News - Frame of mind

5 for 5: Thomas Searle

October 15, 2018 | Urban Group

With a Simon Mannering-like work ethic and the unflappable management skills of someone like Blake Green, Thomas Searle is the right man for running our Auckland operation. While the Branch and...Read More

5 Creative Stairways

September 21, 2017 | Urban Group

Step right up and see the difference…With new technology and a creative approach the ability to transform objects from the everyday into the exceptional. Here are five different staircase...Read More

That sinking feeling…

July 15, 2017 | Urban Group

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater, literally.Every tried to hold a bucket of water above your head or had to shift an aquarium with the water still in it? It’s heavy, right? Now imagine...Read More

Extraordinary Facades

Five extraordinary facades

January 22, 2017 | Urban Group

It’s what’s on the outside that counts…It seems that the most controversial facades upon introduction often become the most treasured in the end. Here are a few of our favourites…1. The...Read More

made to measure fencing

Made to Measure?

September 1, 2016 | Urban Group

A physicist, engineer, and mathematician are asked by a local farmer to build the smallest fence they possibly can to hold in all of his sheep…The physicist builds a big fence and slowly reduces...Read More

Spite Fence

The spite fence

July 16, 2016 | Urban Group

The recent case of a Wellington dispute reminds us that ‘good fences make good neighbours’ is not always true. Or, at least, that one neighbours definition of ‘good’ may be markedly...Read More

Aunty Polly's Fence


June 15, 2016 | Urban Group

Three fictional fences that may not be so helpful.  We take a look at the harsh realities behind popular boundary constructions on the screen and in the page…  1)  The Wall in the...Read More