• Road To LBP Designer

      2018/08/27    Others その他, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All, I am aiming to get LBP designer in August 2018 and keep learning the skills and knowledge required for the LBP and would like to talk about the example of how I learn Today. E2 Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods As a LBP designer you have to be familiar with Building Code so I am developing knowledge in the Code and the skills to design building construction details compliant with it. For example, there is the clause of Building Code,  “E2 Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods”,  which states how cladding and waterproofing of residential building are achieved (we call it “E2”), and I often refer to E2 to learn and design cladding detail. Below is the metal roof detail that we have designed for […]

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  • Japan Homes On Local Journals

      2018/06/16    Others その他

    Hi All, Hope you have a lovely day. (日本語訳下にあります) Recently we are on a couple of journals in Auckland. We are getting famous in Auckland!! Auckland Today On their 131st issue this local magazine has written our philosophy of services including our 10 key principles: honesty,problem solving, professionalism,communication, health and safety, economic buildings, great relationships, passion, legacy developments and client happiness. This also shows our company director Mickey’s personal story and policy, which is really interesting!! If your are interested please read the article here (P51) Gekkan NZ I have written 3 articles about house renovations for May, June & July Edition of Gekkan NZ (for the Japanese) Now the second article about Kitchen renovation is out on the June edition and you can check […]

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  • The Day Of Free Annual Inspection 17/03/2018

      2018/03/17    Others その他, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Today Mickey and Billy, a site manager of Japan Homes, have visited our customers’ home for free annual inspections. (日本語訳下にあります) (下面有中文的翻译) What We Do At Inspections At our annual free maintenance, we check all the joinery and door handles, we spray Lubricant to get rid of unusual noise and easier to turn. Sometimes our clients may ask us to add silicone or sealant to seal some area, we also do these even though it may not be us that left that undone. Also one of our clients asks us to change a door handle, our boss Mickey get his hands on the job and perfected it. We also fixed and strengthened broken stairs so that our clients can continue safely using them. We are going […]

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  • Free Annual Inspection 2018 07/03/2018

      2018/03/07    Others その他

    Happy Chinese New Year!! (日本語訳下にあります) Japan Homes provides a free inspection of our customer’s house that we have built or renovated 1 month and 6 months after the project completion, and also once every year. The most important thing is to make sure that our customers are still satisfied 5 years after their project is complete. When we see this happen this will be the true completion time for us. Like a regular car inspection your house needs to be checked and maintained regularly to keep it beautiful and comfortable. The Dates For Free Inspection This Year We email to our customers regarding our inspection. If our customer who received our notifications needs an inspection we will go visit them either on Saturday 17/03/2018 Saturday […]

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  • Kotatsu: The Way The Japanese Stay Warm in Winter

      2017/11/26    Interior Design インテリアデザイン, Others その他

    Hi All, Today I am going to describe one of the most loved furniture in Japan in the winter season – KOTATSU. We love Kotastu because it is so warm and comfortable that once we put our legs inside it we cannot leave again!! (日本語訳下にあります) (下面有中文的翻译) Kotatsu The kotatsu consists of a blanket placed between a low table-frame and table-top, with a heat source placed underneath the blanket. With your legs placed under the blanket, someone wearing traditional Japanese clothing would have warm air come through the bottom of their robes and exit around the neck, heating the whole body. (Traditional Hori Gotatsu) By the 17th century, irori (a Japanese traditional fire place) dug into the ground under the floor, called hori-gotatsu, resembled a fixed […]

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  • Moving Your House

      2017/07/09    New Home 新築, Others その他

    Hi all, One of our clients in the central Auckland asked a house moving company to move out their existing house from their property to build a new home. The company is going to place the house at another place for reuse. (日本語訳下にあります) Moving The Old House The company first removed the existing foundation of the house on site and put it on their customized trailer. It was very interesting to see because in my experience houses were something that cannot be moved. But they actually can move here in New Zealand. The workers took a few hours to carefully place the house on the trailer. Now it is ready to go. However, because of a high rate of traffic on public road at that […]

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  • Japan Homes’ New Northshore Office Is Open!!

      2017/06/04    Others その他

    Hi there, I am glad to announce that we have recently opened our new branch office in Wairau Park, Northshore. (日本語訳下にあります) Japan Homes’ New Northshore Office We have our stylish office on the upper level of the shop building at 16 Link Drive, Wairau Park, Northshore, sharing the floor space with an architect and interior decoration shop. We have chosen this location because there are a lot of suppliers of interior materials such as carpet, timber flooring, lights, tiles, bathroomwares, etc. so it is convenient for our customers to check these materials when they visit our office. Also this location is very close to Tristram exit on the No.1 motorway and has many carparks, easily access from anywhere in Auckland. Basically, there is our staff […]

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  • Free Skype Consultation Available Now!!

      2016/11/06    Others その他

    Hi All, Hope you have a great day. (日本語訳下にあります) Big News!! Japan Homes has begun Free 20-minute Skype Consultation for everyone!! Free Skype Consultation If you want to talk to us about your future new home, house renovation, extension or subdivision, please feel free to book the on-line consultation with us. We are more than happy to discuss your dream plan and advise you with our professional point of view. On Skype, we can show you our digital resources by “Share Your Screen” function and you can also show us your sketches, photos, etc. to describe your plans. This makes it possible to have a high-quality on-line meeting like an on-site meeting. Please feel free to email or phone us to book the consultation.   Skype […]

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