Jordie and Ben’s
build journey

When Jordie and Ben started to plan their first home, they never expected they would be building, but they fell in love with a piece of land in Raglan, did their research and realised, it could be a possibility.

Now, their sign is staked in the ground and their journey with Urban Homes has truly begun. Follow their progress as they turn a long-time dream into a real-time reality.


Q&A with Jordie and Ben

Building a first home can be filled with unknowns. We asked Jordie and Ben their thoughts as they undertake their build journey with Urban Homes.

WHY Did You Choose URBAN?
Quality is everything

As Architectural and Interior designers, we like to think we have a keen eye for detail. Everything we’ve seen at Urban Homes as far as quality and design has been right up there. The high standards we know the Project Managers follow puts our mind at ease that our home will be built to our standard.

We’ve loved being able to add our own style to the Urban plans and specifications. We’re not restricted in any way, and we know it won’t be an off the shelf “cookie cutter” house. It’s 100% our style and we’re excited for it to be our home.

This is our first home. When we started to plan our future and decide what sort of house we wanted, as mentioned, we didn’t expect to be building a new home but, we found a piece of land in Raglan, did some research and realized it was a possibility to afford a brand-new home. We have been surprised at how easy it has been to design a house that feels modern and cool, with its simplicity tailored to suit us and our budget.

Customised for us!

For us, this is our first real family home. It’s hard not to be cautious. From the deposit to the mortgage, it’s a lot of money and we want to spend it in the best way possible.

Communication plays a huge part in our build, something our New Home Consultant, Olivia Mael, is very aware of.

What Urban house plan inspired you to build?
Rotokauri plan

We have both always loved Urban’s Rotokauri plan. We loved that it had big sliding doors in the hallway so every space felt light and bright but, it’s a long house and didn’t fit on our site. When we started to think about what plan we wanted, we happened to walk through an Urban built home that was up for sale in Green Hill Park. The floor plan was a more condensed version of our much-loved Rotokauri plan. We really liked this version and found it suited our needs and our site layout really well so decided to use it as a starting point.

“We have been surprised at how easy it has been to design a house that feels modern and cool, but its simplicity means it’s tailored to our budget too.”

– Jordie

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