• 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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  • We’ll Join North Shore Home & Garden Show on March 9-11 01/03/2018

      2018/03/01    Event イベント

    Hi all, Big news!! We Japan Homes is going join North Shore Home & Garden Show on 9-11 March (Friday to Sunday) at Northshore Events Centre !(^^)! !(^^)! !(^^)!!!! (日本語訳下にあります) (下面有中文的翻译) North Shore Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your surroundings into the place you’ve always dreamed of. Be thrilled by the variety, amazed by the innovations and impressed by the expert advice. We Japan Homes are going to have our own booth and provide free consultation about Land Development (Subdivision), New Home Design & Build for First Home Buyers, Landscaping, renovation, extension, kitchen & Bath renovation, and anything else related to building services!! Please come along and see us at North Shore Home & Garden Show!!   Venue: Northshore Events […]

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  • Japan Homes’ Kitchen Renovation Examples 24/02/2018

      2018/02/24    Kitchen キッチン

    We have had lots of kitchen renovation in our history and would like to share a few of our works with you today. (日本語訳下にあります) (下面有中文的翻译) Japan Homes’ Kitchen Renovation Here is one renovation example. Old New This is high-grade kitchen reno, a part of the whole house renovation described in our gallery. Another example. Old New This is affordable kitchen reno but its quality and design is very good (see our gallery). One more example. Old New We can do a various types of kitchen to suits your needs and wants. Black and White (see our gallery) Wooden (See our gallery) Island (See our gallery) Appliances We usually install Bosch appliances in our kitchen.   Kitchen Design We care very much about the functionality of […]

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  • Single Storey New Home in Central Auckland 18/02/2018

      2018/02/18    New Home 新築

    There is a new home project in Central Auckland that is almost complete and one of our standard new homes shown on our website. I update the photos of this house. Its functional kitchen is described in this post. This is a single storey home design for first home buyers so please have a look at it. (日本語訳下にあります) (下面有中文的翻译) New Home Photos Exterior Kitchen Bosch Appliances Rubbish Bin and Spice Rack Living/Dining Bathroom with full-tiling Hallway with high windows for daylight intake Entrance door opens outwardly Light Switch Bedroom Wardrobe   オークランドでジャパンホームズの新築工事が完成間近になり、その写真をアップしました。 若い家族など、初めて戸建て新築の検討をしている方には、 最適な規模とデザインになっていますので、 ぜひご覧になってみて下さい。 新築写真 外観 キッチン Boschのキッチン器具です シンクとガス台に近くにある便利なゴミ箱と調味料ラック リビングダイニング 天井までのフルタイルバスルーム 自然光を高窓で取り入れた廊下(写っている人は岡部社長) 光る照明スイッチ 寝室とワードローブ 外開きドアの入り口 各位好 這是一個位於奧克蘭中區的一套單層新房 我先更新這房子的照片 這套房子是設計給首次買房的客人所以可以參考 室外 廚房 博世家電 垃圾筒與香料架 生活區/飯廳 全瓷磚的衛浴 走廊上方有採光窗戶 往外開的大門與電子鎖 燈按鈕(也有可調光暗的) 房間 衣櫃      

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  • Scope of Work to Request Subs’ Quote 03/02/2018

      2018/02/03    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi All, When we need a quote from our subcontractor for a new build project we provide them our scope of work. This helps our subs and also help us very much to provide accurate pricing for our clients. (下面有中文的翻译) (日本語訳下にあります) Scope Of Work For Accurate Build Work Pricing Here is example of our scope of work (SOW) for our plumber for a multi-unit renovation project in the central Auckland. We provide the number of water fixtures that our plumber has to install and information about a gas water heating system. The specific notes about each project (the special comments at the bottom of the sheet) are very important for them because it might affects their work and cost largely. And an architectural plan is […]

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  • Shadow Analysis For New Home Development

      2018/01/28    Council Consent 役所の許認可, New Home 新築, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hello everyone, We often do a shadow analysis for our new home development to make sure next door buildings have enough access to sunlight. (日本語訳下にあります) (下面有中文的翻译) Shadow Analysis Normally we study the area of shadows cast by our new building for four key dates through a year, namely Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, Vernal Equinox (Spring) and Autumnal Equinox (Autumn). Here the analysis example for our new home for Summer Solstice when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky. The shadow covers only a small part of the neighbor building and it can access to a plenty of sunlight so it is all fine and also complied with the Council standard. Below is for Winter Solstice when the sun angle is the lowest in the […]

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