• Importance of budget control during designs

      2020/04/19    FAQ よくある質問, Finance ファイナンス, New Home 新築

    When you start a journey of building a new home, budgeting is the most important. However, as you progress the designs with an architect, enlarging floor areas and adding special features (that are expensive and require more maintenance) may often happen. When you finally obtain consents from the council after one and half year, you will ask some builders for quotes, and find actual costs and issues in the plans. Some architects focus on beautiful designs and maybe don’t think about details and total costs carefully, and your buffer for civil works may go over easily. Japan Homes do design and build. We usually provide our clients preliminary estimations when we do concept designs, and when we complete structural designs. By our builder’s eyes and […]

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  • GAS or Electricity For Hot Water Supply? 09/02/2019

      2019/02/09    FAQ よくある質問, Kitchen キッチン, Minor Unit マイナーユニット, New Home 新築, Renovation 改装

    Hi everyone, There are two major options for residential hotwater heating system: Gas continuous flow Electric hot water cylinders I am going to describe the pros and cons of these systems to help you decide which one to go when you build a new home or do renovation.   Gas continuous flow Advantage Good option if you already use reticulated gas for space heating, and want to continue this The heating system is installed outside. No space is required inside (this is a big advantage for a limited sized home) Endless hotwater supply. Be Careful you will have to pay a fixed charge for reticulated gas supply (if you don’t already) If gas mains are not nearby your property LPG bottles are needed and space […]

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  • KiwiBuild?

      2019/02/04    FAQ よくある質問, New Home 新築, NZ Property NZの不動産

      One year ago, New Zealand’s Kiwibuild program started. We have been often asked if this scheme can be applicable to client’s new home or investment projects. So this blog will explain about Kiwibuild and our advice with builder’s point of view.   What is KiwiBuild? KiwiBuild is part of the Government’s multi-billion dollar work program to deliver 100,000 new homes within the next 10 years. They will do this by working with developers to build more quality, affordable houses, and connecting them with eligible KiwiBuild buyers through a ballot process. The half of 100,000 new homes will be built in Auckland.   Are you eligible? The maximum income one person can earn is $120,000.  For a couple (or more) the eligibility criteria states $180,000.  This is […]

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  • Master Build 10-year Guarantee

      2018/04/16    FAQ よくある質問, New Home 新築, Renovation 改装

    Japan Homes is “Registered Master Builder” Since 2015, Japan Homes has been member of “Registered Master Builders” uphold the highest craft and ethical standards. To become a Registered Master Builder a company must undergo a comprehensive process of assessment which includes personal interviews with company tradesmen, suppliers, accountants, banks and clients. We appreciate their supports, especially “Master Build 10-year Guarantee’ which is the most benefit for our clients.  Projects from $30,000 to $2M are covered. Why do you need a Guarantee? A Master Build 10-Year Guarantee protects you through the building process, and for the next 10 years. It provides much greater protection than both the Building Act and Consumer Guarantees Act. In case, if something does go wrong with your construction project, your Guarantee […]

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  • FIRST HOME BUYER? – Our Finance Support Tips –

      2018/04/08    FAQ よくある質問, Finance ファイナンス, New Home 新築

    Are you thinking about First Home? Everyday we receive many inquiries about new home. When you are planning it, the first and most important thing is Having a specific target number will help keep you motivated and focused, and we can asisst you in right way. Below are some options to start actions towards your dream home in NZ.   1. Housing New Zealand https://www.hnzc.co.nz/ Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need. Many people use this system when they have first homes. 1-1. Welcome Home Loan Welcome Home Loan is offered by lenders, supported by Housing New Zealand, and, designed for first home buyers who can afford to make regular repayments on a home loan, but […]

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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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  • Six Options To Deal With A Leaky Home

      2017/01/22    Auckland Unitary Plan オークランド ユニタリー プラン, FAQ よくある質問, NZ Property NZの不動産

    Hi All Thank you for your time. (日本語訳下にあります) Recently a client asked us for advises about what he can do with his own home that has a water leaking problem that needs to be fixed by re-cladding. The current condition is: The client needs more than $170,000 for re-cladding the existing house Site Area: Around 570m2 Built in 1990s The clients wants to know what options are available for him with the current situation 6 Possible Options Japan Homes Offer To answer to the client queries Japan Homes has provided 6 different options with pros and cons as listed below. 1. Renovate the house and sell There is leaking so we don’t recommend this from our experiences.   2. Sell the property as is It […]

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