Minor Unit Can Be Built in AUP!! / グラニーフラットはAUP施工後も建てられます!

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We said in this blog a few months ago that new minor dwelling units would not be allowed to construct in the new Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) but actually they are allowed (GOOD NEWS)!!

My gosh, did we make a lie!?

Actually not.

Minor Units Can Be Built in AUP!!


In the proposed version of AUP they were actually banned but during the current public hearing process for the new plan they have somehow changed their policy.

I guess that during the hearing the council relised that many people still want to build a minor unit at their own land so they had to re-consider their new policy.

Because the new plan are still not 100% determined so we still need to carefully watch the process but it seems to be unlikely that they change their policy again.

Please let us know if you want to build a minor unit.

We are more than happy to help you!!

The new plan would be determined in October so we can start planning your minor unit from then.

You can see more information about minor units in my posts:

Minor Unit Project in East of Auckland

Application For New Minor Units Will Be Banned On Sep 1!!


数か月前にグラニーフラット(Minor Dwelling Unit)はユニタリープラン施工後に建築が不可能になると、ブログでお伝えしましたが、誤りでした!
なんとユニタリープラン施工後も引き続き建築可能なようです(GOOD NEWS)!!






Minor Unit Project in East of Auckland

Application For New Minor Units Will Be Banned On Sep 1!!




Amazon Okuchi

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Amazon OkuchiArchitectural Designer
Qualification: Degree of Architecture Studies and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (University Of Auckland) ; 2nd Grade Cad Technician (Japan)
Family: Extremely lovely wife, wonderfully kind mother in low, awesomely hardworking chickens, surprisingly lazy cat and unbelievably naughty dog.

I love architecture and design so much that I have been to so many buildings and places around the world such as Sydney Opera House in Sydney, CCTV building in Beijing, Empire State Building in New York, Royal Palace in Bangkok, Houryu-Ji in Nara, etc. However, the residential building attracts me the most. For nearly 10 years I have visited heaps of local and historical homes around New Zealand which I feel the builders’ great workmanship as well as occupants’ life.

From this experience my aim is to design and provide the comfortable and affordable houses with the spirit of Japanese workmanship that people enjoy and improve their quality of life.

In this blog I write my everyday experience of work to show what is a designer’s work and how it goes at Japan Homes.

Any comments or questions are very welcome.
Please let me know!