Perception Planning is a team of resource management planning, landscape and freshwater professionals based in Martinborough, Taupō and Christchurch. We help people with feasibility assessments, resource consent applications, submissions on plan changes, strategic resource management planning, as well as landscape design and assessment, ecological assessments and consultation/engagement projects. Our company tag line is ‘your connection with the environment’. We are focussed
We are currently working with Palliser Estate to design and update their wine tasting room and offices. We love working alongside local companies to enhance their branding through clever architecture and interior design. This project is only partially complete and will look absolutely stunning when finished later this year. We have used alternative paint techniques and new materials to enhance the existing space. Working alongside clients who understand the value of design m
Tiles have developed so far since the beginning of their time. Tiles were first seen in the second century AD, being used by the Kings of Ancient Sri Lanka on floors and in swimming pools. We at VRA LOVE to use a tile throughout our house designs. There are a magnitude of applications for the modern day tile– a vast range of options in differing patterns, colours, styles, and sizes. Whether you have a space that requires a feature point, are doing a bathroom alteration, or
Renovating or building a new house can and should be fun and exciting - for everyone involved. However far too often we hear horror stories of clients feeling they have not been heard.
Misunderstandings between the builder, the client and the architect about the scope of a project and how much was allowed for it in the building contract can lead directly disappointment, disillusionment and dissatisfaction with the project. Writing a brief will help you avoid this scenario. T
The Wairarapa is full of beautiful villas and large turn of the century homes. A villa renovation is a dream for many of us, but if you are not prepared the reality can be disappointing... 1. Don’t rush it You develop a relationship with an old home—it can take time to reveal itself to you. Spend a year living in your home planning the renovation and watching the sun as it travels through the house from season to season. This way you will know the sunniest spots—where is a go
Whether it's a new building or a renovation, there's a lot of information to gather and assess before design begins. The most important decisions are the early ones: what to build, how much to build, where to build. It is crucial that these early decisions be well informed. This design phase known as Pre-Design. Let's take a look at a couple of essential considerations: 1. The Building Programme The "programme" is an accounting of the required spaces, their sizes and characte