At Urban, we
build with integrity

Why Urban

At Urban Homes, we believe in taking ownership. 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.

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:

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.

Urban Homes build process

  1. Preliminary design

    If you have a wish list of features you would like included in your dream home, our experienced architectural designers can incorporate these into your customised design. These preliminary designs of your home will be drawn to suit your budget and lifestyle. We can do this at a fraction of the design cost you would usually pay.
  2. 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. Our approach allows you to experience the WOW factor of an Urban build right from the very beginning.
  3. Quote

    Once the preliminary design is completed, we will begin construction costing. This will take approximately three weeks, at which point we will provide you with a full, fixed-price quotation and 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.
  4. Contract

    Once you have accepted the quotation, we will draw up a 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. Construction drawings will commence as soon as the deposit is paid.
  5. Consent

    Construction drawings 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 at this stage. The construction drawings usually take four to five weeks to complete. A further 20 working days is then required for the drawings to be processed through Council.
  6. Construction

    Construction will commence within 3 weeks after plans are approved by Council and building consents granted. Prior to this, you will be given a construction schedule with a start and expected completion date. We will also assign you an experienced project manager to liaise with throughout the build process.

Award-winning builders

We are proud to have won awards for the homes we have built and renovated.

Let’s take ownership of your next project together

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