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  • Richard Ellis

    Richard Ellis has fresh designs for North Devon

    Peregrine Mears Architects have expanded their senior team with the arrival of Richard Ellis from leading company Stride Treglown. “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to North Devon, bringing a few approach and ideas to our practice, which is inspiring for us all.” commented Director, Perry Mears. “This is an exciting development for Peregrine Mears architects.…

  • Help To Buy

    Help to Build – financial help to self-build!

    The government has just launched a new Help to Build scheme, to help people wishing to self-build their home in England; applications can now be made. For many the dream to build a home of their own remains just that, a dream. Funding a self-build requires a significant capital, which can be a challenge, especially…

  • North Devon

    One leads to two in North Devon

    Peregrine Mears Architects design for two identical detached homes in Ilfracombe by granted planning permission by North Devon Council. Development for two homes in North Devon OK, yes we had to visit the coast to do our site survey but that’s one of the (many) benefits of working in fabulous North Devon. A lovely coastal…

  • Class Q

    What Can We Do With This?

    Class Q. Some building development opportunities are easier to spot than others. Perhaps the conversion of this barn was not an obvious prospect, but Peregrine Mears Architects has just successfully obtained permission for the change of use to a dwelling. “When asked “What can we do with this? This really caught my imagination” explained architect…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Commercial to residential

    Commercial property to residential use

    Whatever the ‘new norm’ brings, it is clear that our town centres are changing. Nowhere is immune to the influence and impact of the trend for out-of-town retail and leisure developments, the growth of online shopping and the ubiquitous digital environment; Covid19 is leaving its scars too. So the key is often changing commercial property…

  • Self-build architect Barnstaple

    Planning your self-build project

    A self-build architect in Barnstaple is invaluable when starting to plan your self-build project is exciting and perhaps daunting. Here are a few pointers but appointing an architect to your team will ensure you have the right advice through the design, planning and build stages of your development. A few initial considerations. 1 Clarify your thoughts. Your…

  • EVC

    The New Norm. EVC and solar PV, at home!

    As part of their push for the UK to reach carbon net zero, the Government has recently announced that legislation will be introduced in 2022 requiring all new homes to have electric vehicle charging points; new commercial and public buildings too. This initiative should see approaching 150,000 extra electric vehicle charging (EVC) points added, each…