Colour Me Happy: A day in the life of Urban Homes’ Colours and Selections Team

Once known as The Garage Girls, from the days of working in our Rivercove Show Home, Urban Homes’ Colours and Selections Team now command a view from the third floor of Urban HQ. However, it’s not the Hamilton CBD they enjoy looking at; rather it’s the latest design trends and... 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 >

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 property. 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 >

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 you want your new home to be. 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 for those looking to buy. 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. 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... Read more >

Sam and Harriet Cane’s top tips for building a new home

Over the past few months, Urban Homes has been on a journey with rugby legend Sam Cane and his wife Harriet, as they built their very own masterpiece on the outskirts of Hamilton...  Read more >

Urban Homes showcases building excellence at 2019 House of the Year Awards

Urban Homes is humbled to be recognised for excellence at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards, held in Hamilton on 2 August. Urban Homes scooped up three gold awards, a lifestyle award and a craftsmanship award at the annual building awards. The Hamilton-based housing company, which builds homes... Read more >

Sam and Harriet Cane’s dream home enters final stages

Rugby legend Sam Cane and wife Harriet are one step closer to taking ownership of their new build in the Waikato. Urban Homes, proud sponsors of Bay of Plenty rugby, is proud to be building the couple’s dream home. We caught up with Sam and Harriet on-site recently, as they... Read more >

The frames go up on Sam and Harriet’s house

Urban Homes caught up with Sam and Harriet Cane on the site of their new build recently, to see how their dream home is progressing. When Sam and Harriet visited the site just a few weeks earlier, the boxing had been set to map out the footprint of the home,... Read more >

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