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

Craig C. ★★★★★ Travis, Kyle and the rest of the Capital Building Team demonstrated professionalism, honesty, punctuality, great communication and experience throughout every stage of our build. They were a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend.Response from the ownerHi Craig, Fantastic to hear from you! We are glad to hear everything is going well & you had a great experience with us. Thanks again, CBC Team suzanne L. ★★★★★ Our project with Capital Building was a demolition of the rear of the house, for a new two-story extension, followed by a reconfiguration and renovation of the existing part of the house. This project lasted almost 12 months and transformed our small and outdated house into a modern, spacious, and well-functioning home.Dean was our building designer, who played a pivotal role in the early stage. Although we had a rough idea of what we wanted to do in the beginning, Dean helped us to test our ideas to the practicality and guided us to alternatives that would work better and more economical to achieve. I see his advice extremely valuable because of not only his knowledge and expertise, but also his easy access to his building team for technical opinions.Dealing with Pierce was smooth and easy. He took care of the contract, responded to all our queries clearly and promptly, and made amendments to our satisfaction before contract signing.Next up is the building process. We were glad that we did not experience anything like a quiet and empty building site. We always had trades working consistently. The build quality was satisfactory. Even though I didn’t have a lot experience in building as this was my first major project, I did find their choice of building materials and selection of trades were in good quality.Travis was the director of the company but amazingly he was all over the details. We had many unexpected challenges throughout the build, however, he showed us a lot of passion and his can-do attitude was the most impressive. He made it happen to build a S-shaped handrail for our staircase while the stair company did not even want to touch it. He was a very good communicator and a great listener. I appreciated that he always put himself in our shoes in solving problems. Tom was our site supervisor. He too was a good communicator to keep us informed about the progress, to share his knowledge and to hear our concerns. Overall, I found Travis and Tom were very professional, responsive, and easy to talk to.There are a few other people I would like to mention: Carole, who helped selecting colours and bathrooms. We were so happy with the beautiful results; Tiffanie, who was over almost everything else on managing meetings, documentations, liaising with the team for any inquiries, and following up anything outstanding; and individual trades, from carpenters and tilers to plumbers and cleaners, who showed their care and respect.Conclusion: Capital Building is a mature and professional team that has great skills and customer services. I feel the people there being honest and considerate. I would highly recommend them and would certainly consider them again in the future.Response from the ownerHi Suzanne, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice and detailed review. You were a pleasure to work with and we really hope you are enjoying your new space. All the best, CBC Team. michael B. ★★★★★ I recently had capital building do a second story extension , I had no idea what i was getting myself into, my first point of contact was with Pierce, he assured me not worry the whole process was a breeze with Tom,Laura and Tiffany.and Travis and the crew Dylan,Jarrod and the rest of the boys did an exceptional job, it was all done and completed way ahead of schulude.The professionalism and workmanship was above and beyond ! I highly recommend Capital building,Response from the ownerThank you so much for your kind words, Michael. You were an absolute pleasure to work with and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We wish you all the very best and hope you enjoy your new space.Thanks again, CBC Team 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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