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BARCing Mad – 5k Monster Race at Exeter!

March 14th, 2018

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Our ‘BARCing Mad’ team at Barc Architects are taking part in the 5k Monster Race at Escot on Saturday! We are raising money to support Children’s Hospice South West. Please visit our JustGiving page to donate if you would like to show your support! Thank you!

Please visit our JustGiving fundraising page here.

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We’re Hiring!

March 7th, 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Architectural Technologist/Technician to join our team at Barc Architects based in Exeter, Devon. We are an innovative, creative and quickly growing practice with exciting projects across the south west. Our studio is a relaxed and friendly place to work and the successful candidate will enjoy being involved with a wide variety of complex and varied design challenges.

We are looking for a talented individual to join our team and support the delivery of projects from concept through to completion, with particular emphasis on the technical design stage. We are looking for someone with strong technical design skills and construction knowledge, typical day-to-day activities will include:

• Preparation of Building Regulations applications;
• Technical review of concept designs;
• Construction detailing;
• Technical design, drawings and review;
• Preparing & negotiating tenders;
• Preparation of project specifications;
• Contract administration and site meetings.

Our projects vary from residential extensions and conversions, to contemporary new build dwellings and commercial developments. This position will provide the successful candidate with a wide variety of experience and the opportunity to be involved with a project from beginning to end.

The ideal candidate will:

• Be positive, innovative and self-motivated;
• Have a minimum of 5-years of relevant experience in the UK;
• Have good CAD skills, with experience of using Vectorworks and Revit (BIM & 3D Vectorworks being an advantage);
• Be able to manage their own time efficiently and effectively;
• Have good communication skills;
• Have a fresh and innovative approach to design.

To register your interest, please email your CV and cover letter together with a portfolio of recent examples of your work to

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Barc Architects Awarded Best of Houzz 2018

January 25th, 2018

Barc Architects has won ‘Best Of Design’, for the third time, from Houzz – the leading platform for home renovation and design. We were chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals.

Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on our profile, as a sign of our commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals on Houzz.

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2018 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Barc Architects Ltd.” said Marcus Hartwall, Managing Director of Houzz UK and Ireland. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

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White Oaks features in Devon Home Magazine

January 18th, 2018

Our stunning White Oaks project has been featured in an article titled ‘Dream Devon Home’ in the January 2018 issue of Devon Home magazine. This award winning, contemporary home in Plymouth also features on the cover of the magazine this month, showcasing the ‘sleek solution’ of this family home. The article describes the simple and bold, contemporary design which maximises the views and connection with their spacious garden, and fills their home with natural light.

Read more about our White Oaks project here. Or read the full article and view the full magazine here.

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Boucher Road Features on Homify

January 2nd, 2018

Our Boucher Road project has been featured on Homify, Turkey, in an article titled ’17 dazzling houses to live in for four seasons’. The article explores a variety of projects which have different styles and features and describes our Boucher Road project as a ‘combination of modern style pliancy and traditional nobility’ which ‘combine to create a harmonious contrast between the red brick back façade and the modern concrete front fascia’.

Read more about our Boucher Road project here, or read the full article on Homify (in Turkish) here.


















Headlands Cottage features on Homify

December 18th, 2017

Our beautiful Headlands Cottage project has been featured on Homify, Turkey, in an article titled ’23 bright kitchens to inspire you’. The article provides useful ideas for creating a bright and open kitchen space for your home and suggests that the open plan design of Headlands Cottage, combined with the light colour scheme, creates a bright and open space for the family to enjoy.

Read more about our Headlands Cottage project here, or read the full article (in Turkish) on Homify here.

















Headlands Cottage Features on Houzz

November 29th, 2017

Our ever-popular Headlands Cottage project has been recently featured on in an article titled ‘10 Ways to Give Your Cloakroom Character‘. The article describes the design of this WC as ‘an oasis of calm thanks to a single panel of woodland wallpaper and an ingenious lighting scheme.’ The article goes on to say ‘the room is creative and intriguing.’

