Sam Cane and Harriet Allen’s dream home enters final stages

Sam Cane and Harriet Allen’s dream home enters final stages Rugby legend Sam Cane and fiancé Harriet Allen 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....Read more>

The frames go up on Sam and Harriet’s house

The frames go up on Sam and Harriet's house Urban Homes caught up with Sam Cane and Harriet Allen on 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...Read more>

Turn your dream home into reality with 3D modelling

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of stepping through the front door of a newly built house - it’s the moment everyone building a house dreams of. Urban Homes architectural designer Joanna Chalmers explains how you can experience that moment months in advance – with interactive 3D modelling. “3D modelling...Read more>

A home with a view

A home with a view Chris and Caroline Lewis don’t do things by halves. In one year, they demolished their house, renovated their farm cottage, excavated a section and built their 310sqm, four-bedroom dream home on a four-acre section. And if that wasn’t enough, moving day was in the middle...Read more>

Sam Cane builds a house with Urban Homes

Sam Cane builds a house with Urban Homes Bay of Plenty Steamers player Sam Cane and his fiance Harriet Allen are building a house, and we are humbled they have chosen Urban Homes, proud sponsors of Bay of Plenty Rugby, to take them on the journey. Sam and Harriet are...Read more>

Can I personalise pre designed house plans?

Planning your perfect home? You’ve no doubt lost count of the hours spent inside show homes, pinning images to your dream home Pinterest board, and following home and interior styling profiles on Instagram. But that’s all part of the fun, right? Yet despite all this, you still haven’t found the...Read more>

Common questions asked by first-time home builders

Common questions asked by first-time home builders As a first-time home builder, the thought of building a house from the ground up can be both extremely exciting and somewhat overwhelming. At Urban Homes we’re here to answer your questions and squash the preconceived perceptions which are often associated with building...Read more>

5 things to consider when embarking on your building journey

5 things to consider when embarking on your building journey Are you considering building a new home? Congratulations – you’re about to embark on an exciting journey. Before long, you’ll see all those ideas you’ve pinned on Pinterest, saved on Instagram or bookmarked in the latest copy of House and...Read more>

Building from the ground up – finding the perfect section for your dream home

Building from the ground up: finding the perfect section for your dream home When it comes to building your dream home, you need to start from the ground up - literally. Before any building can begin, you need to have a piece of land on which to lay the foundations...Read more>

How much does it cost to build a house?

How much does it cost to build a house? Well, that’s a bit like asking how much it costs to make a sandwich – it totally depends on what you put in it. At Urban Homes we love to give straight-forward answers to help our clients in their planning and...Read more>