Written by Craig Geer on Jul 17, 2018
Urban Homes is humbled to receive gold at the Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year Awards held in Hamilton on 13 July.
The annual House of the Year Awards, which showcase some of the Waikato’s highest quality residential builds and renovations, are judged by a team of experts looking for building excellence.
The Hamilton-based housing company, which builds homes throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, received gold in four House of the Year Awards categories, including the GIB Show Home category for its Rivergate233 show home at 1 Dulverton Rise, Flagstaff.
Urban Homes was also named gold winner and category winners in the New Home $550,000 – $700,00, Volume/Group Housing $450,000 – $700,000, and Bunnings Renovation $500,000 – $1 million categories.
Urban Homes founder and director, Daniel Klinkenberg, said the team is feeling very humbled to be recognised by the building industry at the House of the Year Awards.
“We believe in taking ownership of everything we do, and this means treating all our clients’ projects as if they were our own. The quality of the homes we build is proof of this,” says Daniel.
Rivergate 233 offers the best in contemporary family living. This 233sqm show home has a sense of mid-century style, with ample natural light and a fresh, crisp palette.
Raw materials are used inside and out, with vertical cedar lined walls in one living area and stacked brick in the entrance and hallway.
The unique sloping roof structure of this contemporary home makes it stand out as something special. The exterior is kept crisp and clean with recessed spouting and downpipes. The unique deck features a hidden electric screen, which drops at the touch of a button, and ceiling heaters, making it the perfect space for year-round entertaining.
Stunning painted brick and cedar cloak this sprawling St Kilda family home. This 298sqm home includes four good-sized bedrooms, two chic bathrooms, and dual living spaces. The home epitomises indoor-outdoor flow with multiple outdoor dining areas.
This Waikato home was extended for outdoor living and opened even further to the sun. The original 1970s farmhouse was a great foundation for the extensive renovation. A change in roofline transformed the overall exterior look, while the lift in window height increased the amount of natural light in the home. The generous stud height also had the bonus of enhancing the space within the home.