Barc Architects - architectural and interior design. We specialise in the design and delivery of high quality contemporary buildings, extensions and renovations in Devon and the South West.


Working with an Architect is not just about providing you with the necessary information to get your project built; it is about forging a relationship and a deep understanding in order to get the most out of your project and to achieve the maximum added value. Our experience working with a diverse range of clients ensures we ask the right questions to gain an insight into how you live and work. We will guide you through the entire design and construction process from helping you formulate your brief, to helping you select the right builder for your project.

As fully qualified, registered Architects we are bound by the codes of Professional Conduct of both the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board. These are in place to protect your interests and to ensure that we act with professional integrity at all times.


Once you approach us, we listen to you to identify your aspirations for the project. We guide you through the risks involved, help develop a design brief and create a vision for your project. Your time scale and budget will be discussed at an early stage and we can produce a cost plan and project programme that will be referred to throughout the design and construction process.


Our exceptional passion for design, along with our understanding of client needs, enables us to develop a design that will surpass your expectations. Our work will satisfy and inspire you for years to come. It will also ensure the best return on your investment. We work with a variety of tools including models, drawings and 3D images that help us to communicate our ideas to you. We care about design quality and offer a wide range of service – from the bigger picture of how your building will be constructed down to the finest details of the interior design, fitted furniture and finishes.


Specialist knowledge of sustainable technologies and construction methods allows us to carry out a sustainability appraisal and advise on the most environmentally responsible solutions for your project. The Certified Passivhaus Designer designation, obtained by Adam Scott, enables us to bring Passivhaus knowledge and concepts to our projects, helping us to actively improve the quality of our buildings.


The familiarity we have with the local authorities puts us in a strong position to advise you on local planning constraints and to ease you through the planning process. We will liaise with the relevant planning officer from an early stage and once we are confident in achieving an approval we will prepare and submit your planning application. We also have a thorough understanding of the latest Building Regulations and will prepare the necessary drawings and documents for submission to Building Control.


To achieve the highest quality standards of workmanship and finishing, we offer you support throughout the construction phase of your project. Our knowledge and contacts in the community enable us to build relationships with skilled trades people and consultants. This means we are well positioned to help you select the right people to work on your project. In order to ensure the project is successfully completed we monitor the work and progress on site, act as the liaison between you and the contractor and help you to manage your budget. We are always on hand to answer your questions and to offer advice and support on what may well be a once-in-a-lifetime journey for you.

Please do get in touch if you are considering starting a building project, we offer a free initial consultation so there is no risk for you and a huge amount to gain. Call us on 01392 435 051, email us at or pop in to see us at Hems Studio.

Certified Passivhaus Designer - Adam Scott