• Do you know the Healthy Home Standard?

      2020/02/19    Environmental Issues 環境保護

    Do you know the Healthy Home Standard? Healthy Home Standards(HHS) to improve the quality of the rental housing in New Zealand. The HHS covers 5 key areas,  Insulation  Heating  Ventilation of high moisture area (Kitchen & Bathroom must have extractor fans)  Draught stopping  Drainage/ground moisture barriers In February 2019, the Housing Minister estimated that around 200,000 families are living in a house with poor condition. Having the house price rising in NZ constantly, many families choose to rent. The high demand in housing lead to drop the standard of living and put many people in unhealthy environments. We are very happy as a Property Management to see the new standard to be put in place to improve the quality of […]

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  • Japan Day 2020

      2020/02/17    Event イベント

    Hi All   We have joined this year’s Japan Day on 9th Feb 2020. Japan Day is New Zealand’s biggest Japanese festival and always attract a great number of people. Many people visited our booth this year and talked to us about land subdivision, which also reflects that Auckland is still suffering house shortage. And many people were interested in affordable small to medium size house. We have tried our best to answer visitors enquires and provide our professional opinions. Japan Day event is also a good opportunity for us to talk to the clients face to face and show them our positive attitude and passion for our work. By the way, our company character,  Ho Kun showed up as well and soon get surrounded by […]

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  • 2020 Subdivision Projects!

      2020/01/20    NZ Economy NZの経済について, NZ Property NZの不動産, weblog

    Hi there 2020 will be another busy year for Japan Homes Ltd as we aim to build 20+ houses this year! As Auckland is suffering house shortage, the land subdivision is quite popular these days. We have several subdivided projects which some building consents are already approved by the Auckland Council while others are in process. Please see one of our subdivision projects below. We will build 5 well-designed and functional houses at East Auckland. We have learned a lot from these subdivided projects and I believe our design team can help to bring your ideas to reality. Feel free to contact us if you want to make your property value increase significantly! 0800-00-5055 info@japanhomes.co.nz   Thanks for reading.

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  • Happy New Year 2020 PLANS!!!!!

      2020/01/14    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Happy New Year 2020 Hi All, The forecasts of the growth in the rate of home building activity is rapidly growing especially in Auckland. Japan Homes now have projects on-board all-over Auckland with more to engage in this coming 2020!! National Construction Pipeline Report expected 96,000 dwellings to be consented in Auckland within the next 6 years and it is expected to hit the record at 37,000(annual)by 2026. The serious housing shortage should be reducing gradually in a pace of 14,000 homes built every year. The construction labour also has a big shortage at the moment and we need more people getting into this sector, especially those who is to be trade-qualified. Japan Homes is offering an opportunity for interns to provide a high level […]

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  • Auckland Home Show 2019 14/09/2019

      2019/09/14    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All,   As I reported in the previous post we have joined Auckland Home Show 2019. We basically join the home show ever year and in this year it run between Wednesday 4 September to Sunday 8 September. Some Home Show photos below. And our booth. At first it was a little quiet on Wednesday and Thursday. However, from Friday afternoon there were gradually more and more visitors there and many people begun to visit our booth too. Many visitors told us their interest in medium to small sized new homes and asked if we could provide these for them. Their interest is totally understandable considering very high prices of properties in Auckland. We had an impression that many people are looking for affordable […]

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  • Traditional Bungalow Home Renovation 31/08/2019

      2019/08/31    Renovation 改装

    HI All,   We have begun renovation of a traditional Bungalow style home in Central Auckland. Here are the existing home. And existing floor plans (we have measured on site) We do not touch the exterior much because we would like to keep the authentic look of this traditional home. However, as the owner request, we are going to offer Japanese style interior renovation as below: This project would be unique because of the contrast between the European exterior look with the Japanese interior. I will post updates about this project as our work progress. We are going to join Auckland Home Show 2019!! Please visit and talk to us at our booth!!!

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  • Auckland Home Show 2019!! 25/08/2019

      2019/08/25    Event イベント

    Hi all,   Big news!! We Japan Homes is going to join Auckland Home Show on 4-8 September (Wednesday to Sunday) at ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane Auckland !(^^)! !(^^)! !(^^)!   Japan Homes Free Consultation We are going to have our own booth in the event center and provide free consultation about Land Development (Subdivision), New Home Design & Build for First Home Buyers, Landscaping, Renovation, Extension, Kitchen & Bath Renovation, and anything else related to building services. Please come visit and have a chat with us. We love to hear from you about your dream project, any bothering building-related issues and anything that you have in your mind. See you then!!!   Auckland Home Show The iconic Auckland Home Show is one of the biggest home […]

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  • Site Life Line Plan 18/08/2019

      2019/08/18    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    HI All,   Before we start construction of new building we prepare a site life line plan that show how we set up the site. (Example of Life Line Plan) If we do not make this type of plan the site can be chaos and it sometimes cause a delay in the construction schedule because we may repeatedly need to spend time to tidy and organise the site. For example, if we one of our subs leaves their construction materials (e.g. tiles) in a place where another contractor (e.g. painter) needs to park their car, we will need to move the materials to create the space for carpark, causing a delay in the schedule because the painter cannot begin their work. (Example of Life Line […]

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  • 3 Types Of Kaizen 11/08/2019

      2019/08/11    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi all,   I have recently realised that there are 3 types of Kaizen (improvement). (日本語訳下にあります)   Namely, Kaizan that  Saves time Simplifies work Makes work more enjoyable   Examples of these Kaizen are: Time saving: utilize IT, make template of documentation, eliminate unnecessary work (Muda), etc. Simplifying work: Review work procedures, arrange necessary meetings, review material purchase system and costs, etc. Enjoyable work: Provide New business ideas, provide impressive options for our design and construction proposals, etc.   As a result, we can expect to have benefits including: Reduce stress, have more free time, easy to understand what to do, improve gross margin, improve Kaizen performance, increase sales contract rate, reduce operating expenses and increase imagination. At the same time we check the performance […]

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