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  • Living in Harmony With Nature: Off Grid House Featured in SelfBuild & Design Magazine!

    There’s something special about seeing one’s work in print. We are all so used to digital media, so it makes a pleasant change to flick through the pages of a glossy magazine and see a project we have designed featured. That is the case for this off-grid house we designed in rural Dorset. Sometimes you…

  • RICS Award for Community Centre

    RICS Award for Community Centre

    RICS Award for Bovey Tracey Community Centre. We are thrilled to announce that The Riverside Community Centre in Bovey Tracey has been crowned Winner of best Public Sector Project in the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards 2022), South West Region.  Situated at the western gateway of the town, the new community centre was…

  • Agricultural Tied Dwellings Don’t Need to be Boring!

    A new rural home. How exciting! The countryside of the West Country and far beyond has many examples of agricultural tied dwellings. In the past these have typically been very ordinary looking bungalows – ironically not a traditional rural building form at all. As always, we seek to challenge that pre-conception and wonder what could…

  • How to Win With Class Q Barn Conversions

    Having successfully gained consent for a whole range of agricultural buildings to change their use to dwellings as Class Q barn conversions, we thought we would share some insights into how to approach these projects.  The first step is to engage an experienced professional adviser to advise on the suitability of the building in question…

  • 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…