Three Generations of

Custom
Melbourne
Homes

Custom
Melbourne Homes

Building a New Home

Tailor one of our own designs to suit your land and desires, or fully design a unique house layout that best suits the piece of land and your requirements.

Renovations

Do you want to add an extension to your existing home? Are you looking at evolving an area of your home into something new and exciting? We're here for you.

Knock Down Rebuilds

Sometimes your home just isn’t quite as you’d like it to be. We don’t just specialize in home builds and renovations, we’re also great at starting over with you.

Home Offices

We specialise in creating home office spaces, from renovating existing rooms to extensions, garage repurposing and constructing dedicated structures to create a home office perfect for your situation.

Sustainable Homes

Living in a comfortable home doesn’t have to cost the Earth. We are green, smart and sustainable home builders who will save you money while offering you the comforts that you deserve.

Who We Are

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Building Dreams,
One Home at a Time.

We are proud to be a family-owned company with a rich history of building exceptional custom homes in Melbourne. Australian Heritage Homes were founded by Siggy Van Unen, father of the current owner/operator, Renay van Unen, who has been building with the family business for the past 40 years.

Australian Heritage Homes
Building Dreams, One Family at a Time

Crafting Exceptional Custom Homes in Melbourne

For over 30 years, Australian Heritage Homes (AHH) has been a trusted name in custom home building across Melbourne. We are a family-owned business, with three generations pouring their expertise and passion into crafting exceptional homes that perfectly reflect your unique vision.

Building on Your Land, Building on Our Legacy

Our team of skilled craftsmen and experienced designers understands the intricacies of building on challenging blocks. Whether your property has a significant slope, boasts established trees, or presents tight spaces, we possess the knowledge and creativity to design and construct a home that seamlessly integrates into your unique landscape.

Your Vision, Our Expertise: Bespoke Homes Tailored to You

At AHH, we believe your dream home shouldn't be limited by pre-designed templates. We offer a collaborative approach, working closely with you to understand your aspirations, lifestyle needs, and budget.

Custom Design: Do you have a specific vision in mind? Our team will translate your ideas into a detailed plan, ensuring every element reflects your personal style and functional requirements.

Adapting Existing Designs: Perhaps you have a starting point but require modifications. We excel at tailoring our existing plans to perfectly suit your land and preferences.

More Than Just Builders: Your Knock-Down Rebuild Specialists

Looking to start anew? AHH is your one-stop solution for knock-down rebuild projects. We handle the entire process, from the initial consultation and permit acquisition to the demolition of your existing structure and the meticulous construction of your dream home.

Sustainable Living Made Simple

At AHH, we are committed to building a greener future. Our homes integrate eco-friendly features seamlessly, minimizing your carbon footprint and reducing energy consumption. This translates to long-term cost savings while ensuring exceptional comfort in your new home.

Experience the AHH Difference

Family-Owned and Operated: Benefit from the personalized attention and dedication that comes with a family-run business.

Unwavering Commitment to Quality: We use only the finest materials and employ meticulous construction practices to ensure the longevity and durability of your home.

Seamless Communication: We prioritize clear and consistent communication throughout the entire building process. You’ll speak directly with the principal builder throughout the process, no salesmen ever!

Award-Winning Expertise: Our team is backed by a strong reputation for excellence, consistently exceeding client expectations.

Ready to Build Your Dream Home?

Contact Australian Heritage Homes today for a free consultation. Let's discuss your vision and explore how we can turn it into a reality.

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Registered Building Practitioner

We are a Registered Domestic Building Practitioner through the Victorian Building Authority.

Registered Building Practitioner

We are a Registered Domestic Building Practitioner through the Victorian Building Authority.

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HIA Member

We are a proud member of Australia’s largest national association for the residential building industry.

HIA Member

We are a proud member of Australia’s largest national association for the residential building industry.

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40+ Years Experience

We have over 40 years of experience as custom and period home building contractors.

40+ Years Experience

Our principal Renay Van Unen, who has over 40 years of experience as a custom and period home building contractor, is your point of contact at every step.

Working With an Existing Property
or Looking for a Custom Build?

We know that building a home isn’t without its challenges. That’s why we provide a full start to finish service for your project, give you peace of mind throughout every stage of the build.

Testimonials

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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.

Andrew & Carol

Croydon
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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.

G.L. Bird

Civil and Structural Engineer
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Thank you AHH for going the extra mile and building our dream home to our exacting standards. From design to competition Renay and his team were pleasant to work with and offered creative ideas throughout the project to give us a quality home that exceeded our expectations.

Mick & Shel

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To Renay & Gang. It was a great experience working with Renay and the team. It was important for us to partner with someone who would work with us throughout the process, helping us refine our ideas and realise the vision we had for the house. We're thrilled with the result.

Derek & Stefanie

Building a Greener Future

Discover the Benefits of Green Living with Australian Heritage Homes.

We create green, smart, sustainable homes that save you money while offering you the comforts that you deserve. Historically, all of our homes are well-built, minimize your carbon footprint and offer measures automatically integrated into our designs.

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