• 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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  • Japan Homes Standard Entrance Wardrobe

      2017/09/30    Interior Design インテリアデザイン

    Hi there, We have developed our standard entrance wardrobe design to make the entrance space of our homes more convenient to use. (日本語訳下にあります) Japan Homes Standard Wardrobes We have three types of wardrobes that you can choose to fit in your house entrance and that provide for storing your shoes, jackets, umbrellas or any other necessary things with easy and quick access to these. All of these have shelves for shoes and space for boots or any larger items at the bottom. Also there is a mirror behind the wardrobe door for checking yourself before going out. For Type B and C there is a hanger bar in large space on the right side and you can hang up jackets and put on umbrellas. Type […]

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  • Buildertrend: Daily Log

      2017/09/23    Site Work Progress 工事進捗

    Hi all, Everyday we use the cloud project management software Buildertrend (BT), which let us easily manage many different projects from the beginning through to the end including schedule management, daily log, payment and order, communication with clients and subs, etc. (日本語訳下にあります) You can follow this link for more information about BT. Today I would like to introduce BT’s daily log function. Daily Log Daily Log is to record project work progress and very convenient for client to see how their project goes on. If any site work is done on a day we take a few photos and update a daily log on BT with notes describing what we have done. So our clients can check what has happened on site on the day […]

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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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  • Fireplace Plan

      2017/09/02    Interior Design インテリアデザイン

    Good day everyone!! We have a renovation project in Northshore and our client wants to install a modern fireplace in the lounge so we have prepared a fireplace plan. (日本語訳下にあります) Type Of Fireplace To Install Here is the type of fireplace we are thinking to install. That has a stylish modern look and is operated by GAS. What is good is you can see actual fire that looks like burning wood logs. The owner wants to install it in a new box wall and also put a TV above the fireplace on the wall like this: And build a bench seat on one side of the wall. That looks lovely, isnt it? Fireplace Plan These types of fireplace are safe to install and use but […]

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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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  • DESIGN & BUILD & Maintenance Part 1

      2017/08/12    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

    It is very advantageous to make home design and construction and maintenance consistently with one construction company. (日本語訳下にあります) The company is like a home doctor who knows all the history of your family and understand the family’s condition. Such a doctor is called GP in New Zealand, and usually each family has their own GP. The company like Japan Homes keeps watching your home to quickly specify the cause of a problem with a part of your house and fix it properly before it becomes too serious that needs a lot of cost. As a designer and builder we will become very happy if we can start everything from scratch. A  house is an art which is a combined form of various materials and elements. […]

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  • 160m2 Single Story Affordable Home Design

      2017/07/29    New Home 新築

    Hi All, We have recently created a standard single story new home design that can fit into a narrow section. (日本語訳下にあります)  160m2 Single Story Affordable Home Design This single storey affordable home is designed to fit in a narrow section. Those high windows on the hallway wall provide a plenty of daylight into the space to welcome you at the entrance. The simple open plan kitchen, dining and living with the large timber deck just outside creates a natural flow from the inside to outside. The guest room can be used as a family room, kids space, study or any type of space that meets your family’s needs at different times. All the sanitary space and kitchen are placed on one side in proximity for […]

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  • Thank You Party For Our Clients

      2017/07/23    Event イベント

    Hi All, We had a thank you party for our clients for whom we have just completed a whole house renovation in Northshore. (日本語訳下にあります) Thank You Party At BOWZ We have just completed the renovation which our clients have waited long time. We really appreciate our clients support this project so planned the thank you party for them as well as for our subcontractors who worked very hard for this project. The venue is BOWZ, an excellent Japanese Teppan-Yaki restaurant in Epsom who provides yummy and beautiful food. We are happy that our clients, Japan Homes staff and our subs enjoyed the good moments together that the clients could see who worked for them and subs could see who they worked for. This party was […]

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  • A New Home Plan With A Room For Rent

      2017/07/16    New Home 新築, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi all, We have developed a new home plan that has an ensuite bedroom for rent. (日本語訳下にあります) A Bedroom For Rent For Stable Income This is a 185m2 double story home with a double garage, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1 toilet and 2 lounges. This is originally designed to be put on a small section like a subdivided section in an urban area. Here is the floor plan. You see the independent guest room at the ground floor with an ensuite bathroom and wardrobe that can be used as a mini-studio and ideal for rent because there is some space in the room for furniture and personal items to place. Moreover, the room is just beside the entrance and has direct access to outside, and its […]

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