From start to finish
Watch our process >
HIA 2022 Finalist
Professional small builder/renovator
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.
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.
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.
Roofs, usually corrugated iron, slope down towards the walls to create a gentle incline.
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.
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
Get started with a Free Design Consultation with Supa Group.
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.
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.
All Supa Group renovations and extensions follow the same process, including weatherboard homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.