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  • Planning Permission for New Contemporary Suburban Villa

    We’re delighted to share news of another planning approval for another new self-build home. This simple yet striking dwelling is the result of a four year journey for our clients. Having looked for a plot without finding anything suitable, they realised the answer lay on their doorstep, literally! Blessed with a large garden serving their…

  • A nice surprise from happy clients for Devon Architects!

    We all like to feel appreciated for what we do in our working lives. Aside from the satisfaction of a job well done, its always nice to get a genuine thank you from a satisfied client. So we were pleasantly surprised to receive a posh package today, with a wooden box inside, which revealed a…

  • Planning permission for new rural home in Devon

    We are ending the week on a positive note having gained detailed planning permission for a super new rural home! The building, on an elevated site, will replace a dilapidated farmhouse and is a significant uplift in terms of size, quality and sustainability. Moreover it is in a different position than the building it replaces.…

  • Underground Architecture The Solution For Rural Retreat

    Often the best ideas come from the simplest concepts. In this case we were presented with the challenge of creating a small number of bespoke accommodation units for an eco-tourism business with the brief that they should be set within the landscape to minimise visual impact. So the solution was to build into the hillside,…

  • Devon Life

    The Ark is part of Devon Life

    Devon Life selectively showcases special aspects of life in Devon. It’s a privilege to be chosen and this month we are!  In “Memories are made of this” editor Andy Cooper features a recent Peregrine Mears Architects project, The Ark Ashford Nr Barnstaple North Devon in the January edition of this leading west country publication. Our…

  • Amanda Homes

    Making the site work! Ilfracombe

    A key part of our skills as Architects is making the most of a site, which was the challenge from our client Armada Homes SW Ltd. They asked us to look at the project afresh, in terms of design, site efficiencies and financial viability, whilst retaining focus on the homes to be created, ensuing that…

  • Home Improvement

    7 ways to improve your home

    Home improvements – fabulous projects “An Englishman’s home is his / her castle”, a centuries old adage, capturing how we view our homes. We strive to join the housing ladder. Our family situations and needs change, as do styles and fashions.  As architects we are often asked by clients to help with home improvements and…

  • Treehouse

    Devon quality eco staycation project

    Recent research by Barclays Mortgages has revealed that the south west is the clear winner when people were asked where they wanted to live, with most wishing to move from London and the midlands. In truth, to those already living in the west country this comes as no surprise. The natural beauty of the Devon…

  • Barnstaple Architect

    Barnstaple architect inspired by the garden

    It was clear that our clients loved the location of this project. They’d happily lived in the ‘big house’ since 1976 and decided to move but not too far, in fact just across the garden. And this is no ordinary garden, it’s the result of over 40 years of toil and hard work by John…