Why We’ve Decided To Only Build Renovations & Extensions

by | Apr 4, 2019 | News

SHM was founded in 2014 to build sustainable homes that have less impact on our planet, simple as that.

Over the years we’ve refined that mission and our understanding of what we do best has come to speak for itself.
We‘ve made the decision to commit ourselves to breathing life back into the outdated homes of Melbourne and creating truly sustainable homes we can all be proud of.

Sustainable Homes Melbourne are saying NO to new homes and will only be engaging in design and construction of renovations and extensions.

Over the years we’ve begun to understand that transforming these old homes is what our team is truly passionate about and what we can do better than anyone else.

There are so many Melbourne homes in dire need of some TLC.
You know the homes I’m talking about… you might live in one or know someone that does!? Those cold, dark and drafty homes that were once jewels of our great city.

Our mission is to make them jewels of our great city once more and create homes we can all be proud of.

From double fronted californian bungalows, to narrow terrace houses and even homes above shops… we’ve renovated them all.

Being a craftsmen (timber nerd) at heart and now Co-founder of SHM I love the craft of renovating and believe breathing life back into these old homes is what true sustainability is all about.

DISCLAIMER: We have nothing against new homes or new home builders and understand that there are some amazing new sustainable homes getting built. Our decision is based purely on our passion for sustainable renovations and extensions and our ability to execute them better than anyone else.


Follow us on

You may also like

Don’t Miss Our Feature In Sanctuary Magazine!

Don’t Miss Our Feature In Sanctuary Magazine!

G'day, We have to share the latest issue of Sanctuary magazine (their 50th issue) with you. It features two of our favourite sustainable home builds from 2018 in Clifton Hill. Revisiting these two incredible homes brings back some great memories of this project and...

read more
Our Latest Renovation Has People in a Frenzy!

Our Latest Renovation Has People in a Frenzy!

It’s clear to say we’re not all on Instagram, so some of you may have missed out on the frenzy over one of our latest projects. - People are loving it all over the world! That’s why I decided to share it with you here. This is a gorgeous little renovation above a shop...

read more
From Project Manager to Site Manager

From Project Manager to Site Manager

We changed one thing in 2019 which had an enormous impact on our performance as a sustainable building company. After beginning as a sustainable, building company in 2014 we structured the way most builders do with a Project manager running multiple sites. We quickly...

read more

10 Things you must know before building a sustainable home