• 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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  • Long Run Metal VS Asphalt Shingle Roofing 22/02/2019

      2019/02/22    Environmental Issues 環境保護, Minor Unit マイナーユニット, New Home 新築, Renovation 改装

    Hi all Long Run Metal Roofing and Asphalt Shingle are the two major roofing materials for our new homes. I am going to describe the pros and cons of these materials.   ASPHALT SHINGLE Advantages -Cheaper to install than Long Ran Metal Roofing -Easy & Quick Installation → Shorten your new home construction period -Solid plywood underlay provides strength to the building and weathertightness -Quiet → Not noisy when rain hitting the roof -Dents to be unlikely to happen -Low Maintenance -Raccoons, Rodents, Pests, and Wild Animals Proof → No gap between each asphalt tile and plywood underlay does not allow them to enter inside the roof (Asphalt Shingle Construction) Disadvantage -Not highly eco friendly. Asphalt is a semi-solid form of petroleum. -Can be damaged in […]

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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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