Written by Craig Geer on Apr 28, 2020

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Designing your homes from ours

As most of you will be aware, on Monday 20 April, the Prime Minister announced the move to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm, Monday 27 April 2020. While many restrictions remain in place for the safety of our nation, some changes under Level 3 allow for increased activity for us at Urban Homes.

What this means for us

At Level 3, on-site work has been permitted, provided an adequate COVID-19 control plan has been put in place. This is great news for us and now means our construction sites can reopen.

Strict health and safety and physical distancing measures have been established and must be adhered to while operating under Alert Level 3. Our number one priority is the safety of our team, contractors, and suppliers.

Our office team will continue to work remotely from home and thankfully our remote working capabilities mean our office-based staff are still offering the same high-quality service as normal. You can contact them during our standard 8am-5pm operating hours.

What this means for you

Show homes

Our show homes in Hamilton and Cambridge will now be available to view by personal appointment only. Please contact one of our new home consultants for further details.

Why not tour our show homes like never before? Thanks to the wonders of technology, and some rather smart individuals, we’ve been able to digitally recreate our Rivercove and Pukekura show homes in (almost) their full glory. Take a virtual tour through our award-winning Hamilton show home or our latest Cambridge show home from the comfort of yours.


We are continuing to offer our full design package to those looking for their next custom-build home. For inspiration during the lockdown, explore our Inspiration Plan and Gallery Book or our latest Look Book, then, get in touch with one of our talented consultants and architectural designers. This includes all design, pricing, and selection stages for your home.

We can also proceed with the draughting and consent stages as council is continuing to operate and process consents remotely at this time.

Personal appointments for our free site appraisals can now take place following the implementation of strict health and safety COVID-19 government guidelines. Call one of our New Home Consultants to arrange an appointment.

We are reachable through normal channels. This includes email, phone, mobile or carrier pigeon (if you’re super old-school), and our team is all set up for video conferencing.

Our challenge to you

The Urban Homes Build a Fort Competition is in full swing with dozens of families across New Zealand taking part during the lockdown. We are challenging bubbles to get building, get creative, and get involved in our social media competition. Further details can be found on our Build a Fort page.


We understand these are challenging times for everyone, but we are in this together. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with one of our team.