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  • 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…

  • Garden building plot

    Is there treasure in your garden?

    Do you have a building plot? Finding the right individual building plot is rarely easy and never without challenges. However, sometimes an opportunity is right in front of you, in plain sight. Perhaps your present home is on a generous plot; is there potential to create your own building plot for your new home? “There’s…

  • RIBA House of The Year 2021

    RIBA 2021 House of the Year winner was rejected by planners.

    The RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) have announced the winner of the RIBA House of the Year 2021. House on the Hill near Lydney Gloucestershire has been crowned the best one-off house designed by an architect in the UK. Partnering Channel 4’s Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud, writer Michelle Ogundehin and architect Damion Burrows explored the…

  • 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…

  • Homebuilding & Renovating

    The Ark featured in ‘Homebuilding & Renovating’

    “We have real passion for our clients’ projects; all of them. We invest ourselves fully and love to see the fruits of everyone’s efforts and the realisation of our clients dream, non-more so than with The Ark Ashford Near Barnstaple North Devon for our clients David & Penny Clapp” said Perry Mears of Peregrine Mears…

  • 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.