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Character Home Renovations and Extensions

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Amerex have been building Character Home Renovations and Home Extensions in Perth since 1987. We are firmly established as your go-to character home experts and leading renovation company in Perth. Whether you have a Californian Bungalow, Federation era, heritage home or a home from any decade ranging from the early 1900’s thru to 1950 and beyond we can help.

With a proven track record and award-winning results in renovating and extending heritage and character homes, we are now starting to see an increase in enquiries from homeowners with homes from later eras such as 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. These homes are now looking dated, old and tired and in need of renovation. Added to this, is the fact that the design of many older homes no longer meet today’s standards of living, we are helping famlies to remodel their floorplan and add space and a better flow to their home.

 

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.

 

Along with a 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.

Open plan living added on to the rear of a character home in Inglewood, Character home renovations

Open plan living added on to the rear of a character home in Inglewood

Extensions to Older Homes 

When adding an extension to an older home, you can either opt to blend the old and new, OR, create a completely modern extension and preserve the era and style of the front of the home. Either way we can help.

Amerex have won many awards for our high quality craftsmanship and expertise in renovating character homes including Californian Bungalows, Federation homes and older homes with classic heritage features.

A popular option for the look and feel of your home extension, is to replicate certain character and heritage features in the new extension so that the old and new have a link to each other. This provides continuity of style, while also making sure it looks modern and fresh.

 

A brand new kitchen is at the top of the ‘must-have’ items in a new extension and all Amerex kitchens are fitted out with quality features including stone bench-tops, modern appliances, soft-closing draws and more. If space permits, many clients are also requesting a Butler’s Pantry or Scullery alongside their new kitchen.

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

Home Addition with Stunning new Kitchen Inglewood, Perth Home Improvements, Perth Extensions, Perth Renovations, character home renovation

New kitchen installed as part of a larger character home renovation project in Inglewood

hamptons home renovation perth dining and kitchen, Perth Home Improvements, Perth Extensions, Perth Renovations

Hamptons kitchen with a scullery thru the door to the right

hamptons home renovation perth kitchen scullery

Complete kitchen scullery adjoining the dining and kitchen area

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 extension in West Perth where the owners opted for polished concrete floors instead of floorboards in the extended part of the home (pics coming soon!) with stunning results.

 

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 your home, you can be assured that the Amerex commitment to QUALITY and CARE will shine thru in your end result.

 

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Are you ready to start the Design process?

Call 9227 1822 or email (use Contact form below) to arrange an appointment to 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.

Before and After front profile of a renovated Wembley home

Before and After front profile of a renovated Wembley home

Before and after kitchen renovation perth

Before and after with the old kitchen completely replaced with a new kitchen with stained floorboards.

Client References

Listen to what our customers have to about their character home renovation journey with Amerex

 

“AMAZING experience. We have just completed a major renovation 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 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.

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.

Great workmanship direct line to the owners/supervisor, quality finish.

We could not recommend AMEREX highly enough.”

Brenton and Jacqui Seymour

Contact

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

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

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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

