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  • Self Build

    One in three people are interested in self build

    Research from the Self Build Association and Building Societies Association (BSA) has found that almost a 1/3rd of adults (32%) are interested in a project to design and build their own home.  The same percentage said that the aim to live in a home that has less impact on the environment, by being more sustainable…

  • Homebuilding & Renovating

    The Ark featured in ‘Homebuilding & Renovating’

    “We have real passion for our clients’ projects; all of them. We invest ourselves fully and love to see the fruits of everyone’s efforts and the realisation of our clients dream, non-more so than with The Ark Ashford Near Barnstaple North Devon for our clients David & Penny Clapp” said Perry Mears of Peregrine Mears…

  • Peregrine Mears Architect

    Barn Conversions in Devon for Holiday Complex

    Today was a wonderful day for a site visit and where better than the glorious North Devon coast where we have a substantial barn conversions project for a national client. The first phase involves refurbishing and altering a complex of 10 traditional barns, to form 15 holiday cottages. Before we can start the main part…

  • Building Project

    5 things to consider when planning your project

    Your project is probably the culmination of much thought, perhaps over years. Now you’re now about to realise your dream. Peregrine Mears Architects work closely with clients to consider these things and more, helping you to realise your dream, hopefully exceeding expectations.

  • And then Mr Wright came along!

    As architects we strive to inspire. There’s no Standard Operating Procedure or RIBA module as part of our qualification but this is often the edge. Practice Director Peregrine Mears reflects on his architectural inspirations. There are many; the first was Mr Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright.

  • Bovey Tracey

    New Bovey Tracey Community Centre

    We’re delighted to announce the completion of the Riverside Community Centre in Bovey Tracey, Devon. We’ve been involved for 3 years since winning an open competitive interview early in 2017, working closely with the Bovey Town Council and the local community to ensure a varied range of views were considered.

  • Shelter Charity

    Initiative benefits Shelter charity

    Peregrine Mears Architects started supporting the work of Shelter in 2010 through the RIBA’s ‘Architect in the House’ scheme.  That meant us giving our time for free to homeowners looking to build, extend or alter their home and wanting advice and inspiration from a Chartered Architect. In return they made a donation to Shelter This…

  • The Ark Ashford

    The Ark Ashford Barnstaple Shortlisted

    The Ark Ashford Barnstaple, a recently completed private house we designed and managed, has been shortlisted for the Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards for the South West Region 2020!

  • Queen Anne

    RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 Nomination

    We’re delighted to announce that the project we designed to convert Queen Anne’s Walk in Barnstaple to a new restaurant / cafe / events space has been nominated for the RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 South West!