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  • Happy clients give architects a nice surprise!

    We all like to feel appreciated for what we do in our working lives and a recent nice surprise from happy clients certainly was appreciated by the Peregrine Mears Architects team. Aside from the satisfaction of a job well done, it’s always nice to get a genuine thank you from a satisfied client. So we…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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!