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Marketfield

This is a wonderful example of how a dated building can be brought back to life! Sitting on a generous plot on the edge of Dartmoor, this home offered all the space a family needs but it just looked a bit tired and the layout felt clumsy. The new owners and BARC Architects .... Read More

Garden Extension

Bright and airy extension to accommodate the kitchen, dining area and play room. We completed this project in 2017 for a young family. The wall between the existing kitchen and dining room was knocked down, creating a generously sized open plan living space and level access .... Read More

Mid-Century Style Extension

This unusual timber clad extension is a stylish addition to a good-sized family home in Exeter. Beautiful details such as a zinc roof, crittall style doors, herringbone parquet flooring, a log burner and dark timber cladding really make this project stand out form the crowd. .... Read More

The Shop and Apartments

This project involved refurbishing a new retail space on the ground floor and two mezzanine apartments above right in the heart of Chagford, an ancient town in the middle of Dartmoor. It was designed by Heighway Field Architects, whom we have worked with on the Barn .... Read More

Contemporary New Build on River Exe

Completed at the end of 2018, this spectacular 4-bed family home is our biggest project to date – both in size but also in spec. The clients purchased a dated bungalow on a level plot in a much sought after location just outside of Exeter. The existing building was .... Read More

Barn Conversion

Set in the heart of picturesque Chagford, tucked away behind a maze of courtyards sits this beautiful barn conversion. The client, who we have worked with on the previous project Passivhaus Retrofit, wanted to restore this derelict, traditional barn into a contemporary, low .... Read More

Barn Conversion

Passivhaus New Build

Location, location, location. This new build Passivhaus is situated in the heart of St Leonard’s, probably the most exclusive part of central Exeter. Surrounded by large period houses, tucked away from the bustling road, this beautiful bungalow is the retirement home .... Read More

Extension Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton is a popular coastal town in East Devon with a beautiful pebble beach. Residents enjoy the quiet life by the sea within easy reach of the city of Exeter. The Project The client appointed Building Devon to build a two-storey rear extension on her .... Read More

Teign Estuary New Build

The house is situated in an elevated position on the outskirts of a small village in South Devon. It has glorious views across the Teign estuary and over the rolling hills beyond. The Project Demolition of an existing bungalow and rebuilding a modern, two-storey .... Read More

Thornton Hill, Exeter

Thornton Hill is a very sought after residential road in the heart of Exeter, close to the university and the city centre. It boasts beautiful Victorian terraces, which are spacious and grand. The Project The clients wanted to increase the floor space of their period .... Read More

Edwardian House Refurbishment

In 2014 we won the tender to refurbish an Edwardian terraced house in the centre of Exeter. The house is situated in a tucked away location overlooking the university park and a stone’s throw from the city centre. An ideal place for the clients to raise their .... Read More

Headlands Cottage

Headlands Cottage is situated on a tucked away headland on the south Devon coast. An 1820’s former coach house to the large manor house next door, it had been laid out as a two bedroom bungalow with a dilapidated garage below. The aim was to transform the building .... Read More

Bampton Passivhaus

In 2015 we started work on an exciting new build Passivhaus certified building in a valley setting near the historic town of Bampton on the fringes of Exmoor in Mid Devon. The project was designed by Gale & Snowden Architects, with whom we also worked on the .... Read More

Bampton Passivhaus

Brown & Green Roofs

This way of covering your roof is a great way to off set the impact of your extension on the environment around you. The eco roofs offer a habitat to numerous fauna and flora, look great and are a perfect way to replace the footprint of your building with a green area. .... Read More

Brown & Green Roofs

St. James Contemporary Extension

St.James Terrace is a fine example of Exeter’s Victorian terrace housing. Being only a short stroll to either the centre of the county’s capital or Exeter University and tucked away from the main road, you can see the reasons for making this a permanent home. The Project We .... Read More

St. James, contemporary extension

Lympstone Roof Extension

Ivy-Lea is nestled in the farming fields on the outskirts of the tranquil village of Lympstone, with panoramic views to the ancient Woodbury common SSSI, and over the RSPB protected nature reserves of Exe estuary to the forests of Mamhead and Haldon. The client wanted to .... Read More

Lympstone Roof Extension

Eco-bungalow Axminster

The Beeches was a new build project on the outskirts of the market town of Axminster. The style and layout are of a modern approach, but it is when you look at the technical specification that you realise this is unlike other bungalows or new builds. The Beeches boasts .... Read More

Eco-bungalow Axminster

Teignmouth Cedar Extension

This family home is situated in the seaside town of Teignmouth. The previous owner had a very dated UPV conservatory added to the rear elevation which not only blocked the sea views but also got too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. It also made the .... Read More

Teignmouth cedar extension

City Centre Eco Extension

Nestled in the heart of the city of Exeter is a ‘chocolate box’ cottage. With its views over the trees of Longbrook valley, there is the feel of seclusion, yet it is only minutes away from Exeter’s Restaurants and Bistros. Because of bomb damage, the original side .... Read More

Eco Extension

Escot Extension

The client’s home sits in the extensive parkland of a Georgian country estate in Devon. Surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty and tranquility, it was a pleasure to spend a few months working on this project. The Project This project involved removing a sloping .... Read More

Escot Extension