Period House Renovations and Restoration
Are you interested in restoring or renovating old houses or heritage buildings?
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, we have given valuable input to owners and extensions builders engaged in period home renovation throughout Melbourne region. This includes restoration of original features, modernising and altering.
The Authentic Age provides an understanding of the key features 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 and other experts who are expert in, and sympathetic to, old buildings.
Period Home Extensions
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 to 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.
- Advising on the correct designs for 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 suppliers/tradesmen.
- 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!