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  • Concept design

    Demolish and replace

    “Our clients’ words `demolish and replace`! Look at the site, not the existing property’ with an inspiring project brief are precisely why I chose to be an architect” says Max Pountney, Design Manager with Peregrine Mears Architects, as he passionately talks through one of his latest commissions, in fabulous Cornwall. Our clients presented us with…

  • North Devon architect

    “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”

    OK, we’ve borrowed those words from Benjamin Franklin, we don’t profess to be wordsmiths, able to craft relevant memorable quotes. But, as a North Devon architect we do recognise how important his words are. Too often we have been asked half-way through a project to help. This is never the best or most cost-effective way…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…