• Simple Small Japanese Garden 21/07/2019

      2019/07/21    New Home 新築, Site Work Progress 工事進捗

    Hi All,   Thanks for your time. We have created a simple Japanese Style Garden for a new home in Northshore. We could not have a very large landscape area at this property but a Japanese Garden can be still created. The rocks are very important feature so we searched and found very attractive rocks. The grid pattern of the pavers and lawn is a contemporary style of Japanese Garden.   Nowadays, more and more medium density housing with limited garden space like this property are built so we are trying to have a beautiful, simple and modern Japanese Garden that can fit in the small outdoor space.   Thank you for reading.    

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  • Council Final Inspection Passed At One Time!! 26/05/2019

      2019/05/26    Renovation 改装, Site Work Progress 工事進捗, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi there,   We have passed the Council final inspection for a house extension project in West of Auckland only at one time which is the first time for us to experience. Here is our site before the final inspection:   Normally, it takes a few times to complete the final inspection because Council inspectors pick up tiny issues on site and ask us to fix them before the inspection passes so we are very pleased with the outcome. This means that our site management system has been improved. For example, we have developed Final Inspection Checklist based on our previous experience of inspections and we used this to prepare the site for the inspection. (Final Inspection Checklist) Of course, there have been significant contributions […]

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  • Lot 1 & Lot 2 10 Glenfield Rd Are Ready For Open Home 03/11/2018

      2018/11/03    Site Work Progress 工事進捗

    Hi All,   Our new home construction at Lot 1 and Lot 2 10 Glenfield Rd is mostly complete and ready for anyone to view. These new homes with finished interior and staging furniture look gorgeous now!! These homes are on sale now so we are planning to have several open homes this month. The nearest open home is: Lot 1: Sunday 4 Nov 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m Lot 2: Sunday 4 Nov 1:00pm – 1:30pm Adress: 10 Glenfield Road Birkenhead Northshore If you are interested in purchasing or building a new home it is worth visiting to view inside.   For more info you can visit: Lot 1: Link Lot 2: Link   Or you can contact us at: Japan Homes Sales Team Email: […]

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  • Updates About Current Construction 28/10/2018

      2018/10/28    Site Work Progress 工事進捗

    Hi All,   Here are our updates about ongoing construction in Northshore. 3 New Homes in Birkenhead Lot 1: Glass Balustrades at the front deck is installed. Also Laminated Timber Flooring is installed. Lot 2: Carpet and Floor tiling is done. Also exterior lights are put on. Very close to completion.   Lot 3: Deck Glass balustrades and wardrobe are done. Also close to completion.   These are highly comfortable and affordable homes in Northshore and Lot 1 & 2 are on sale now (Lot 3 has been already sold. Sorry!!) We are preparing for open home soon. For more info please visit here or please contact us. Japan Homes Sales Team Email: info@japanhomes.co.nz Phone: 0800-00-5055 2 New Homes in Northshore Lot 1 : Foundation Piling Work Lot […]

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  • Updates About Current Construction 13/10/2018

      2018/10/13    Site Work Progress 工事進捗

    Hi All, Here are our updates about ongoing construction in Northshore.   3 New Homes in Birkenhead Lot 1: Tiling is going on. Lot 2: Laminated Timber Floor is installed Lot 3: Painting   2 New Homes in Northshore Solid rocks underground ware found and we could not put foundation concrete piles through the rocks so foundation design needed to be slightly changed. Then we could continue to do foundation work. Our foundation builders work very hard, even under rain they dont stop working on site. Thanks to their hardwork and our engineers’ quick work for foundation design change, site work is going on schedule although we needed to stop the foundation work for some time due to the rocks.  

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  • Updates About Current Construction & Design Projects

      2018/09/22    Site Work Progress 工事進捗

    HI All, We have several on-going new home build and design projects. Construction Projects 3 New Home Development at 10 Glenfield Rd Birkenhead We are building 3 new homes on this site and the construction is going to finish soon (Mid October 2018). Scaffolding has been off now and GIB boards on at all the lots. Two of the houses have completed plastering. These are highly comfortable and affordable homes in Northshore and Lot 1 & 2 are on sale now (Lot 3 has been already sold. Sorry!! For more info please visit here or please contact us. Japan Homes Sales Team Email: info@japanhomes.co.nz Phone: 0800-00-5055   2 New Home Development in Northshore We have just started another new home build recently in Northshore. The land will […]

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  • Buildertrend: Daily Log

      2017/09/23    Site Work Progress 工事進捗

    Hi all, Everyday we use the cloud project management software Buildertrend (BT), which let us easily manage many different projects from the beginning through to the end including schedule management, daily log, payment and order, communication with clients and subs, etc. (日本語訳下にあります) You can follow this link for more information about BT. Today I would like to introduce BT’s daily log function. Daily Log Daily Log is to record project work progress and very convenient for client to see how their project goes on. If any site work is done on a day we take a few photos and update a daily log on BT with notes describing what we have done. So our clients can check what has happened on site on the day […]

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  • Buildertrend: Project Time Management / ビルダートレンドを使った工程管理

      2016/08/07    Site Work Progress 工事進捗

    Good day everyone!!   (日本語の文章は下段にあります↓)   We Japan Homes love new technology to improve our work quality. Today I talk about the cloud software Buildertrend (BT), which is to manage many different construction projects from the beginning  through to the end including time management, daily log, payment and order, communication with clients and subs, etc. Basically, we use only this software to manage everything and, since we started to use BT we have saved a huge amount of time because this makes our  work so easily and quickly!! BT has many functions but today I talk only about the schedule management using BT below.   Buildertrend: Calender To manage schedule we use “Calender” function of BT. Once a project starts we input all the scheduled […]

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  • Caring Small Detail Is Important For Good Concrete Work!!

      2016/06/06    Site Work Progress 工事進捗, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり , ,

    Hi Readers, Always thanks for visiting my blog!! To provide good quality build work, a builder mast pay attention to a tiny work detail and carefully have it done. Otherwise, the work is not able to be complete and required a lot of time and cost for repair. This is why we Japan Homes are so much focused on tiny little work details. Example: Terrible Finishing of Concrete Retaining Wall The above photo shows the bad finishing of the top of the concrete retaining wall. What happened is the concrete wall builder wanted to save time and lavour for the concrete work and just had the work done quickly without following the proper work process. Eventually, the most part of the top part of the […]

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  • Japan Homes’ Way To Save Building Cost

      2016/05/07    Site Work Progress 工事進捗, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり , ,

    Hi Readers!! Always thanks for visiting our blog!! Do you know what has the largest impact on the cost for building work? Material? Labour?? Design??? The answer is….. labour!! However, labour cost highly depends on working time so we actually have to save contractors’ work time if we want to save labour cost. For example, let’s think about hiring a painter. If her labour cost is $200/day and you ask to work for 5 days you may have to pay $1,000. However, if she can quickly finish the same job in 3 days you will only need to pay $600. >>>>Trademe Japan Homes Builder Page>>>>Trademe Japan Homes Design Page>>>> Japan Homes Way To Save Time 1 Critical Path We put all our energy into scheduling. […]

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