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  • Listed building

    Extension blends with Listed Building

    “A fundamental principle of our approach is that we approach every project with the same enthusiasm and passion, big or small. Each project brings its own challenges and own rewards.” explained Associate Director, architect Paul Cooper. Here is a lovely project with a small extension, enabling this lovely older to be Listed Building to be…

  • Passivhaus standards

    Passivhaus standards for farmhouse replacement

    Having previously reported that we had been successful in obtaining planning permission for the replacement of a dilapidated farmhouse with a fine new home to Passivhaus standards, we are delighted to provide an update; work has started! You can see why the spot was chosen; there will be fabulous countryside views from this fine new…

  • Contemporary homes in Combe Martin

    Spurway Gardens in Combe Martin is the latest select development by respected west country developers Poltair Homes. A select scheme of just five luxury detached homes in Combe Martin, the development is close to the dramatic coast and glorious Exmoor National Park too. Approaching every project with fresh energy and enthusiasm, we look to add…

  • Help To Buy

    Help to Build – financial help to self-build!

    The government has just launched a new Help to Build scheme, to help people wishing to self-build their home in England; applications can now be made. For many the dream to build a home of their own remains just that, a dream. Funding a self-build requires a significant capital, which can be a challenge, especially…

  • North Devon

    One leads to two in North Devon

    Peregrine Mears Architects design for two identical detached homes in Ilfracombe by granted planning permission by North Devon Council. Development for two homes in North Devon OK, yes we had to visit the coast to do our site survey but that’s one of the (many) benefits of working in fabulous North Devon. A lovely coastal…

  • Commercial development

    Commercial Development Opportunity Hidden In Plain Sight

    Commercial Development | The daily traffic flow (including thousands of holiday visitors to the region) who pass the well-known former Foxhunters Garage Nr West Down on the busy A361 at West Down, have grown used to seeing an increasingly sad eyesore. A great, high-profile location, crying out for redevelopment. North Devon architect Perry Mears of…

  • Development and Diversification for Your Inland Marina – What Can you Do?  

    By far the hardest challenge in creating a successful inland marina based leisure enterprise is building the marina basin itself. So whether you did that yourself or have purchased an existing marina, the hardest part has been done! Many marinas have been at their busiest these past two years; the staycation boom combined with more…

  • West Buckland School

    West Buckland School re-roofing approved

    As architects, property is our passion and the opportunity to work on fine, historical buildings is always interesting and a privilege. One current project is West Buckland School near Barnstaple, North Devon, which features on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE), with its Grade II Listed Buildings. Peregrine Mears Architects was invited to assist…

  • Self-Build. How will You build It?

    When approaching the building of your new home self-build architect Devon & Cornwall, the chosen method of construction is fundamental. You may not know which method you wish to use when approaching your self-build project, but during conversations with your architect, the right method can be determined. Your architect will approach this decision which will…