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  • 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…

  • Apprenticeship

    An Apprenticeship Opportunity in Architecture

    We’re often asked how to start a career in the world of architecture. The modern apprenticeship programme provides a great opportunity to be part of the new generation, by joining Peregrine Mears Architects in Barnstaple. An Architect or Architectural Technologist is a well-respected, creative profession offering numerous career options and specialisms, in many sectors. As…

  • 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…

  • Another Class Q Barn Conversion Approved

    Barn Conversion Class Q Devon Rural architecture planning As active Devon Architects specialising in rural design, we’re delighted to share news of another successful Class Q application. The barn in question is a long, relatively narrow building, running on an east to west axis. That and the domestic scale of the building really lent it…

  • Barn Conversion

    Planning Approved for a new rural home

    One early success in 2022 is obtaining planning consent for the conversion of a redundant 19th century stone agricultural barn at East Marsh Farm North Molton to a residential dwelling. With 22 acres, set in the lovely Mole Valley, East Marsh Farm has an existing former granary that was converted to residential use in addition…

  • West Buckland School

    West Buckland School re-roofing approved

    As architects, property is our passion and the opportunity to work on fine, historical buildings is always interesting and a privilege. One current project is West Buckland School near Barnstaple, North Devon, which features on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE), with its Grade II Listed Buildings. Peregrine Mears Architects was invited to assist…

  • 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…

  • Budgeting

    Budgeting is the key to success

    An architect will managing your budgeting Enthusiasm and excitement will be strong, driving your project to build a new individual dream home. However, it is essential that this does not distract your focus and respect for your finances. A budgeting must be based on realistic costs, not guesses or comments from well-meaning friends. Construction costs…

  • 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…