Gather ideas and explore some of the other suggestions for creating character in your own cloakroom by reading the full article here. Or read more about our featured Headlands Cottage project here.


















‘BARCing Mad’ Team Enter the Monster Race!

November 15th, 2017

So, it’s official, the ‘BARCing Mad’ team here at Barc Architects have signed up to take part in the Monster Race mud run at Escot on 17th March 2018!

We are raising money for Children’s Hospice South West, so please visit our JustGiving page to donate what you can.

Thank you for your support… Eek, now it’s time to get training!!











Headlands Cottage featured on Houzz

October 23rd, 2017

Our Headlands Cottage project has been featured in an article on Houzz (Italy), titled ’20 Floors That Work Well In A Small Bathroom’. Our well admired toilet design has been featured in many articles, this one specifically describes how the cedar floor covering, combined with the woodland wallpaper and LED lighting, gives the room a natural feel, becoming a shelter among the trees.

Read the full article on Houzz (Italy) here. Or read more about our Headlands Cottage project here.

















White Oaks Features on Homify, Netherlands

August 17th, 2017

Our award-winning White Oaks project has been featured on Homify, this time in the Netherlands. The article is titled “Build your own luxury dream villa with a low budget” and describes White Oaks as “a cube house”. To roughly translate, with regards to White Oaks the article says “And here we see another example of a house with a minimalist and very simple design. The costs remain low whilst living in a detached caravan, which suits the budget of a family home.”

Read the full article on Homify (in Dutch) here. Or read more about our award winning White Oaks project here.



















Self Build & Design Show – FREE TICKETS

August 9th, 2017

We are very excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Self Build & Design Show at Westpoint, Exeter, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017! Find out all the information you need about the show here.

Order your free tickets for the show here using the code: SB7SWBAR

We look forward to seeing you there!











Adam Scott – Certified Passivhaus Designer

August 2nd, 2017

Congratulations to Adam Scott for undertaking, and passing, the Passivhaus Designer training course & exam!

Adam continually works to build upon his extensive technical and construction knowledge and, as of 1st August 2017, has obtained the designation of Certified Passivhaus Designer; he brings his Certified Passivhaus Designer knowledge to a variety of projects at Barc and actively contributes to improving the quality of our buildings. Well done Adam!

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Interior Design Project at Exeter Golf & Country Club

July 19th, 2017

We have recently had the pleasure of working on an interior design and refurbishment project with Exeter Golf and Country Club which will be starting on site very soon. The Mews Room, one of Wear Park’s original buildings dating back hundreds of years, contains a sun-trap terrace, its own bar and many original features dating back to when it was part of the manor house stable block.

The proposed refurbishment incorporates a fresh contemporary design, modern furniture and high spec lighting & AV equipment – all of which compliment the barn’s original features.

Read more about the refurbishment of the function room on the Exeter Golf & Country Club website here.

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White Oaks Features on Contemporist

July 18th, 2017

Our award-winning White Oaks project has just been featured on Contemporist, a website that celebrates contemporary culture. The article describes the carefully considered design of the project and talks through the elements which combine to create this stunning family home. Read the full article on Contemporist here. Or read more about our White Oaks project here.




















Sheppy’s Cider Opens it Doors

July 14th, 2017

Our Sheppy’s Cider project has recently been completed and officially opened its doors to the public in April 2017, marking their bicentenary. The new restaurant, shop, café and bar have been a huge success and Caroline and Emmet recently gave a talk and tour of the building, alongside the client, for the RIBA in Somerset.

This exciting project involved a complete revamp of what was on offer to the public at the 200 year old farm, where the famous cider is still being produced today. Read more about the project here. Or read more about Sheppy’s Cider by visiting their website here.

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White Oaks Features on Houzz

July 12th, 2017

Our White Oaks project has been featured on in an article titled “What if your home could make sure you stayed healthy?” The article describes the way in which our homes are becoming more technologically advanced and interconnected that they could one day monitor the health and well-being of its occupants. Read more about our White Oaks project here. Or read the full article on Houzz here.