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  • Listed building

    Extension blends with Listed Building

    “A fundamental principle of our approach is that we approach every project with the same enthusiasm and passion, big or small. Each project brings its own challenges and own rewards.” explained Associate Director, architect Paul Cooper. Here is a lovely project with a small extension, enabling this lovely older to be Listed Building to be…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…