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Bean Designed is a Residential Design and Planning Practice that offers sensitive bespoke solutions to Homeowners and Developers alike.

Our Architectural Services cover the full suite from concept design work and feasibility studies through the Planning process to the preparation of Building Regulation and Construction drawings.

A combined 30 years’ experience covers the full spectrum of residential development; from large development sites through to the creation of new individual living spaces for your home.
Husband and wife team, Andrew and Claire both worked for the family multidisciplinary design practice of John R Paley Associates ( ) in West Yorkshire, before relocating to West Hill, near Ottery St Mary. Strong family links are maintained with a cooperative and collaborative working relationship on many projects, along with a sharing of knowledge, experience and resources.
The team has delivered numerous successful projects for a wide range of clients; from volume builders and developers, landowners and Charitable Trusts, through to individual home owners.

Claire Paley has over 15 years’ experience in the design and technical detailing of residential projects, ranging from large sites, including the design of house type ranges, through to bespoke home designs, extensions and remodelling. Claire’s sound knowledge of construction methods combined with an intuitive understanding of house design has generated a suite of imaginative and cost effective design solutions.

Andrew Paley is a Chartered Town Planner and Urban Designer, with over 15 years’ experience in the design and planning of residential and mixed use projects. An in-depth practical knowledge of the planning process combined with a passion for creating quality places and living spaces has already left a significant legacy of successful developments.