Period Home Renovations

When it comes to period home renovations, it’s essential to work with a reputable and experienced building contractor who understands the unique requirements of these kinds of homes. At Capital Building Contractors, we have years of experience in period home renovations and extensions, and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and commitment to preserving the original character of your home.

Our team of experts will collaborate with you to develop a renovation plan that meets your needs and budget while preserving the original character and charm of your home. We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure that your period home renovation and extension is a success – from design to construction and everything in between… we can even take care of building and council permits!

For a no obligation appraisal, contact our friendly team.

Choosing the Right Building Contractor for Your Period Home Renovation and Extension

When it comes to period home renovations and extensions, hiring the right building contractor is critical. Working with someone who understands the unique needs of these types of homes and has experience working with heritage-listed properties is essential. We have a team of expert designers and tradespeople at Capital Building Contractors who are experienced with period home renovations and extensions. We take the time to understand your needs and vision for your home, and we collaborate closely with you to ensure the success of your renovation and extension project.

Adding Value to Your Period Home with Extensions

Period home extensions are an excellent way to increase living space while preserving the original character and features of your home. You can add a larger kitchen, additional bathrooms, or bedrooms to your home with a period home extension, giving it new life and increasing its value. An extension that is well-designed and executed can improve the flow and functionality of your home, making it more comfortable and enjoyable to live in.

Capital Building takes a holistic approach to all its home renovation projects, from initial design, the renovation build and finally the hand-over of the home improvement. 

The Process

The benefit of engaging with a designer-builder on the outset is that they can work to a budget.  Often, people get plans from a drafting company or architect and then get a big surprise as to how much it all costs.

By doing it all at the same time, you can avoid cost-shock and save time in the engagement (and build) process.

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Our Credentials

Building an extension or renovating is one of the biggest purchases in our lifetime. Therefore, it is essential that before going ahead with a project you can trust the building company that you choose.

Capital Building has an impressive list of credentials which means that should you choose it, you will be using a trusted, experienced, honest and safe building operator.

Registered Building Practitioner

Peter Harnischmacher and Travis Vinton, are ‘Registered Building Practitioners’ with the Victorian Building Authority.

Master Builder

Travis is currently a Master Builder member of  Master Builders Australia.

Green Living Master Builder

Capital Building is registered as a Green Living Master Builder Master Builders Association.

Victoria Building Authority

You can check Capital Building’s registration credentials by contacting the Victorian Building Authority. (Tip: search for ‘harnischmacher’ or 'vinton' under the Practitioner Name field)

Public Liability Insurance

Capital Building has Public Liability Insurance up to $5 million. For information about Public Liability Insurance see: Public Liability Insurance

Contract Works Insurance

Capital Building has Contract Works Insurance. For information about Contract Works Insurance see: CoverForce

Our Reviews

Mohammad A. ★★★★★ Fantastic, superb, and excellent. These are a few words to explain how Capital Building completed our extension in just under seven months’ time. We engaged Capital Building to our much-loved home and were nervous with such a major change happening while we are living in the property. But Travis and his team came out professionally and with a ‘Can do’ attitude to complete and deliver the best that we had expected from Capital. Travis and his team are customer specialised, skilled, and experienced which are highly important to handover a house that we all love. Travis took good care of our requirements and at times visited our site to ensure everything was on track based on our needs. Thanks Travis, we appreciate your assistance throughout. We also like to thank Dean, Tiffanie, Janine, Jay, Tom and the rest of the Capital team members and would definitely recommend Capital who are honest, dedicated and deliver the best to the building industry based on their promises. All the best Capital and keep up the good work!- Mohammad & SanjiResponse from the ownerThank you very much for your kind words, Mohammad, it was a pleasure to work with you and make your dream a reality. Cheers, CBC Team. Garry M. ★★★★★ We highly recommend Capital Building Contractors, without any hesitationWe signed a contract in March 2022 for a 71sqm second story extension which was finished and handed over in November.And it looks fabulous.Not only were Capital the easiest to deal with through the quote stage, but they gave us the best price.Capital honoured the spirit of the fixed price agreement, doing numerous extra things that were not part of the contracted spec but required to deliver our vision.The tradies on site were skilled, polite and worked with consideration that we were living in this construction site.Our take: they are a competitively priced, customer focussed, expert, high quality and dependable house extension builder that is a delight to do business with.Garry and Jennifer McCarten, DoncasterResponse from the ownerThank you for your wonderful feedback, Garry and Jennifer. It was our pleasure to deliver your project and are so happy we could realise your dream. Cheers, CBC Team. Janice W. ★★★★★ Highly recommend Capital Building Contractors.We have just moved back into our newly renovated home (7 months build) and are extremely happy with the results.We commend Travis, Tom, Dean and team for delivering our house to budget and timeframes given the challenges experienced by the building industry with COVID-19 restrictions and supply chain issues. This company is well run, competitively priced, has excellent customer service and MOST IMPORTANTLY care about doing a good quality job. The team are experienced, hard working and have been a pleasure to deal with - from the designer (Dean), builders (Travis, Tom and team) to the support staff (Tiffanie, Janine and team).During the initial consultation/design, Dean worked patently with us in the middle of COVID lockdowns across many iterations of the design, providing valuable guidance on design decisions and budgetary impacts. Dean successfully translated our vision and even visited towards the end providing suggestions when I asked about lighting, furnishing and paint colouring !!During construction we had regular communication with fortnightly on site meetings discussing status, activities over the next few weeks and any issues requiring decisions.Travis, Tom and team are true professionals and focused on doing a quality job correctly. No shortcuts were taken - eg. when old floorboards were ripped up they rectified the flooring support which was not to current standards. Challenges such as fitting the large internal glass door and floating fireplace ledge were resolved with "out of the box" thinking and ongoing consultation with us. On completion, the surroundings of the house were also made good, with the side gate rebuilt and top soil added to the backyard - this was over and above our expectations.Capital Building Contractors were recommended to us through word and month. We are extremely grateful that we went with this company and would absolutely recommend them.Thank you Travis and team! .Response from the ownerThank you so much for your wonderful words, Janice. It was such a pleasure to work with you and achieve such a great outcome together. All the best. js_loader
Answer: A period home refers to a property that was built during a particular historical period and retains many of its original architectural features and design elements.

Renovating a period home allows you to preserve its charm and character while enhancing its functionality and livability. It can increase the property’s value and create a unique living space that combines historical charm with modern comforts.

Common renovations in period homes include restoring original features, such as fireplaces and mouldings, updating electrical and plumbing systems, improving insulation and energy efficiency, and creating open-plan layouts while maintaining the home’s architectural integrity.

Renovations to period homes may require special permits or permissions, especially if the property has special covenants or overlays, such as a heritage overlay. . Capital Building can work with consultants and local authorities on your behalf,  to ensure compliance with regulations.

Yes, Capital Building have experience in preserving and restoring original features in period homes. Our team can carefully assess the existing features, recommend appropriate restoration techniques, and source period-appropriate materials.

Capital Building prioritise maintaining the historical integrity of period homes during renovations. We can conduct research on the architectural style and design of the era, and we use materials, finishes, and craftsmanship that are in line with the home’s original character.

Yes, it is possible to modernise a period home while preserving its historical charm. We can incorporate modern amenities, such as updated kitchens and bathrooms, while carefully integrating them into the existing design to maintain the home’s unique character.

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