• Consider Cost and Time at Resource Consent Stage 17/03/2019

      2019/03/17    Council Consent 役所の許認可, New Home 新築, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi All, The recent trend is that there are many customers who are thinking to subdivide their own land and build new residential buildings. It is necessary to acquire a resource consent (= RC) in order to do land subdivision. Things Commonly Happen At RC Stage Many companies do not spend much time, energy or money on preparing good plans for RC application. Therefore, at the time of a building consent design (= BC) which is the post process of RC, It takes time for them to correct errors and develop details that should have been considered at the RC stage. Common errors found in the BC stage often relates to Height In Relation To Boundary, too much construction costs, room layouts and access to […]

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  • Meaning of Construction Company 02/03/2019

      2019/03/06    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi all, A while ago the Master Builder Association (MBA), which I am a member of, asked me for my feedback to improve their business and activity. My reply was that although they provide highly attractive and promoting events such as The House Of The Year they should use more of their resources for people to have more trust and feel more secure in them and their members like us. I have heard of a few builders have gone bankrupt which may harm trust and security from people. My idea is that MBA should create the evaluation system that can visualize how secure is each builder company so that potential customers can easily see if a particular builder could be trusted or not. We Japan […]

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  • Japan Homes 2019 28/01/2019

      2019/01/28    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Happy New Year Everyone!! (日本語訳下にあります) At the end of the last year, instead of staying Midsummer in New Zealand, I went back to Japan with family. Every year, I can get stimulated in so many ways during a stay in Japan and learn lots of thing because there are various events before and after the new year’s day.   This year’s theme for our business is “System Creation” We are going to create a new system of how we work.           This is mainly to enhance communication between Japan Homes staff, SUBs and customers, and decision-making process. We are aiming to make the new platform (system) that is useful in all kinds of business situations across the world. This excites me […]

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  • 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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