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How to keep your project within budget

June 6, 2017

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June 24, 2018

Last year Vicky was lucky enough to visit the big apple- check out her snaps...

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

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...

December 29, 2017

Sometimes I meet clients who only want to engage us for the design stage, who do not know that our full services include follow-up on site. In other cases clients choose not to have us involved during the construction because they think it will save money. Informed peo...

July 8, 2017

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 info...

June 27, 2017

The design and dreaming is over, now it’s time to watch your new home arise from your plans. This is a busy time and is fraught with possible problems – but it’s easier than you think as long as you know what to look for.

Five things you need to know

  1. You need a contr...

June 20, 2017

Plans, Sections and Elevations can often obscure design ideas rather than illuminate them. Unless you’ve spent lots of time reviewing blueprints, you may find it difficult to understand the drawings well enough to have an active partnership with your architect or desig...

June 6, 2017

Most clients who come to see me have the same question uppermost in their mind—“How much will the project cost?” With careful planning and using the correct process keeping within budget can be straight forward.

Knowing your spending limits and developing a building bud...

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