• Study Meeting For Apprentice Builiders & Site Managers 18/11/2018

      2018/11/18    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi there, We had a very good study meeting for our newcomer builders and site manager last month They had only little experience in these types of field but are very motivated to learn anything related to their work. Our company provides study meeting for them to understand our company policy and to increase their levels of skill and knowledge. Study Meeting Company director Mickey provided lecture for these freshmen at our showhome in Papatoetoe. The lecture included Outline of Company’s Aim, Policy and Business Basics of Builder Work Basics of Site Mangement Site Safety Etc. The most important thing we shared during the lecture was the company’s aim and policy. Our aim is to contribute to NZ society by providing comfortable and affordable homes. […]

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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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  • 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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  • Pursuit Of Fast Services In 2018

      2018/01/21    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Last year, the number of things I tried is beginning to produce results in our business. This year, we will keep increasing our work performance, and challenge more and more new things. (日本語訳下にあります) (下面有中文的翻译) Pursuit Of Fast Services in 2018 There are issues to be addressed variously for our customer satisfaction such as service quality improvement, cost reduction, etc. In this year we will push forward with our fast services. In order for a boat to cruise at high speed on the sea, there should be no obstacle on water and you should avoid rough waves. It is essential to remove restrictions as much as possible for the fast cruise. Our fast services can provide several advantages for our customers. If a customer think to […]

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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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  • Japan Homes Standard Specifications

      2017/10/07    Interior Design インテリアデザイン, Kitchen キッチン, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi there, We have updated our standard specifications for our home build and now you can check these on our website. (日本語訳下にあります) Today I would like to tell you how is our specs different from most construction companies’ specs in NZ. Japan Homes Standard Specifications Point 1: We Provide Best Finishing and Fixtures From Our 12-Year Experience For years we have researched what are the best fittings and finishing details for our clients home in term of their quality, functionality, cost, work and installation time, availability, warranty and impact on the environment, and finally confirmed our best selections in 2017.   Point 2: We Provide Japanese Style Interior For example, we can provide Japanese style Bathroom (Ofuro). Japanese bathrooms are wet-rooms, so you can spray […]

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  • Letting Sub-Contractors More Understand Our Company Principles

      2017/09/16    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    In this multiethnic country New Zealand it is sometimes difficult to communicate and share the same ideas with our partner professionals and contractors. We sometimes are surprised to see things that these people do that do not usually happen in Japan. (日本語訳下にあります) They tend to do things in their own way but we want to share with them our company principles for better outcomes. The most important part I think is “Penetration of our company principles”. This is the base of all actions. To say words is easy, but practice is not easy. It is necessary to patently and carefully spend time on letting them understand our principles. Now I list up below the three most important things that seems necessary at this stage to do […]

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  • Bonjitettei 凡事徹底

      2017/08/26    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi all, Our company policy is to keep doing Bonjitettei (凡事徹底)which is shared with our subcontractors. (日本語訳下にあります) Bonjitettei Bonjitettei is a Japanese word and the direct translation into English should be “do small basic things thoroughly”. We think this is the most important concept for us as well as our sub-contractors because any outcome of our work is just a sum of normal small work. If you can complete each small basic step towards your goal thoroughly you will get the incredible result as Warren Buffett, an American world most successful investor, noted: “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to do extraordinary results”  Example of our Bonjitettei practice includes that we use our own checklists created based on our experience through design and construction […]

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