• Test Paint For Exterior Wall:Renovation In Devenport

      2017/03/19    Renovation 改装

    Hi All, (日本語訳下にあります) We have a whole house renovation involving re-cladding work in Devonport. All the new windows have been replaced and weatherboard is just being installed. Test Paint For Weatherboard Paint For the owner to decide the paint color for the exterior wall, we have provided test paint for the owner to check. The owner likes white color but you see in the photo there are several different colors in white. For all exterior paint work it is always nice to check the real color on the real material as this case to see how the paint color actually looks. For the interior work we are now putting up plasterboard. The project would be finished within 2 months. 皆さん、こんにちは! ジャパンホームズはDevonportで、外壁全張替を含む住宅全体の改装工事を行っています。 現在の段階は窓が全て交換され、Weatherboard (外装に使う木板材)の施工をしているところです。 外壁塗装前のテストペイント オーナーさんが外壁ペイントの色を決定するために、私たちは実際に施工したweatherboardにテストペイントを行いました。 […]

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  • ”A Successful New Home Build” Seminar On April 29

      2017/03/16    Event イベント, New Home 新築

    Hi All, Big News!! (日本語訳下にあります) We Japan Homes are going to have a seminar introducing the tips for a successful new home build. This seminar covers the 4 most important topics regarding building a new home in Auckland, namely: Recognize the reasons you need/want to build a new home House build options Preparation of budget How to build your own new home We also would like to introduce our company and our unique way of providing Comfortable and Affordable homes.   (Japan Homes New Home Development 2017) If your are interested please feel free to book your seat by: Phone call(Toll Free): 0800 00 5055 Email: info@japanhomes.co.nz   Seminar Outline Venue: 10 Glenfield Rd Glenfield Northshore Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM Saturday on April 29 Admission Fee: Free   Seminar Time […]

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  • Japan Homes Northshore New Home Project #1

      2017/03/12    Minor Unit マイナーユニット, New Home 新築, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Thanks for visiting Japan Homes Blog! We have several new home projects in Northshore and one of these is going to be complete soon. (日本語訳下にあります) New Minor Unit Dwelling This new brick-wall minor unit is located near Wairau Park and its construction begun in last September. This is now at the final finishing stage. The kitchen and bathroomwares have been installed; tiling and flooring have been also done. Our Plan Because of being a minor unit the floor area is only 60m2. However, we still wanted this to be a comfortable home for a small family to stay. So we designed: Relatively large and functional open plan kitchen, dinning and lounge for this size of residential building Large and functional kitchen Enough Storage (kitchen pantry, […]

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  • Green Light For Auckland Unitary Plan

      2017/03/05    Auckland Unitary Plan オークランド ユニタリー プラン

    Thanks a lot for visiting Japan Homes’ Blog. (日本語訳下にあります) The most important legal challenge to Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) has been solved. The High Court Decision In February 2017 the High Court rejected the appeals against increasing housing densities in areas covering 29,000 properties, in suburbs including Grey Lynn, Parnell, Orakei, Glendowie and Blockhouse Bay. So now the new zoning applies to these areas and the more dense housing development is allowed. Although there are still some legal challenges, we will see no possibility for major changes in AUP. New Souce: NZ Herald   Check You Property Info Regarding AUP By accessing the AUP map you can check all info about your property related to AUP. Or if you have any questions please feel free […]

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  • The Booklet of Building A New House

      2017/02/27    FAQ よくある質問, New Home 新築

    Hi there, (日本語訳下にあります) For those who are thinking to build a new home we have created a booklet that is easy to understand the 3 most important aspects of new home build. This booklet covers: Why to build a house (your motivation) House build options How to build a new house Also it has Q&A sections to answer to the frequent questions that many people have at the initial stage of their home build project. If you are interested in the booklet we can post it to your address for free(ONLY IN AUCKLAND) so please email us your name and address at info@japanhomes.co.nz   Looking for to hearing from you soon!!   こんにちは! ジャパンホームズでは、新しく家を建てることを考えている人達のために、「新築時に気をつけるべき3つの重要な事」を分かりやすく理解できる小冊子を作成しました。 この小冊子は以下の内容を含みます: 住宅を建てる理由(モティベーション)の確認 家づくりの選択肢 家をつくるには・・・・ また、多くの人が新築を考える時に疑問に思う事に答えた、Q&Aセクションもあります。 この小冊子に興味がある方は、無料で郵送させて頂きますので(オークランド市内限定)、お名前とご住所をinfo @ japanhomes.co.nz宛にメールしてください。   ご連絡お待ちしております。   […]

