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June 6, 2017

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June 24, 2018

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 reso...

June 24, 2018

The cladding you choose for your home is an important step in defining the look and feel of the project—you may have strong ideas or you may want to talk to your designer about the pros and cons of each option.

There are many variables in choosing a cladding type includ...

June 24, 2018

Brrrr…winter has really been cold this year … and we have a month or so before warmer weather arrives. It is not too late to prepare your house for cold weather to keep warm and save energy.

The most important thing is to keep the cold air out. Typical leaky locations a...

June 24, 2018

You might be dreaming about a new bach right now as you rug up around the fire
—or you may already be planning that ski chalet in Ohakune you have always wanted.
Either way, you are going to want to make sure you get it right. You can go ahead and ask the Jones’ what t...

June 24, 2018

LBPs are designers, carpenters, brick and blocklayers, roofers, external plasterers, site and foundations specialists who have been assessed to be competent to carry out work essential to a residential building's structure or weathertightness.

If you’re thinking of gett...

June 21, 2018

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...

June 21, 2018

Sometimes reading a plan is hard– and you cant imagine yourself in a space. At VRA we have started producing digital ‘3D walk throughs’ with our concepts. This enables you to virtually walk through your home design as if it was built.

Our main aim in the concept stage i...

June 21, 2018

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...

June 21, 2018

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...

April 16, 2018

We LOVE a good pergola at VRA and include them wherever we can. A pergola is a transition space between the outside and the inside—providing shade, filtered sunshine and sometimes rain cover.

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