About Urban Habitats.

Our Director

Jon Begg.

Jon’s love of building was fuelled by a fifteen-year stint fitting out circa 1900 classic sailing and motor yachts in France and Italy, as well as the world’s super yachts in France and the States. In this time he also worked on projects in villas in the south of France. During this time he learnt marine carpentry techniques to work with irregular forms, how to source the most appropriate materials for the task from around Europe and how to seamlessly integrate new with century old timbers, and what handcrafted quality really means.

Our Story.

Urban Habitats combine craftsmanship and solid construction techniques.

Our well-rounded understanding of materials from around the world powers their ability to build unique habitats for us to dwell in.

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Urban Habitats delivers bespoke architecturally designed contemporary homes; passive construction for our homes of the future; major renovations to villas, bungalows and apartment fit outs; as well as commercial facelifts and hospitality fitouts in the commercial sector.

Urban Habitats is led by Jon Begg. Jon’s been a builder all of his working life, it’s in his blood and beautiful construction is what gets him up in the morning.

A diverse and vast mix of environments, materials and clients has afforded Jon an understanding of this industry that few others experience. He knows how to deliver outstanding craftsmanship.

What that means is, he’ll assemble his team depending on the size of the project, making sure that every builder and other tradesman under his direction will bring the same high quality of precision and passion to the job that he demands of himself.

With the main focus on more central Auckland area and Waiheke Island, Urban Habitats builds distinctive and unique structures and creates luxury spaces that inspire human relationships to be enjoyed.

We are proud supporters of the Auckland Coastguard and Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust.

Our Process.

We take a collaborative approach with everyone we work with, clients and architects alike.

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