Amerex

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

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Graham Crooke
Graham Crooke
07:24 06 Jun 20
I can't say enough good things about this company! Everyone on the team was extremely professional, but also friendly and easy to deal with. Communication by them was first rate. We gave them approved architect plans for addition to our home and they quickly responded with a well-thought-through bid that was very competitive in price. As soon as we agreed on the contract, they were very quick to get started, and then built exactly what was in the plan, making only a couple of (clearly communicated) changes to increase strength and reduce cost. Subcontractors showed up when promised and were very friendly, as well as tidy with their work, cleaning up at the end of each day and doing a general cleanup at the end of the week (we lived in the rest of the house during construction). The work was completed a very high standard. They also helped with some other repairs around the house (like fixing a gutter that flowed down a wall rather than the down-pipe). The project was completed on time and on budget. They are very nice people and were a pleasure to work with. I recommend them highly and would definitely hire them again!
Garth Mason
Garth Mason
12:29 03 Feb 20
We can recommend Amerex without hesitation. Steve Burke & his team really do produce renovations of the highest quality and standard. Their many Master Builder and HIA awards demonstrate this and look at any of their online case studies and you'll see why Amerex have such an A+ reputation. We contracted Amerex to design, manage and build our character home renovation and 2 storey addition. It was, in Steve's words, "a big job" and took 14 months from demolition to completion. What sets Steve apart is his attention to detail and his integrity, and that of his contractors and staff. Whatever you have signed on for is what Amerex will take great pride in delivering. And even post-build, the customer service is still outstanding. We couldn't be happier with the end result. - Garth & Shelley Mason
Natasha Sealey
Natasha Sealey
13:23 28 Jan 20
We are really happy with the quality of the work done by Amerex. Everyone comments on how fantastic our place looks and how seamlessly the renovations integrate with the existing house. They have a great team who go above and beyond and are lovely to work with. We may even renovate again one day.... :)
Karen Simpson
Karen Simpson
14:32 07 Jan 20
Amerex recently completed a renovation/extension for my parents and the experience was positive from start to finish. We initially discussed the brief with a number of builders and decided to sign up with Amerex as we felt we could trust Steve and his team. It was absolutely the right decision. Steve insisted on good 'old fashioned' service, honesty, integrity, quality products and exceptional craftsmanship from all involved including Amerex team members, designers, tradespeople and suppliers. Everyone was polite, punctual and respectful of the neighbours. As the build progressed, Amerex's reputation became evident. Suppliers, tradies and designers all spoke highly of Steve and commented on the exceptional quality of his renovations and extensions. This was reassuring. Members of the Amerex team were outstanding from the outset. They all went above and beyond what was expected to address any concerns we had, to initiate changes when required and to ensure that the build was on time and on budget. Post completion customer service has also been exemplary. Nothing was ever too much trouble and Kelly's ongoing coordination and responses continued to be prompt and friendly. Mum and Dad love their 'new' home and couldn't be happier with the end result. The old and new sections of the house blend seamlessly and they are continually receiving comments from neighbours, family and friends about how beautiful the house has become. We can recommend Amerex without hesitation.
Cymbie Burgoyne
Cymbie Burgoyne
01:41 17 Jan 19
I was fortunate to have Steve, Kelly and the team at Amerex build my extension. Their's is a professional, highly skilled, approachable business with exacting standards and the ability to work with you from the planning stage to completion. This professionalism extends to all who come on site. Kelly's capable and warm project management ensures that everything runs like clockwork and all your queries are dealt with extreme efficiency. Very Happy!
Laila Gizzarelli
Laila Gizzarelli
07:11 19 Dec 18
We completed our first home renovation in North Perth with Amerex last year. We were undertaking a large two storey renovation of our dream home and the decision to choose Amerex came down to the high level of professionalism, expertise, excellent customer service and vast knowledge that Steve and the team displayed in character home renovations. We had not renovated in the past and we were very unsure of the process however Amerex staff spent a lot of time assisting us with the design process, they were always available to answer our enquires, provided valuable suggestions, were extremely patient and completed our project ahead of schedule. We would highly recommend Amerex as we have ended up with a beautiful home that displays excellent workmanship and a highly functional design. The home is exactly as we imagined it to be and our family and friends have all complemented on the amazing final result. We thoroughly enjoyed the building process with Steve and the highly skilled Amerex team and extend a big thankyou to all the staff who helped us along the way( Kelly, Loretta, Maryanne and Pete !)
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. .
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
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.
Phillip Madden
Phillip Madden
02:52 24 Nov 16
From the first meeting with Loretta from Amerex until the final check we have enjoyed the experience with Amerex. They have taken our words and ideas and built them into a quality finished extension that is functional and everything that we had hoped for. The entire team at Amerex lead by Steve are friendly, reliable, use quality materials and produce a quality outcomes. Our extension has the “wow” factor and guests comment on the exceptional open plan design that is built to entertain. We are very happy with the final finish and would highly recommend them to anyone.
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.
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.’
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