Urban Build Journeys

At Urban Homes, we are proud to join our clients on their journey as they discover the home for the life they love. From show home visits, early design decisions, and site explorations, to the moment they receive the keys and step inside their dream home, our team love to see the looks on our clients faces each step of the way.

Below, discover a collection of Urban journeys below to discover how building an Urban home all comes together, and why we are the Waikato’s most-awarded Master Builder.

Celebrating Success: Urban Homes 20 Year Celebration Tour

We are thrilled to share the highlights and success of the recent Urban Homes Celebration Tour! On May 3rd, 2024, hundreds of guests joined us for a memorable day of exploration, inspiration, and giving as we celebrated Urban Homes’ 20 years of excellence in the home-building industry in support of... Read more >

From Blueprint to Reality: A Glimpse into Our Debut Development on Dey Street

It was 2004, and big things were happening across the world. – Facebook is launched from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room. – NASA’s Opportunity Rover lands on the surface of Mars. And a little closer to home? – Shrek the Sheep is finally shorn live on TV after avoiding the... Read more >

Browsing Cambridge residential property and unsure about buying old vs. building new?

Isn’t it funny that when we decide it’s time to move house, our default is to browse listings of already existing properties? But why not build a new home instead? Cambridge has a variety of residential developments, designed for modern families looking for the ideal lifestyle of urban living in... Read more >

What to look for when hiring a building company

Building your dream home is one of the biggest life milestones and one of the most exciting journeys you can undertake. All of life’s big milestones – whether it’s graduation, travel, marriage, or parenthood – require planning, research, and open, honest and trusted relationships. Building a new home is no... Read more >

Color Me Happy: A day in the life of Urban Homes’ Colors and Selections Team

Urban Homes’ talented Colors and Selections team commands a proud view from the third floor of Urban HQ – home to our state-of-the-art StudioU Design  Centre. However, it’s not just the stunning views of the Hamilton CBD that sparks their inspiration daily, it’s the latest design trends and color palettes... Read more >

Outdoor living… the Urban way

If the last year has taught us anything, it’s to make sure our outside space caters for an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Creating your outdoor space is an integral part of the build process. We take a look at how you can make your outdoor area work for you, whether you’re building... Read more >

Four seasons, one home

Design your home for year-round living Spring, summer, autumn, winter – seasonal changes are one of the only constants in life, bringing with them their own light, temperature, and weather patterns. So, how can you plan for these in the design of your new home and why is it important... Read more >

Urban Homes opens the doors to new Hamilton headquarters

Urban Homes set to move into new Hamilton city headquarters Refurbished four-storey former AMI building Interactive top floor design centre – StudioU – to open in November Two years of planning will come to fruition when Urban Homes opens the doors to its new Hamilton headquarters this week. The move... Read more >

Waipa ‘Home of Champions’ – why it should be your new sporting home

Kiwis love their sport, and if we are able to live somewhere that allows us to enjoy it in all its glory, there’s no doubt we’ll be over the moon. Cambridge, in the heart of the Waipa ‘Home of Champions’ region, has something on offer for everyone. From spectators to... Read more >

Here’s the ‘need to know’ on Cambridge schools (and why more parents are sending their children to them)

Cambridge has long been known as the home of cycling and rowing in New Zealand, but now it has a new claim to fame: schools that are getting rave reviews from parents and students alike. We all know that education is important, with larger cities generally seen as the best... Read more >

Building a new home? Five reasons why Cambridge should be your top choice.

It’s time to let you in on a little secret – Cambridge is one of the coolest towns around. We’ve wanted to keep it on the low-down, because what’s going to happen once everyone finds out? They’ll all want to live here! But between you and us, it’s exactly where... Read more >

Time to move house? It’s the perfect time to build a new home and here’s why.

To say the first half of this year has been a bit ‘strange’ would be an understatement, to say the least. But like every cloud, this one has a silver lining, and it just so happens that the current cost to build a house makes it a very attractive option... Read more >

Building update

Construction is well under-way of our new Head Office, a refurbishment of the old AMI building on the intersection of Anglesea Street and London Street in the centre of town. Passers-by will notice a new-look glass exterior on the office, which provides a glimpse of the inside to several huge... Read more >

Hungry, Humble, Smart

If COVID-19 has taught us anything it is the value of people.  At Urban Homes, we genuinely value our people. We know that Urban would not be the business it is today without the hard work, commitment, and support that our team has given us.  During lockdown, our team proved... Read more >

Designing your homes from ours

New Zealand has gone into lockdown in response to COVID-19 and we now find ourselves in completely unchartered territory. On behalf of the team at Urban Homes, we hope you stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. What this means for us As soon as the Government lifted New... Read more >