a gentle incline.

Extended lifespan

Supa Group has worked on weatherboard homes that are at least 100 years old, featuring the original cladding. If the boards are maintained (i.e, properly painted and protected from the elements), this style of architecture can last for decades.

From simple feather edging to shiplap, the variation in weatherboard profiles creates distinctive styles.

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Weatherboard home style design features

Weatherproof cladding that stands the test of time

Well insulated when proper sarking is in place

Affordable designs that are easy to lay or match to existing layouts

Simple, iconic design

Second storey floor extension in Melbourne

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Weatherboard home heritage overlays

Many weatherboard homes were first created in the 1850s — pre-Federation. The use of weatherboards as a cladding material lessened in the 1960s when brick veneers became fashionable and more economical. But there are examples of 1950s weatherboard homes in certain suburbs that are subject to heritage protection.

If your home has heritage protection it means you won't be able to make changes or renovate the facade of your home unless you check with your local council first. You can make only specific modifications, and you will need to apply for a permit to renovate even a small part of your home.

At Supa Group, we have plenty of experience meeting local council requirements and applying for relevant permits. If you're unsure if your home has a heritage overlay, we can assess your home for you. We'll work around council requirements however we can, so you can achieve the home of your dreams.

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A second storey house extension
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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
Seamless second story extension to an Edwardian in Thornbury
  • Second story extension
  • New Master bedroom with ensuite and living area
  • Created a study to the ground floor
Beautiful weatherboard extension in Newport
  • Ground floor open kitchen, living, and dining with plenty of light
  • New bedrooms including master retreat with ensuite
  • Additional multipurpoise rooms and storage capabilities


Frequently asked questions about weatherboard extensions in Melbourne

What are the stages in a weatherboard home extension?

All Supa Group renovations and extensions follow the same process, including weatherboard homes.

  1. The Design Phase: We'll work with you to design the extension of your weatherboard home. We even offer a Free Design Consultation to help get the ball rolling.
  2. The Contract Preparation Phase: We'll collate the relevant documents and permits, and make sure everything is signed in the right places.
  3. The Build Phase: We'll get to work on your dream home designs. We guarantee all our work for ten years.

Every renovation and extension is different. If you have any questions or concerns, get in touch with Supa Group. We'll let you know the timeframe for your project and give you a quote estimate.

Can I live in my weatherboard home while you renovate?

As long as you still have access to amenities like your bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom, you can remain in your home while renovations or extensions take place. However, if construction is likely to be disruptive and loud or involves these amenities, you may need to vacate your home for the duration of the build.

How much will my weatherboard home renovation cost?

The cost of renovations will depend on the size and scale of your dream designs. In some cases, a ground-floor extension can cost more than a second-storey extension because we have to extend on your home's foundation and roof line. 

Having said that, home extensions are affordable when you choose the right company to carry out the work. At Supa Group, we keep costs low and manage every part of the project from start to finish. Book a Free Design Consultation today to get an idea of how much it may cost to renovate your weatherboard home.

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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