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  • Site Management 101

      2018/05/15    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi, Today I want to talk about site management 101. Case 1: a right of way which we have to clear the driveway at 4pm. The Tennant’s on the back section goes to work really early in the morning and finishes around 4pm, we have to clear/make ways in order for the Tennant’s to go home while we are still working. Case 2: using of others driveway for parking and access to the back yard. In this case we tried to communicate with the neighbour so that we can use their driveway in certain times of a day for delivery or to make more carpark for our sub contractors. Case 3: fence is leaning on our site and it’s not on a straight line. Therefore […]

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  • Recess Shelf

      2018/05/06    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi guys, This week during my personal interest I have been looking at different bathroom storage solutions, one of them which really catch my eyes are recess shelf inside shower box. From back in the days we have seen many different ways and products which people use to store personal cleaning products inside the shower area. The most common ones are corner shelves, hanging baskets and recess shelves that come with the plastic shower box liner. Nowadays as more people are into full tiled bathroom / tiled shower area as it is more modern and stylish. People tend not to use the traditional shelves as much and we Japan Homes also can do tiled shower recess shelves for our clients. Each shelf can be used […]

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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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  • FIRST HOME BUYER? – Our Finance Support Tips –

      2018/04/08    FAQ よくある質問, Finance ファイナンス, New Home 新築

    Are you thinking about First Home? Everyday we receive many inquiries about new home. When you are planning it, the first and most important thing is Having a specific target number will help keep you motivated and focused, and we can asisst you in right way. Below are some options to start actions towards your dream home in NZ.   1. Housing New Zealand https://www.hnzc.co.nz/ Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need. Many people use this system when they have first homes. 1-1. Welcome Home Loan Welcome Home Loan is offered by lenders, supported by Housing New Zealand, and, designed for first home buyers who can afford to make regular repayments on a home loan, but […]

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  • Fundamental Theory

      2018/04/06    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hello everyone, Today I want to talk about one of the initial concepts within our company. “Do basic” It sounds simple, but it’s really not easy to continue doing it. So what does do basic means? To us Japan Homes, whatever position we are on, we need to have improvements or new things to learn each day in order to ac complish our comfortable and affordable mission statement. Normally people will say a good foundation is the most important step to building a house. But for us, we know every step is equally important. Therefore we treat each step and or subcontractors equally. We make sure they are educated in Japan Homes way of thinking and improve together. And therefore we review and open to […]

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      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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  • 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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  • Japan Day 2018 02/03/2018

      2018/03/02    Event イベント, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Japan Homes had our own booth at Japan Day 2018 at CLOUD in the city. (日本語訳下にあります) We support this event every year for lots of people in Auckland to be familiar with our culture. There were a number of customers who visited us at our booth and we consulted with them about what they want to do regarding their home. (me at Japan Homes’ booth) I just list up here the types of topic that these customers consulted:  Want to build a new home at my own land  Want to find a house&land package for investment  Want to renovate my bathroom or kitchen  Want to do landscape for my garden such as Japanese garden Due to the Auckland Unitary Plan that allows the existing land […]

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