• Making a Japanese Garden at Showhome Part 5!!

      2016/02/01    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All, How is your HAPPY and LUCKY long week end going? I have bought a new laptop at PB tech yesterday and writing this blog with it. I am very lucky that this laptop is fast and save a lot of time for me!!! (大家好,你的快乐和幸运漫长的一周到底是怎么回事?我买的PB高科技新的笔记本电脑昨天写这篇博客吧。我很幸运,这台笔记本电脑是速度快,节省了大量的时间对我!)   This post is the Final Episode of The making-a-new-Japanese-Garden Story at 31A Atkinson Ave. Papatoetoe Manukau where Japan Homes locates. Today I will discuss the planting of this garden. (这个职位是本作-A-新日本花园的故事在31A Atkinson Ave. Papatoetoe Manukau 曼努考日本的地方位于房屋。今天,我将讨论这个花园种植。) Both trees are bought at Plant Barn in Botany. They look very like Japanese, although they are not Japanese local types of trees that are used for the Japanese Gardents in Japan. The Japanese loves Japanese maple trees which changes their leaves color […]

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  • Making a Japanese Garden at Showhome Part 4!!

      2016/01/26    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hello Aucklanders!! How is your sunday going? You have a lucky, happy and a beautiful day!!   This time I continue to talk about spreading pebbles and bark on the ground of Japan Homes showhome site. In the last post we put the grey pebbles like this.   Now I am going to put the black bark on other parts of the ground. First, we use spades to move a lump of the bark to the blue plastic sheet from the mountain of it so that we can easily carry (woops! Sorry, I put my finger on the camera lens). Then carry and spread it at the back side of the showhome. We make the bark even using a rake The black bark looks cool!! Doesnt […]

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  • Making a Japanese Garden at Showhome Part 3!!

      2016/01/22    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hello Everyone!! How is going? These days Auckland is very hot!! Sunlight burns us….!!! But I have a lucky, lovely and happy day everyday!! I believe you guys also enjoy summer as well!!   Today`s post is the 3rd episode of our making-what-a-wonderful-Japanese-garden-is-this story. The site is at Japan Homes Showhome at 31 Atkinson Avenue Papatoetoe. Now our garden is gradually getting closer and closer to complete. I am going to describe spreading pebbles and garden bark in the garden. We first place weedmats on the ground to prevent weeds from growing. Make sure that there is no gap in these mats. If there were gaps weeds would grow in there. We then start to move grey pebbles to spread on those weedmats. We ordered these […]

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  • Making a Japanese Garden at Showhome Part 2!!

      2016/01/17    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi Aucklanders!!   Nice to see you again!! Today will be Lucky and Happy sunday with a beautiful weather!!!   This time I continue to talk about setting up the timber pavers in  the Japanese garden at our showhome in Papatoetoe, Auckland.   First we put down weather-resistant heavy timbers (150x30mm) on the ground as the base for the pavers. We poured some concrete on the ground at the bottom of these timbers so that these are firmly supported by the concrete and do not shift. We also carefully leveled these timbers.     Then we begun to place the pavers. Each paver is a rectangle timer that was made by cutting the 150×30 heavy timbers and has a different length from one another. This […]

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  • Making a Japanese Garden at Showhome Part 1!!

      2016/01/10    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi all!! How is the beginning of your new year? Hope you have had a wonderful, lucky and happy holiday!!   Previously I talked about setting up around the exterior of the Japan Homes showhome in Papatoetoe.  Now we are making a Japanese garden ourselves and I would like to show how we have been creating it!! We begun with setting up timber pavement on the ground.   First, we cleaned up the ground and placed weedmats to prevent weeds to grow. On these mats we will place pebbles later.   Now we have several old fences at this site and decided to use these as the pavers which will be painted later. As you may see the strong sunlight in this photo the day […]

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  • New Fences around JPH Showhome In Papatoetoe Part 2!!!!

      2016/01/02    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Haaaaaapppy Neeewwww Yeeeaaar Everyone!!! How is your new years holiday going? Hope you guys have happy and lucky time!!!   Today I continue to talk about building the fence around Japan Homes Show Home at 31 Atkinson Ave. Papatoetoe, Auckland                 In the previous post I talked about setting up the posts. Now we are going to put timber railings on these posts. We bought the timber railings from Bunnings and our builder cut these into the right length. These railings were carefully set onto the posts and made sure that they were horizontal. This day was extremely hot in Auckland so we intended to finish the work as quickly as possible.   We then begun to put […]

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  • New Fences around JPH Showhome In Papatoetoe!!!!

      2015/12/20    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All!!! Yesterday the Xmas holidays begun for most of New Zealanders. How is your holiday going? I hope you are enjoying a fantastic happy holiday!!    Today I talk about setting up new fences around our showhome at 31 Atkinson Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland. We Japan Homes are builders who do renovations and new homes so often let our partner traders do new fences at our clients property when necessary. However, this showhome is our property and we just had decided to set up the new timber fences ourselves as this is the fastest way. Because of our builders skills with 20 years experience in the home building field in both Japan and New Zealand with the NZ Master Builder qualification the set up was very quick; […]

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  • Japan Homes Happy Xmas Party!!

      2015/12/13    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hello Aucklanders!! Today is raining but I am happy and lucky!! I had a great wonderful party yesterday at Nakayoshi, a Japanese Sake Bar, in Parnel with contractors who work with Japan Homes!!! We Japan Homes are builders in Auckland, New Zealand who build and renovate lots of houses across the city. There are those wonderful, happy contractors and people with greats skill who work very hard help us do complete our work. We appreciate their help so last nigh we invited them to our thank-you-so-much-please-enjoy Xmas party at Nakayoshi owned by the director of Japan Homes. The party was awesome!!   Many contractors came and enjoyed the restaurants food such as Sushi, Beef stew, Grilled whole chikens and stone grilled wagyu steak!!!   They […]

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  • Kitchen Renovation Part 2!!

      2015/12/10    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Good Evening All!!!   New Zealand is happy and peaceful today!!! Aucklanders are looking for to the Xmas holiday. How is your preparation for Xmas going?   Now I am going to talk about the cost of our kitchen. I guess you wonder how much is enough is to renovate your kitchen. The cost depends on the size, material, shape, hardware, etc. of the kitchen but roughly $15,000-20,000 for a standard, average sized kitchen. This kitchen cost includes: Upper and Lower Cabinets Engineered Stone Bench Top Kitchen Sink   and HOB (Gas or Electric)     Kitchen is something that has to be designed to suit your own needs and wants. We are happy to discuss with you to help you get the most comfortable, functional, […]

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