Frank Blueming

Frank Blueming has been involved with the building industry for over 30 years.

He started work in the industry as a carpentry apprentice and over the years established the Blueming Group of companies which include, Period Extensions & Designs, Bayside Extensions and Lincoln Homes.

His extensive knowledge of construction and attention to detail, sees him lead a team of expert Architects, Designers, and skilled Trades in creating spaces which delight and inspire.

Frank has been a member of the HIA since 2003 and in 2015 joined the HIA judging panel for New Homes, a role he still maintains today.

Frank continues to be hands on in the businesses. He regularly visits projects under construction, liaising with the trades and clients. Frank keeps a meticulous eye on the progress of each job from start to finish and is always available to his staff, clients and trades.



As the Business Manager, Nicola oversees the financial aspects of the business to OH&S, the general wellbeing of the staff as well as overseeing client liaison.

Underlying all her dealings, be it with our clients, suppliers, staff or trades is the mantra ‘always deliver above expectations’.

In 2002, she commenced employment with the Period Extensions & Designs and continues to successfully manage the operations of the business.



With over 40 years’ experience in the building industry, 20 as a builder in his own right, Rod has extensive industry knowledge. He is both a Past President of the HIA Victoria, Past Non -Executive Director of the HIA National Board of Directors and a panel member of the Building Commission (now VBA) meaning Rod has a high industry profile.

Rods role as our General Manager allows him to ply his skills and expertise in this market segment to ensure our projects are delivered professionally, seamlessly and to a high standard.

Design Consultant

Amanda Jones

Amanda’s design journey started 14 years ago when she decided to follow her residential project design passion. After receiving coaching and training, Amanda made the move from the banking and finance industry (her commerce degree is in commercial law and marketing), to a career in high quality residential design.

Having personally renovated properties in Australia & New Zealand, Amanda understands the importance of designing spaces that flow, are filled with light, and have a ‘place for everything’. Her clients often comment, “Amanda really listened to what I wanted to achieve. This was reflected in the design she presented".

Amanda is exceptionally well organised and possess outstanding communication skills. She likes to keep in touch with her clients throughout the design & build process and often; long after they have moved in!

Design Consultant

Bill Blankfield

Bill has been designing extensions, renovations and new homes for over 28 years. His expertise and vision has won him numerous awards including MBA awards and HIA awards, and 2 of which have been voted Best Extensions Nationally.

Bill loves a challenge and is passionate and motivated about adding value to existing homes. Bill prides himself on his customer service and is enthusiastic about taking a Homeowners vision and turning it into a reality.

Site Supervisor

Michael Blueming

Michael commenced work with Period Extensions & Designs as an apprentice carpenter in 2005. Following the completion of his apprenticeship, he worked as a carpenter, where he further developed his knowledge and experience within the building industry. In 2017, Michael took up the role as a Site Supervisor.

As a Site Supervisor, Michael manages the projects under construction including liaising with clients, trades, and material suppliers. Michael strives to deliver projects on time, and on budget, with the best outcome for the client.


We are an HIA Award Winning Builder that specialises in extensions and renovations to period homes.

Melbourne is famous for beautiful Period homes with plenty of character. Let us help you unlock the potential of your home. We take care of all the plans and permits. All you need to do is move in when the build is complete.

Builders Who Listen to You

We start by finding out what’s important to you – what does your home mean to you? Why choose to extend your home? How can we create a custom home design to suit your lifestyle needs?

By asking questions like this before a home extension or renovation, we make sure you get the results you’re looking for.

Period Home Designs & Finishing Touches

Our team of professional designers are experienced in creating innovative solutions that maintain the structural integrity of period homes, enhance the historic features and suit your lifestyle through high quality home extensions and renovations.

We also provide an interior design service – even right down to colour schemes and kitchen fittings. This means you can relax knowing Period Extensions & Designs will be with you every step of the way.

Expert Building and Management

Once we have a design for your home extension or renovations, and have obtained all relevant permits, we set about building. Period Extensions & Designs uses only highly skilled trades, supervised by experienced project managers. We ensure high levels of client visibility so you have peace of mind knowing that both our high standards and your expectations are met when it comes to the building works to your home.

Taking the Stress out of Building

You may know what you want from your home renovation, but making it a reality requires expert knowledge. That’s where our experienced home designers can assist you in coming up with a plan that suits your needs. We also take care of all the planning and permits required to renovate and extend your home.

Our Service Guarantee

We promise an expert and efficient service at all times. There is a 10 year structural guarantee on all of our builds as well as a 3 month maintenance period after the completion of your home renovation or extension. The friendly team at Period Extensions & Designs are always available to their clients and provide assistance and support throughout the entire build.

Period Extensions & Designs Renovation Awards

Award Winning Home Renovations

At Period Extensions & Designs in Melbourne, we bring decades of experience and a high-level of professionalism to your period home renovation and extension. The outstanding quality of our work has been recognised with a number of awards.

We also work closely with our Partner Company – Bayside Extensions

This industry recognition is one more reason to trust our professional design and construction teams with your period home renovation or house extension.

We received the following HIA Victorian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards.

2022 Winner - Renovation/Addition Project

$1 million to $1.75 million 

2022 Winner - Renovation/Addition Project

Up to $400,000 

2022 Finalist - Renovation/Addition Project

$600,001 to $800,000

2021 Finalist - Renovation/Addition Project

Up To $400,000

2021 Finalist - Renovation/Addition Project

$400,001 to $600,000

2021 Finalist - Renovation/Addition Project
$600,001 to $800,000
2019 Finalist – Renovation/Addition Project

Up To $400,000

2018 Finalist – Renovation/Addition Project

$800,001 to 1 million

2018 Finalist – Renovation/Addition Project

$400,001 to $600,000

Runner Up 2016 – Renovation/Addition Project

$500,001 – $700,000

Finalist 2015 – Renovation/Addition Project

$300,001 – $500,000

Runner Up 2014 – Renovation/Addition Project

$300,001 – $500,000

Winner 2013 – Renovation/Addition Project

$500,001 – $700,000

Finalist 2012 – Renovation/Addition

Up to $300,000

5 reasons to choose Period Extensions & Designs:

We Deal With Councils

We bring a thorough knowledge of relevant regulations to all our projects. We liaise with Councils to obtain all regulatory permits including Town Planning Permits, a normally time-consuming task.

We Offer Expert Advice

Our Design and Architecture team have a wealth of design knowledge and experience. Our Designers can offer you expert advice and design solutions for your project.

Expertise Equals Seamless Extensions

Our team of renovation and extension specialists will design and build an extension that is sympathetic to the heritage features of your existing home whilst seamlessly integrating modern features that enhance your lifestyle.

We Listen, Understand, and Implement Your Vision

We truly listen to what you want and use our knowledge and experience to turn your vision into a truly exquisite design, which we will then bring to life. Our team is incredibly passionate about maintaining the integrity and character of heritage homes while adding modern touches.


We have an experienced team of in-house designers and architects that can help bring custom renovation vision to life. Whether you are looking for an extra room or something more complex, our expert team can take care of the entire process from design and project management right through to construction and completion.

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