Custom Home Builders Melbourne
Registered Building Practitioner
We are a Registered Domestic Building Practitioner through the Victorian Building Authority.
We are a proud member of Australia’s largest national association for the residential building industry.
30+ Years Experience
Our principal Renay Van Unen, who has over 30 years of experience as a custom and period home building contractor, is your point of contact at every step.
Featured Period, Custom and Heritage Homes
Over the past 7 years I have issued 155 to 200 building permits for new dwellings for Australian Heritage Homes Pty Ltd. I have always found their workmanship and organisation skills to be of the very highest standards.
We would also like to take this opportunity to again thank you personally and everyone who was involved in the building of our home. The entire “building experience” through Australian Heritage Homes is one that we have enjoyed thoroughly.
You would be surprised how many responses the Australian Heritage Homes team gets when we discuss any kind of failure on this blog. It could be our failures, it could be yours—regardless, customers receive these very well. We believe that this bares sharing, because it’s a reminder that we’re all human and we’re all learning from each other.Read More
Popular and expensive don’t really belong in the same title, do they? You want something to be popular, to be well-known, to be well-liked, but you don’t want it to be expensive. Maybe look expensive, but never cost expensive. Well unfortunately, in this day and age, there are many grandiose trends that homeowners think they can pull off… Unfortunately, they can’t. This is most likely (in our humble opinion) because they didn’t work with a Class-A team like that of Australian Heritage Homes.Read More
We received much positive response for our last post, and for good reason. After all, everyone loves a little validation that they’re not the only ones who have nailed in a cabinet upside down or chosen four different colors of orange for a guest room. Where do you think Pinterest Fails came from?Read More
As discussed many a time on this blog, the home is an extension of your personality—yours and whatever loved ones that live with you. It’s a reflection of whatever colors bring you joy, whatever architectural styles you find aesthetically pleasing, whatever furniture look and feel makes you smile. That’s why many that we work with, get pretty excited when the structure of their home is complete and the interior decorating can begin.Read More
Having children is a great joy in life for many. It’s also a very expensive one. It starts with the diapers the first night you take your son or daughter home from the hospital, and may not end until well after university. You might say that homes have become children for the team at Australian Heritage Homes.Read More
Imagine that everything you own fits into a 5-square metre area. Your kitchen, your bathroom, even the space that you sleep. Now imagine that at any moment in time, you could pick up and move across the country with minimal to no associated costs. Starting to catch on? We’re referring of course, to tiny houses.Read More
Whether you’re designing a new home or searching for an authentic period gem, there’s nothing more charming in our opinion than a home filled with extravagant and elegant Victorian features. Here are our favourite Victorian architectural characteristics that never go out of style and you should consider emulating in your new home design.Read More
Tis the season, our valued AHH blog readers! No, no, not the season for Christmas—we’re not getting that much ahead of ourselves. Nor are we calling it time to quit school for the year, we could never do that to you! In fact, dear friends, quite the opposite—we’re celebrating a season of new beginnings and fresh starts. While the kids are headed back to school, it’s time for the parents to embark on all of those pesky cleaning projects that have evaded you all summer long. That’s right, it’s time to herald in a season of cleaning and organization!Read More
If there’s one thing that we hope you’ve learned about the AHH team by now, it’s that we aim to please. Looking to build a Victorian manse with hidden library from the ground up? your wish is our command. Hoping to combine the aesthetics of four completely different architectural styles? No problem, Australian Heritage Homes is here to please.Read More
We expect a lot of the ladies and gentlemen of our next generations. We expect them to be smarter, we expect them to be faster, we expect them to be more efficient and we expect them to more patient to those around them. We want them to leave university armed with the knowledge to change the world but we also want them to bow down to their superiors and to obey their every command. The word, millennial, has an awfully negative connotation and one that’s almost impossible to escape.Read More