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  • RICS Award for Community Centre

    RICS Award for Community Centre

    RICS Award for Bovey Tracey Community Centre. We are thrilled to announce that The Riverside Community Centre in Bovey Tracey has been crowned Winner of best Public Sector Project in the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards 2022), South West Region.  Situated at the western gateway of the town, the new community centre was…

  • Agricultural Tied Dwellings Don’t Need to be Boring!

    A new rural home. How exciting! The countryside of the West Country and far beyond has many examples of agricultural tied dwellings. In the past these have typically been very ordinary looking bungalows – ironically not a traditional rural building form at all. As always, we seek to challenge that pre-conception and wonder what could…

  • SelfBuild & Design Show 2022 – Free Tickets!

    As one of the region’s leading firms of Architects, we are looking forward to this year’s SelfBuild & Design Show, taking place at Westpoint Exeter this coming weekend. This specialist exhibition is perfect for anyone interested in embarking on a self-build project, from a major refurbishment or period property renovation right up to large-scale ‘grand…

  • Passivhaus standards

    Passivhaus standards for farmhouse replacement

    Having previously reported that we had been successful in obtaining planning permission for the replacement of a dilapidated farmhouse with a fine new home to Passivhaus standards, we are delighted to provide an update; work has started! You can see why the spot was chosen; there will be fabulous countryside views from this fine new…

  • 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.…

  • Contemporary homes in Combe Martin

    Spurway Gardens in Combe Martin is the latest select development by respected west country developers Poltair Homes. A select scheme of just five luxury detached homes in Combe Martin, the development is close to the dramatic coast and glorious Exmoor National Park too. Approaching every project with fresh energy and enthusiasm, we look to add…

  • Barnstaple Gig Club Window

    New Home For Barnstaple Gig Club

    Barnstaple Gig Club As Barnstaple architects, we are at the heart of the town’s vibrant community and are delighted to be working with the Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club with their spirited building project to create the Barnstaple Water Sports Centre. The facility will give the club real security and a fabulous permanent home, to be…

  • 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…

  • 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…