• Traditional Bungalow Home Renovation 31/08/2019

      2019/08/31    Renovation 改装

    HI All,   We have begun renovation of a traditional Bungalow style home in Central Auckland. Here are the existing home. And existing floor plans (we have measured on site) We do not touch the exterior much because we would like to keep the authentic look of this traditional home. However, as the owner request, we are going to offer Japanese style interior renovation as below: This project would be unique because of the contrast between the European exterior look with the Japanese interior. I will post updates about this project as our work progress. We are going to join Auckland Home Show 2019!! Please visit and talk to us at our booth!!!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Extension Design For Happy Family Living 21/04/2018

      2018/04/21    Renovation 改装

    Hi there, Our new project is to design attractive communal space in an extended home where everyone gathers to have happy family living together. (日本語訳下にあります) 110m2 Extension Design In Central Auckland Our client is living in a relatively old house with many kids and wants to extend the house for more bedrooms and family space. Here is the existing home. Even though there is some space in the basement, the ground floor, the main part of the building, is too narrow for such a big family. (Ground Floor Plan) (Elevations) Below is the proposed floor plan. (Proposed Ground Floor Plan) We add the new extension at the back of the existing building. Our concept is that although each family member can have their own bedroom […]

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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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  • KITCHEN & BATHROOM COLLECTIONS

      2018/03/28    Interior Design インテリアデザイン, Kitchen キッチン, Renovation 改装

    Wanting A New Kitchen & Bathroom? (日本語訳下にあります) When you are thinking about renovation or new home, I guess these are the most exciting points. Open kitchen or traditional kitchen? Wider and modern bathroom that you can feel comfortable to use everyday? Japan Homes set our “Standard” with the 10-year construction knowledge and good relationships with our suppliers, adding the current trends. Especially for kitchens and bathrooms, we put our best efforts to design beautiful and functional layouts and select polished quality items. To show our precious customers how the standard actually look like, we gathered the collections.   The main colors are White & White, Grey and White & Black which are always popular so won’t be obsolesced. As an accent color, wood materials can […]

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  • DESIGN & BUILD & MAINTENANCE PART 2

      2017/10/21    Minor Unit マイナーユニット, New Home 新築, Renovation 改装, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi there, (日本語訳下にあります) We always think that designing and building a home are to create a piece of art together with our clients and subs. Considering the design from our client perspective and having a clear vision of the completed building with its exterior during design and construction process is the key to the successful project. Our design examples include to: Design a new home in a way that house work is quickly and easily done Provide a utility space for easy house work Provide a Japanese style bathroom for you to relax Provide 9% of a total floor area of a new home for store space. Also we think about construction: Avoid house components that take time to get and install Consider waterproofing all […]

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