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Studios in Devon and Bath
At Ercle we align the vision of each client with our unerring passion for pioneering contemporary architecture. Combining the worlds of architecture, technology and interior design to create buildings with character both inside and out, our talented team of architects deliver inspirational properties throughout the South West and beyond. Our dedication to creating responsible buildings which beautifully enhance their surroundings is matched only by our reputation for excellence. Client-led, trailblazing designs with a focus on detail, the Ercle hallmark of quality is clearly defined.

Our team of talented contemporary architects use the latest innovations in design to curate harmonised contemporary living spaces with sustainability at their core. Our forward-thinking, holistic approach to building design means that we first consider orientation, mass and form to gain sustainable benefits from the outset.

We adopt a Passivhaus approach, championing high-quality, intelligently-designed construction which is certified through a internationally recognised, rigorous quality assurance process. We create comfortable and energy efficient properties with a strong connection to their surroundings for clients who care for the environment and sustainability.

We work closely with trusted contractors who share our values, and who are well-versed in the challenges of planning and conservation. Our deep understanding of the planning process means we are able to provide relevant precedents that support applications. This detailed work undertaken at the start of the process is crucial and makes all the difference to the success of the application. We remain dedicated to the project from conception to completion, which is crucial to drive your project forwards successfully.


We create thought provoking and contemporary architecture which is focused on sustainability.

We relish the small details and it really shows. Our commitment to quality and passion for contemporary design work is evident in each and every project we undertake.

  • The Old Dispensary

  • The Ferns

  • Shortlands

  • The Cote

    Energy Efficient contemporary bungalow in Noss Mayo

  • Homer Park

    Two exceptional accommodations over three floors in the Pilmere Green Finger


We deliver a broad range of projects for both residential and commercial properties. As a dynamic, forward-thinking architecture practice, we embrace technology and are constantly striving to be at the forefront of new technological developments which are not only intelligently-designed, but also sympathetic to their surroundings with a light environmental footprint. The success of our work is based on providing the highest attention to detail through a tailored service whilst adhering to the brief and budget set.

  • Architecture

    We create buildings which are a joy to experience and which have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our designs are thoughtful and innovative, and we especially love challenging projects which fire our creativity.

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  • Sustainability

    We deliver innovative buildings that put the environment at the centre of design, incorporating intelligent energy saving solutions to meet the demands of each project and take pride in our sustainable methods of working.

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  • Passivhaus

    It is a tried and tested solution which delivers a considered approach to architecture design and optimises buildings for maximum occupant health and wellbeing. We adopt a Passivhaus approach when we design our buildings, bringing low energy bills, constant fresh air, superior internal comfort and peaceful and quiet interiors to every property.

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  • BIM

    Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to generate a 3D model of your property, means we can assess how it will look and function from the outset. This technology enables us to carefully analyse structure and form, ensuring potential mistakes are remedied before arriving on site. We can even link the model to a virtual reality headset to allow you to walk around your building virtually prior to build.

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  • Planning

    We can help steer the whole planning permission procedure (including retrospective applications and appeals), as well as advising on building control and whatever else it takes to get your project out of the ground. As well as designing your property, we can help to guide you through any applications, approvals and negotiations with statutory bodies which might be required as the design develops.

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  • Interior Design

    We believe that a property’s interior design goes hand-in-hand with the architecture itself and the two elements hold equal importance. Space planning, furniture and joinery designs, lighting design and interior finishings are all crucial aspects when creating buildings with character both inside and out. We offer a complete interior design service to ensure that the vision is able to continue through into the living spaces of your abode.

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  • Heritage

    We work sympathetically with the building to bring about a space which looks forwards whilst not forgetting its past. We love the challenge of incorporating modern insertions into a historical setting to show the clear definition between old and new.

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  • Visualisation

    A integral part of architecture is understanding the spaces we inhabit and by using computer generated models alongside virtual reality we can envision these spaces before they are even built. We can then in real time, alter the built form, testing choices and accurately seeing the results of these design changes

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We use modern design ethics to create harmonised living spaces with sustainability at their core. We bring intelligent design to every aspect of architecture and are obsessed with detail. We are an experienced team of contemporary architects who revel in pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and asking “what if?” to bring about a design which is memorable and timeless.

We push the boundaries

Disrupting the Norm

Ercle is built around the ethos of redefining the home and its living space. We are a contemporary, dynamic and ambitious architecture practice. With offices in both Devon and Bath our team of talented architects believe that exploring new techniques, materials and technologies today will help us achieve a better-built tomorrow.

We push the limits of what it means to design and build, ensuring that our planet is considered in every design and underpinned by a forward-thinking, responsible ethos. Eco-friendly design lead features means longevity for future generations, and we ensure that our designs will not only stand the test of time, but that they thoughtfully consider the constraints on resources from the start. We use a comprehensive approach to the complex demands of sustainable architecture, bringing about buildings which are not only beautiful, but sustainable and functional at their core.

If you are looking for contemporary architects in Devon or Bath, get in touch to discuss your project today.

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Our Journal

We transform ideas into buildings and take pride in each and every project we successfully execute. Explore our real life case studies of sensitively-designed, contemporary buildings which embrace the natural contours of their surroundings.

    • Converting Offices to Dwellinghouses: A Guide to Utilizing Class O Prior Approval Right for 6-7 Derry’s Cross in Plymouth

      Celebrating Planning Permission Approval for Two New Dwellinghouses in Cornwall

    • Trading Permitted Development Rights: Knocking Down and Rebuilding in Belle Vista, Bristol, Wraxhall

      Converting a Bungalow to a Two-Storey House with Rear Extension in Failand, Bristol – Understanding Prior Approval and Permitted Development Rights

    • Approved Class Q in Torridge

      Approval of 5 Class Q dwellings