News

Our latest news, thoughts, and insights.
    Loading posts...
  • 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…

  • SelfBuild & Design Show 2022 – Free Tickets!

    As one of the region’s leading firms of Architects, we are looking forward to this year’s SelfBuild & Design Show, taking place at Westpoint Exeter this coming weekend. This specialist exhibition is perfect for anyone interested in embarking on a self-build project, from a major refurbishment or period property renovation right up to large-scale ‘grand…

  • 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…

  • Grand Designs

    Let’s do a Grand Designs project! Where?

    As architects we love creative opportunities. This one has  totally captured our attention; we’d love to get our hands on it, to create something special; a perfect Grand Designs project! This prominent local landmark is for sale, giving someone a real, unique opportunity. There are challenges but we love challenges. Ok, a bit of traveling…

  • 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…

  • Richard Ellis

    Richard Ellis has fresh designs for North Devon

    Peregrine Mears Architects have expanded their senior team with the arrival of Richard Ellis from leading company Stride Treglown. “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to North Devon, bringing a few approach and ideas to our practice, which is inspiring for us all.” commented Director, Perry Mears. “This is an exciting development for Peregrine Mears architects.…

  • 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…