Tag / Barnstaple Architects

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  • 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…

  • Apprenticeship

    An Apprenticeship Opportunity in Architecture

    We’re often asked how to start a career in the world of architecture. The modern apprenticeship programme provides a great opportunity to be part of the new generation, by joining Peregrine Mears Architects in Barnstaple. An Architect or Architectural Technologist is a well-respected, creative profession offering numerous career options and specialisms, in many sectors. As…

  • RICS UK 2022 Awards | Proud that we’ve been shortlisted – twice!

    We’ve had exciting news as May arrives, having received notification from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors that Peregrine Mears Architects have been shortlisted in the RICS UK Awards 2022 in not one, but two categories, Public Sector Project & Community Benefit. Perry Mears explained “Our nominations are for the Riverside Community Centre in Bovey…

  • Another Class Q Barn Conversion Approved

    Barn Conversion Class Q Devon Rural architecture planning As active Devon Architects specialising in rural design, we’re delighted to share news of another successful Class Q application. The barn in question is a long, relatively narrow building, running on an east to west axis. That and the domestic scale of the building really lent it…

  • Barn Conversion

    Planning Approved for a new rural home

    One early success in 2022 is obtaining planning consent for the conversion of a redundant 19th century stone agricultural barn at East Marsh Farm North Molton to a residential dwelling. With 22 acres, set in the lovely Mole Valley, East Marsh Farm has an existing former granary that was converted to residential use in addition…

  • 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…

  • Class Q Permitted Development

    An Introduction to Class Q Permitted Development

    Development of a home in the countryside is for many a mere dream. For some it is a challenge; Class Q permitted development can make it a challenge which can be overcome, and those dreams realised. Class Q appeared in 2013 which, subject to compliance with various regulations allows some agricultural buildings to be used…

  • 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…

  • 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…