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Character Home Renovations

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Character Home Renovations are the key renovation niche that has established Amerex as your go-to experts and leading renovation company in Perth. Since 1987, Amerex have firmly established ourselves as Perth’s leading Builders and Renovation company specialising in Perth Character Home Renovations and Extensions. We have worked with Californian Bungalows, Federation era heritage homes and homes from eras ranging from the early 1900’s thru to 1950. We have also worked with homes from later eras such as 1950’s, 1960’s and beyond.

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When it comes to Character Home Renovations, the most common approach is to knock off the old sleep-out or existing rear of the home. This is then replaced with a new and modern extension comprised of an Open Plan Living area with new Dining area and a new Kitchen. The existing parts of the home are often renovated at the same time. This includes the mandatory upgrade of your electrical system to meet today’s safety standards. You may also need a new Laundry, additional bedrooms, etc…We can help design a home extension that will suit your family perfectly.

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Along with the house extension at the rear of the home, many clients also opt to add a Second Story Addition at the same time. This is the ultimate renovation where you gain Open Plan Living from the downstairs, and upstairs you gain additional bedrooms and a great deal of extra space in the Second Story Addition e.g. Master bedroom, ensuite, children’s rooms and perhaps an activity/study area.

Seamless Blend of Old and New

We are experts at blending the old and the new part of the character home extension. There is a great deal of attention to detail involved in doing this. Amerex have won many awards for our high quality craftsmanship and expertise in renovating character homes built in the decades spanning 1900 to 1940 such as Californian Bungalows, Federation homes and older homes with classic heritage features.


We discuss with you what character and heritage features you would like in the new areas, so that there is continuity of the heritage style, while also making sure it looks modern and fresh. Typically, jarrah floorboards are continued into the new extension, high ceilings and heritage style skirting boards.

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Kitchens have all the mod-cons including stone bench-tops and modern appliances. Some clients go for a completely modern look in their kitchen. Other clients incorporate elements that give a subtle nod to the bygone era of the home, such as subway tiles as the splash-back in the kitchen.

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Whatever approach you decide to take, we have experienced professionals at hand to guide your selections to ensure that your home renovation will look sensational.

Contrast of Old and New?

Increasingly we are finding that Home Owners are looking to add a completely modern home extension that is in complete contrast to the existing part of the home. Amerex are absolutely  on board with this approach, and have undertaken several recent modern home extensions projects taking this approach with stunning results.


Sometimes it can be the simple use of modern materials or products that can provide the extended home with an unique edge. For example, Amerex recently completed a character home renovation in Jolimont where the Owners  opted for polished concrete instead of floorboards in the extended part of the home (pics coming soon!). At another home in Inglewood, the Owners used Exposed Aggregate concrete in their outdoor areas instead of timber decking with stunning results.

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Amerex love the opportunity to work with new materials and innovative products, and embrace the opportunity to do so.


Whatever style you decide for the extension and renovation to Character Home, you can be assured that the Amerex commitment to QUALITY and CARE will shine thru in your end result.


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Get a Fixed Price Quotes for your House Extension Plans

Do you already have Drawings prepared by an Architect, Building Designer or Draftsperson? Contact us and get a Fixed Price Quote to Build your Home Addition project.

See Quote and Build.

Are you ready to start the Design process? Let’s discuss Design Ideas for your Home?

Contact us to turn your home extension ideas into a functional and stylish home extension design.

Learn More about full end-to-end service: Design, Plan and Build.

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If you would like more information about any of our services contact us today

t:(08) 9227 1822   f:(08) 9227 1844   e:info@amerex.com.au

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A member of the Amerex team will arrange a time to discuss your
renovation and additions project and assess what stage you are at in the building process.

PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
ABN: 67 009 252 680   Builders Registration: 10250


10 Monger Street, Perth WA 6000
PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
T: (08) 9227 1822
F: (08) 9227 1844
E: info@amerex.com.au

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Eric Trevaskis
Eric Trevaskis
06:21 11 Dec 17
It was an absolute pleasure to deal with the Amerex team for our home renovation. From Steve Burke the office staff & the various tradespeople, we received exceptional customer service. The skilled tradespeople were reliable, obliging & committed to the highest level of quality on our home. NOTHING was too much trouble. Steve, Pete (the foreman ) & the office staff, especially Kelly, were always available either on the phone or on site if we had any queries. We knew we could always make direct contact with them & that any queries would be quickly resolved. We felt that we received a very personal & professional service from the Amerex team. Amerex came in on budget, they completed the work earlier than scheduled & they ensured our renovation ran smoothly throughout. Thank you Amerex. We love our "new" home and our family and friends are amazed at the transformation. We would wholeheartedly recommend Amerex. Eric & Kristine Trevaskis. .
Rachel Green
Rachel Green
03:57 04 Aug 17
Amerex carried out a large renovation for us in 2015; almost a year-long project. Amerex, lead by Steve, have clearly been in the building industry a long time and offered valuable input and guidance prior to, and during the build. They used skilled tradespeople and quality materials; no corners were cut and I felt confident that the build was of the highest quality. Steve and his team communicated frequently with me along the way and I was involved at every step. I felt comfortable approaching him if I had any questions or concerns, he was always available and acted quickly to resolve any issues. The team at Amerex were reliable, professional and a pleasure to deal with. In particular Kelly, who would often go ‘above and beyond’, was always positive, and nothing was ever too much trouble. People who visit our home always comment on the finish and quality of the build, most believing it’s a new home and not a renovation. I will definitely use Amerex again, and would be happy to recommend them.
Dona Mecham
Dona Mecham
04:07 11 Oct 16
This is the first renovation/building undertaking we have experienced and we cannot speak highly enough of the quality Amerex provided. The project design was flawless, and we were extremely impressed with the marrying of the old and new. The attention to detail provided by Steve and his team was outstanding and our friends and family are quick to note this. We love the extra space and seamless flow of our family home. The Amerex commitment to using quality trades and ensuring the trades delivered on time and rectifying issues, was present throughout the building of our home. This gave us great peace of mind and for these reasons we would not hesitate to recommend Amerex.’
Christine Tonkin
Christine Tonkin
09:05 24 Oct 16
The renovation of our home was its third reincarnation as it was originally a very ordinary rectangular 1950s Roman Catholic outpost church which we turned into a house on a tight budget in the late 1980s. As is usually the case, this current renovation was very significant and emotional for me and my family but more unusually, I was living overseas for almost all of the time the renovation was undertaken. We wanted a home that would comfortably accommodate our family and overseas and interstate visitors, provide a focus for entertaining a crowd, as well as being low maintenance and energy efficient. We selected Amerex as our builder because Steve Burke and his very competent team gave our family the confidence that they could be trusted to undertake this renovation professionally and sensitively including communicating progress every step of the way. Steve and his team took our conceptual design and made our vision a reality in very quick time with practical completion of this major renovation within 7 months of the start date. The site supervision was tight which meant that the work progressed easily between the various trades. What is more, the estimated cost of the job was accurate with variations only to suit changes that we required. The outcome was a home that delivers so much more than we expected in terms of comfort, quality and our initial objectives. It was a real pleasure to deal with Steve and his team. I would not hesitate to recommend Amerex to anyone who needs the services of a truly professional builder/renovator.
Jacqui Seymour
Jacqui Seymour
05:52 09 Aug 17
AMAZING experience. We have just completed a major renovation, and over 18 months dealing with Steve and the AMEREX team. We had a 1930's California bungalow and required the character at the front to be maintained whilst adding almost an entire new house to the back including a second story. We have built twice before, both new homes one with larger builders. The difference between that and our experience with AMEREX was astounding. This was actually an exciting and pleasurable experience throughout. Rather than a number or just "another" client, we were made to feel part of the AMEREX family. The office staff (Loretta, Kelly and Maryanne) are a pleasure to deal with, nothing is ever too much effort. Kelly in particular is a great help with all the various selections and changes and is always smiling! We did not have an issue with a single tradesman throughout. And finally Pete (working foreman) and Steve (owner) are the most hands on, professional and customer focused we have ever met. I was able to speak to either at any time regarding any issue, many times Steve would suggest changes on site to improve the look or function of the renovation and Pete can do it all. No variation fees, complete flexibility, great workmanship direct line to the owners/supervisor, quality finish. We could not recommend AMEREX highly enough. Brenton and Jacqui Seymour Daglish
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