Why Urban

At Urban Homes, we believe in taking ownership.  We build beautiful homes across the Waikato, Coromandel and South Auckland. We treat all our clients’ projects as if they were our own and we love to see our clients take ownership of their very own masterpiece. We believe in being humble, hungry and smart. These values shape how we work with clients, subcontractors and each other. It’s the Urban Homes way, and it’s how we build beautiful homes, with integrity.

At Urban Homes we believe in giving back to our community. We are extremely proud to be working alongside children’s charity True Colours. With each new house we build, we’ll be making a donation to True Colours, to help support seriously ill children and their families.

Our team is humble

Building a home with Urban is a journey we share with each of our clients. Our working relationships, with clients, contractors and colleagues, are based on open communication and respect – it’s what we’ve built our reputation on.

Our team is hungry

We are driven to be the best at what we do, continually pushing the boundaries of excellence to deliver for each of our clients. At Urban Homes, we seek continued improvement, strive for perfection and don’t stop until we achieve it.

Our team is smart

Our people are driven to deliver for our clients. It’s not just about our smart processes, it’s about our emotional intelligence. We’re selfless in our pursuit of excellence. Building beautiful, quality homes is in our DNA.

We treasure the journey

We are humbled when our clients choose to build with Urban Homes, and we treasure the journey and experience. We build relationships based on open communication and respect. For our clients this means:

  • Fixed-price contracts
  • All homes meet the Urban Quality Standard (UQS) 197-point checklist
  • My Urban online system so you can stay up to date on your project
  • 10-year Registered Master Builders Guarantee
  • Excellent communication at every step of the project
  • 12-month defect period after you’ve taken ownership of your home

Where we began

As a lad growing up in Waikanae, Daniel Klinkenberg used to dream about building a flying fox between his and his mate’s houses. It was the smart solution really – it would be much quicker than walking. Nowadays, Daniel’s appetite for pushing the boundaries has only grown. But while he might be building homes rather than flying-foxes, he still loves thinking about how he can help people have awesome journeys. 

In 2004, Daniel and wife Bronwyn saw a gap in the Waikato for a building company that valued quality craftmanship and excellent customer service, regardless of whether they were building a classic first home or a luxury designer home. Urban Homes was born, and quickly established itself as a company that cared about the client’s journey, and treated every project as if it was their own.


The process is made easy with Urban Homes

At Urban Homes, we ensure the building process is as smooth and easy as possible, without skipping any important details. Our approach process provides a stress-free building journey, while delivering the highest levels of craftsmanship in the industry.

Urban Homes offers free, no-obligation site appraisals and initial design discussions to help you make smart building decisions. Whether you are looking at buying a section, subdividing a property, or building on a site you already own in the Waikato, Coromandel and South Auckland regions, a site appraisal is an important first step in the building process.

If you have a wish list of features you’d like included in your dream home, our experienced architectural designers can incorporate these into your customised design. Your new home consultant will guide you through our state-of-the-art design centre, StudioU. Packed full of building materials, surface options and design selections, StudioU takes design inspiration to the next level.

Your preliminary designs will be drawn to suit your budget and lifestyle – and we do this at a fraction of the design cost you would usually pay.

Concept drawings and 3D model

Your concept drawings and interactive 3D model will enable you to see exactly what your home will look like once it’s completed, before we’ve even started the build. At our design centre, StudioU, we can walk you through the design process helping you to visualise your dreams and turn them into reality. With this approach you get to experience the WOW factor of an Urban build right from the very beginning.


Once the preliminary design is completed, we will begin construction costing and provide you with a full, fixed-price quotation summary. This will detail exactly what is included and excluded in the price. Plans and Council consents will be included in the quote, unless specified otherwise. There is no cost for this quote.


Once you have accepted the quotation, we will draw up a Registered Master Builders full build contract and complete a Registered Master Builders guarantee application. Once you have signed the contract agreement, a contract deposit will be invoiced to you. Once your deposit is paid, your New Home Consultant will confirm the start date for your construction drawings with you.


Construction drawings and plans will be completed and submitted to Council for building consent. If required, we will also organise an engineer to carry out any structural, drainage or geo-tech reports required by Council.


Once plans and buildings consents have been approved by Council, your Project Manager will run you through your build schedule and together, you will begin to construct your dream home!

Time to move in!

All that’s left to do is move in. It is possible to move in before exterior work such as landscaping has finished. This is up to you.


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