Grey Lynn, Auckland

Contemporary, open-plan living areas, kitchen and bathrooms ensure that despite the traditional character, this Grey Lynn villa is well suited to modern living.

A brief to transform a traditional Grey Lynn villa into a modern family home revealed a range of challenges relating to both design and structure. The villa featured a dated layout, so in order to allow contemporary indoor and outdoor living, it needed to be reconfigured.

In changing the layout of the villa, we were able to create a new family bathroom, ensuite and open plan living room with large sliding doors leading onto a large entertaining deck and a beautifully tiered landscaped garden.

In order to give the owners two new bathrooms, we made modifications to the chimney and removed the stack and base – adding a whole set of complexities to the build.

As with any bathroom renovation, there were a lot of subcontractors required to complete the build. Managing these sub-contractors and ensuring they were onsite working alongside each other where required was crucial to keeping the job on time and on budget.

As we weren’t simply renovating an existing bathroom but creating two new bathrooms in a completely different part of the house, the existing plumbing needed to be moved, adding another level of reliance and trust on our sub-contractors.

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Build or renovate with Urry & Burgess Construction and you know you will be working with committed, reliable builders with exacting standards for quality and craftsmanship. An exceptional eye for details means we are only satisfied with the highest standard of finish. As such, we take pride in every job we complete, whether big or small.

Our Philosophy
At the forefront of our business are the values by which we were raised – trust, integrity, accountability and commitment. These drive us to provide you with the best results and create something that we are proud to be a part of. Determined to make it as easy a process as possible, we believe transparency and communication are key. We are committed to providing an exceptional construction service, while also building our relationships with clients and other industry experts – so you can build with confidence.

Our Approach
Our approach to building is the key to the overall success of every project we are part of, and the complete satisfaction of all our clients. Beginning with a full understanding of your goals, every build, whether big or small, is tailored to meet your specific needs.

We understand that building a new property, or renovating an existing one can be a stressful and complicated process. At UBC, comprehensive planning and communication with our qualified subcontractors and suppliers enables us to keep a consistent view across timings and budgets, keeping you well-informed along the way.

We pride ourselves on our ability to work along-side clients and industry partners alike, working collaboratively to exceed client expectations. With a professional approach and an extensive understanding of the building industry, our projects are built with care and attention to detail.

Our Services
UBC has a proven track record in the successful delivery of both residential and commercial projects. Our residential services include new home builds, renovations and extensions. Within the commercial sector, we specialise in the construction, refurbishment or upgrading of existing commercial or corporate spaces.

Thorough project and construction management ensures administration, programming and reporting is accurate and transparent to everyone involved. This results in a comprehensive understanding of our clients expectations and the delivery of quality projects.

Our Experience
UBC is the product of our directors’ long history and strong commitment to providing quality builds across both the residential and commercial sectors. Our collective experience of over 25 years for delivering all aspects of a project enables us to offer practical and cost-effective solutions for even the most complex building projects.

From custom building high-end architectural homes and property development to the modernisation of corporate workplaces, our workmanship and project management skills have been tried and tested – both internationally and here in New Zealand.