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Period House Renovations and Restoration

Are you interested in restoring or renovating old houses or heritage buildings? Considering knockdown rebuild or residential development?

Welcome to an advisory service on restoration and alteration of period buildings from the Georgian, Victorian, Californian, Federation/Edwardian and Inter-War (1920s/30s) eras.

The Authentic Age is one of the leading house renovation, restoration, and extension consultant companies in Victoria, offering advice about period homes. Over years of experience in the restoration of heritage buildings, our company has given valuable input to owners and extensions builders engaged in period home renovation & transformation throughout Melbourne region. This includes the restoration of original features, modernising and altering.

The Authentic Age provides an understanding of the key feature of such buildings and advice on restoring, modernising, decorating or furnishing them. The service covers internal and external aspects of the building from the picket fence and gate to the verandah, façade, walls, roof, floors, plasterwork, lacework, ceiling rose, fireplaces, light fittings and furnishings. Attention to detail is the hallmark of our advice.
We recommend suppliers, tradesmen, renovators and other experts who are expert in, and sympathetic to, old buildings. Whether you need to renovate your first and second storey home or workers cottage, we have got you covered.

Period Home Extensions

Knockdown rebuild, alterations, and extensions to old houses can easily end up being unsympathetic to the style of the building. The Authentic Age can make practical suggestions for meeting your requirements in keeping with the building’s classic charm.

Whether you are looking for great inspiration or ideas to kick start your home restoration project or just looking for the alternatives to get the best version of your building, we are sure that you love our comprehensive insights about renovation and extension.

Consultation you can expect from The Authentic Age:
    • Advising on the correct designs for construction and replacement of the missing veranda, front doors and fence.
    • Sourcing antique furniture
    • Identifying the originality and providing options for maintaining home’s character in a planned extension.
    • Suggesting typical wallpaper and decorative friezes, including recommended contractors, suppliers/tradesmen in Melbourne.
    • Advising on options for appropriate fence designs and veranda fretwork

What Clients Say

The fence options appropriate to the house and recommendation of a reliable fencing contractor were most helpful.

A Mont Albert lady overseeing the restoration of her family’s Edwardian home

You have saved me the time and effort of researching and finding an appropriate antique for the house.

An Armadale man who requested sourcing of a clock as a gift for his wife

You have helped because we didn’t know where to begin in identifying what is original and what is not.

Owners of a 1930’s Glen Iris house they are restoring and extending

We should have called you in before we started the restoration and extension!

A South Yarra couple seeking advice on decorative aspects for their Victorian house

Talk to our expert builders about your period home restoration or renovation.

Call us on : (03) 9818 4324