Victorian Period Renovation, Restoration and Extension in Melbourne

The design and construction team at VED specialise in custom design for period homes. We design concepts adapted to your individual needs and modern living style. Speak to our design team today and arrange a free home visit for design advice, price approximation of the build and a concept sketch.

Some ideas for your Victorian renovation could be:

  • Convert old galley kitchen and separate dining area to one open plan living space.
  • Add floor to ceiling bi-fold doors in the open plan living space to bring natural light.
  • Design flow of indoor to outdoor space especially if backyard is small.
  • Add outdoor room with roof and floor to add space.
  • Remove downstairs bathroom and relocate upstairs to create more downstairs living space.
  • Extend the side return next to Kitchen to glass sunroom bringing light and usable space into home.
  • Extend side return off the kitchen into stairs for double storey extension.
  • Loft conversion in attic space for bedroom with ensuite.
  • Skylights to let more light in, designed as Victorian iron rooflights.
  • Dormer windows to add space.

Victorian Restoration Specialist Melbourne


Our skilled team at VED can design, manage and construct your Victorian home restoration project. With over 30 years as a family owned and operated design and construction company in East Hawthorn we have completed many beautiful Victorian restoration projects. This gives your restoration project the advantage of skill and experience in high quality craftsmanship from design through to construction. VED are industry leaders in Melbourne for Victorian restoration building work.  

  • Brick and mortar restoration
  • Sash windows restored with double glazing retrofitted
  • Restore heritage facades and verandahs
  • Rebuild heritage verandah
  • Restore or remake interior mouldings such as ceiling roses and cornices
  • Restore mantels and grates
  • Source original or heritage replica materials
  • Restore windows with authentic period hardware
  • Source ornamental stained glass for windows and doors top section

Victorian Extensions and Design Experts

Our team are specialists in heritage home restorations and extensions in Melbourne. Due to our location in East Hawthorn we focus on the surrounding inner east suburbs. These areas have many beautiful Victorian homes. And we can design and construct a custom renovation that keeps the nostalgia and period feel of you home. If your home has a heritage overlay we are experienced in working within the constraints but still delivering an exceptional design. 

 Step one
An initial meeting in your own home and is absolutely free of charge. Having the meeting at your home gives us a chance to view your home and develop your design ideas. We draw a freehand concept drawing so you can visualize the design and also provide an approximate renovation cost. 
Step two 
Concept meeting so we can further understand your expectations, budget and overall design wish outcome. A scaled drawing is completed and a detailed budget estimation within 5% to 10% of the final price.
Step three 
Concept proposal and getting your agreement to proceed to final contact and final architect drawings. From this meeting your design is sent to our estimators so they can price out all materials and construction work. A fixed price quotation is given to you for review. 
Step four 
Formal agreement to proceed with our custom design proposal. Once signed full drawings, civil engineering and soil reports are commenced. You will be given a formal building contract with full specs and a final price. As soon as your building permit is approved, your project starts.
Period Renovation

Do you want to renovate or restore your Victorian home in the inner suburbs of Melbourne? 
Then contact our highly skilled team at Victorian Extension Design (VED). With over 30 years of design and construction building experience we have completed many restoration and renovation projects of beautiful Victorian homes. These period homes built between 1837 and 1901 are named after Queen Victoria and her reign. 
A key design feature of Victorian homes are there narrow and long shape, sometimes with steep staircases to an upstairs floor. Often the kitchen is located at the back of the home and cut off from the living areas. Victorian homes adapt extremely well to restoration and renovation work – adding valuable space designed to make everyday living easier and also renovations that add extra value to your home. Not to mention to decades of life you have added to the period home.
True and authentic restoration combined with contemporary design elements will bring modern conveniences to your day to day lifestyle but a home that is architecturally distinct.



With our location in the heart of East Hawthorn we mainly work in the inner east suburb ring of Melbourne.Hawthorn, Richmond, East Hawthorn, Camberwell, Glen Iris, Toorak, Armadale, Malvern, Deepdene, Balwyn, Kooyong,South Yarra ,Prahran

Brighton, Abbotsford, Burnley, Cremorne, Carnegie,Ivanhoe,Kew, Elsternwick and other inner East suburbs. 

383 Tooronga Rd
Hawthorn East VIC 3123, Australia
+61 3 9832 1900