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Builder of New Custom Homes, Extensions, and Alterations, in Warrandyte and surrounding suburbs.

Urban Effects Story

Thinking of building a new home? Or extending and renovating your current one?

We are not the cheapest… but we’ll give you the peace of mind you want, creating your dream home. The peace of mind – that you’re going to get what is promised… a quality build, from a qualified builder. We can take responsibility for the whole project from inception to completion. Whatever responsibility we end up being given, we’ll still manage the complete project holistically; taking additional responsibility for the whole project to make sure there is a great outcome, even if it costs us along the way. As we are local builders, we know the area well and specialise in residential extensions and new homes in Warrandyte and surrounding areas like the Yarra Ranges, Nillumbik and the cities of Manningham and Maroondah

We are determined to build better homes – built for life!

Building homes and extensions as well as renovating beautiful old homes is our passion. We don’t cut corners or do it the easy way. We care about quality and therefore take responsibility for problems, even if it costs us personally. Our job is not done if there are still issues to resolve with a project. Our head office is located in the main street of Warrandyte in Victoria. We have called the Yarra Valley home for the past 20 years. Employing Melbourne born and raised trades people, we know and speak the local language. Come in for a coffee and we can discuss your ideas. We have an in-house design team, or you can bring your own design. We are equipped and ready to handle your whole project, from start to finish. We’ll give you a fantastic result throughout your building journey; it’s what we do best.

Urban Effects
Urban Effects is a designing and building company that will create for you the home that you are dreaming of. We pride ourselves in our ability to imagine amazing design concepts and then make them a reality. As a company, we have a vision to change people’s attitudes to building. Our aim is to make the building an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. We desire to leave our mark not only with the excellent results we achieve, but also with memories of positive interactions, teamwork and cooperation.   Built for life.
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A stairwell with a view! I think we got this one “just so”, from window size and orientation, light fitting selection and height. Really adds to the feel of the upstairs living space. Worth the extra effort! #warrandytebuilder #builtforlife #timberstairs


The end result was better than we expected. Steve’s vision was followed through in the end. We are now enjoying a better, large living area. We are glad we selected you over other ‘highly advertised’ builders. – Dale & Kristen

The speed of how quick it all came together surprised me. From our first meeting with Steve to the final inspection with Rob it was a positive experience. Jasmin was great with her designs and greatly assisted us when we were unsure of what we wanted and how to make it work. The group of guys from Urban Effects that worked on our project made it a positive experience. – Daniel & Meaghan

We had been thinking on our project for many years and having experience in the building trade, we were keen to find the right builder for our home. We made the right choice and happily recommend Urban Effects. Very professional business with high standards. – Guy & Michelle

Everyone who has been through the house comments of the quality of the workmanship, it is of the highest standard! – Chris & Liz

Steve and the crew were a perfect fit for us. Right from the first meeting, Steve listened to what we needed and was able to produce the end result that we were after. All of the trades were organised and on time and the costs and paperwork were absolutely spot on. No-one that we know can believe that both the budget and the timeframe set at the start of the project have been achieved with very little variation. Communication was always easy and timely. The house was kept in good condition through out the work and all of the people in the house were friendly and helpful. We cannot speak highly enough of everyone at Urban Effects – Thank you. – Richard & Tamara

I just need to say how happy we are with everything. We have heard terrible stories about the renovating process from friends, and were quite apprehensive and really expecting a lot more issues than we encountered. We have been very impressed with the work done by your team (can’t speak highly enough of Ben) and you have been lovely to deal with. Thanks for all your advice, and for being so willing to sort out any problems that have arisen. We love our new house and are very excited to be back home. – Mark & Kylie

The house is looking great, Cath and I couldn’t be happier and we certainly appreciate every effort you and the team at Urban Effects have done for us. People talk of their horror building stories, but we can’t relate – you’ve been amazing and an absolute pleasure to deal with. Which is why we’ve been recommending you to anyone that asks. – Andrew & Catherine

Since I (Marissa) was going to be working so closely with the builder I was concerned that I wouldn’t be listened to and respected. Steve and Rob always treated me with respect; answered my questions; did not treat me as though I didn’t know anything; and when I had made a decision, they respected it and did their utmost to have it fulfilled. We were clear at the start that we wanted good quality materials and workmanship. Past clients of Urban Effects had mentioned that they did quality work. We also got a sense of quality through the people they had on the team. My (Marissa’s) Dad (A retired Carpenter) who visited during the project, also commented that the materials and workmanship were above standard. – Colin & Marissa

Thanks for the meeting with Steve, Rob and Jasmin the other day – we really appreciated the open discussion and suggestions for our project and the manner of your business. – Ian & Mel

Building with Steve and the team at Urban Effects was a fantastic and exciting experience. The quality in the workmanship is still evident three years on and we couldn’t be happier in our beautiful home. Steve’s advice in the design of our home and the changes and alterations he suggested along the way has proved invaluable. The service was first class and they were a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend the team at Urban Effects and I look forward to building my next home with them! – Kerryn

The guys at Urban Effects come highly recommended by our family. They built us a wonderful family home – everything we wanted at a price we could afford and all finished to a high standard and on time. Everyone told us their building horror stories but we have none of our own to share. Everything went smoothly and we are very happy customers. Happy to show any prospective clients around our wonderful home in Mount Evelyn. – Jenny

At all times during the process we felt comfortable with your approach, and the finished result more than met with our expectations. It has been a pleasure to deal with a builder who obviously cares not only about his professional standards, but also cares for his employees and contractors. All your tradesmen showed interest in the job, were courteous, punctual and demonstrated care and pride in their work. – Stephen & Margaret

The final nail has been nailed and the last clean up done and our renovation is finished. Kirsty and I would like to thank you and the boys for a job well done and for the manner in which it was done. Thank you for your expertise, understanding and assistance with our requirements. We found dealing with you and your skilled and courteous group of associated tradesmen a real pleasure. We are very pleased with the result. – Rob & Kirsty

We are one of the most respected Private Prestige Home Builders in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs

Rated as one of the Best Independent Architectural Home Builders in Melbourne and Warrandyte areas

Subject of many Small Builder Reviews and even higher quality than Carter Grange Homes