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  • Protecting Bamboo Flooring

      2017/02/26    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi All, We provide good quality building services by doing all on-site tasks carefully. (日本語訳下にあります) Below is one of the examples of how we work. Protecting the Bamboo Flooring Normally we cover the flooring once its installation has been done to protect it from any kind of damage such as scratches left by moving heavy kitchen appliances, a dent from dropping a tool, etc. Because the flooring installation usually happens at the later stage of construction the risk of damaging is not very high. However, we want to ensure that the material is intact until all the site work is finished. Thanks for reading!! こんにちは。 今日もジャパンホームズブログに訪れて頂きありがとうございます。 私たちは、一つ一つの現場作業を丁寧に行うことにより、良質の施工品質を提供しています。 以下は、私たちがどのように作業をしているかの一つの例です。 竹のフローリングを養生する 通常私たちは、重い台所器具(オーブンやディッシュウォッシャーの移動による傷や、工具の落下などによる損傷から保護するために、床材の施工が完了したら床を養生します。 床材の施工は通常、全体工程の最後の方に行われるため、他の作業などによる損傷の危険性はあまり高くありません。 しかしながら、養生をすることで、現場作業がすべて完了するまで床材が無傷あることを保証できます。 このように小さな事の積み重ねで、ジャパンホームズは最終的に良い品質の施工を提供できると考えています。 お読みいただきありがとうございました。  

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  • Rainwater Harvesting System

      2017/02/19    Auckland Unitary Plan オークランド ユニタリー プラン, Environmental Issues 環境保護, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi everyone, Rainwater re-use system is a very good option if you think about the environment and saving the cost for water. (日本語訳下にあります) Especially, this will be true when you live in Auckland, where lots of houses being built in higher density urban areas than before due to Auckland Unitary Plan; there is much heavier load on the existing water supply and drainage. Japan Homes provides such rainwater harvesting system when we need to install a detention/retention tank for drainage for our project. Rainwater Harvesting System You can use collected rainwater (from the roof of your house) for toilets, washing clothes, watering the garden and washing your car (not for drinking). The system consists of a underground tank with a pump, a rainwater/Mains water switch […]

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  • Keep Site Clean & Tidy

      2017/02/12    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Good morning everyone We Japan Homes always clean and tidy up our sites because this is a part of the Japanese carpentry tradition. (日本語訳下にあります) KEEP OUR SITES CLEAN & TIDY We do because this make it safe. The untidy site with lots of rubbish and materials scattering over a site is sometimes very dangerous. You may cut your hand by a nail coming out of a timber piece left on the floor, or stumble on a concrete block, or anything can happen. The tidy site is easier for all workers to work and can save time for site work (save their cost as well!!). Also importantly it looks good to our clients and neigbours. We have professional cleaning guys who regularly come to clean up […]

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  • See You At Japan Day 2017!!

      2017/02/11    Event イベント

    Hi all, Big news!! We Japan Homes joins Japan Day  on Saturday the 25th (Japan Day Eve) and Sunday 26th (Japan Day) at The Cloud and Shed 10 (日本語訳下にあります) There are heaps of shops and stalls, and various “must-see “events will happen !(^^)! !(^^)! !(^^)! This is the biggest Japanese event in New Zealand and you can enjoy Japanese food, cultural events, cosplay show, etc. We Japan Homes have our own booth and provide free consultation about Auckland unitary plan & subdivision, new home design & build, renovation, extension, kitchen & Bath renovation, and anything else related to design and building services!! Please come along and see us at Japan day!! For more information please check out this link: Japan Day JAPA-HO kun / ジャパホ君↓ Japan Day Eve Shed10 […]

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  • Borer Control

      2017/02/05    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi All, Thanks a lot for visiting Japan Homes Blog. (日本語訳下にあります) Borer can be very serious issues for the old timber framed residential houses. You may not notice these beetles except when they collect on the window sills or corners of the rooms in your house, but you will notice the tell tale flight holes and damage to wood around your home. Borer Control For An Old House Recently we have found borer damage to the existing house after we stripped the linings of the internal wall. In the below photo you see the tiny holes made by borer This case is not a very serious issue but we decide to provide the treatment to make sure the building can still last for decades. As […]

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