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Grade ii Listed Cottage, Pirbright

This beautiful Grade ii Listed property had grown over the centuries to meet the needs of the respective occupants and address differing lifestyles and family needs. Atelierdb were asked provide design options to improve the kitchen and dining areas of the property, as well as reconfigure the bathroom arrangements to better serve the family.

At first floor, the house was arranged with 5 lovely sized bedrooms, but strangely had 3 ensuites with no family bathroom. Atelierdb helped the clients replan the central core of 2 ensuites, and created a family bathroom that could be accessed by 3 of the bedrooms, leaving two bedrooms with ensuites.

At ground floor the kitchen suffered from poor access to the impressive South facing garden, having only access from a side entry door. We redesigned the kitchen and extended it to the side, creating a new access route directly to the garden with an oriel window adding a discreet modern reference in harmony with the Listed Building. The new kitchen enjoys amazing light, and views into the garden. A large structural glass rooflight scoops in beautiful morning sun, whilst being suitably specified to prevent heat gain.

Atelierdb are proud of the final results and our design was recognised by the Guildford Society with a Design Award. This historic building didnt want to allow this change easily, with ground conditions and the winter weather adding to the challenge of the build. We hope that the quality of the design and the build means that this reconfigured and extended area of the house can live well into the coming centuries and embelish the charm and quality of the Listed Building.


Grade ii Listed Building Extension


June 26, 2020


Grade 2 Listed Building Extension, Tender the works, Construction Drawings, On Site coordination


Grade 2 Listed


Kitchen Extension

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    We used Atelierdb to design and project manage our kitchen extension. We found David extremely professional and with great attention to detail. The design process was tailored and iterative to ensure we met our objectives wherever possible, and the project management service was invaluable to keep us on track (and sane!) during the building works. We are now delighted with the new living space that it has achieved for us.

    — Zoe Lelliott


    It has been an absolute pleasure working with Atelierdb from the initial planning and design of the project right through to completion. Not only did they deliver on the brief, they managed to exceed our expectations on what could be done to the space (whilst staying within budget!). The entire process remained stress-free thanks to the ongoing communication between Atelierdb and the building contractor, allowing the project to be completed on time and to a very high standard. Highly recommended.

    — Danny and Lara Moody


    We appointed Atelierdb to re-design our house prior to a full renovation. We were extremely pleased with the service, David and his team provided many layout possibilities, they were flexible and professional throughout and always had solutions. I would highly recommend them.

    — Jennifer Pitt

    Heaver Estate Conservation Area

    We're very happy with the basement living space which was created as part of a larger renovation of the property. atelierdb helped us focus on the relevant issues at the relevant time and were particularly diligent in administering the building contract.

    — Stewart Quinn

    Northcote Road Battersea

    We have recently completed our kitchen extension project and I can only recommend David and his team. The support and patience during the design phase was great and the project management and support during the construction has been really helpful. They turned an idea into an amazing living space.

    — Michela Bariletti


    We have since moved into a larger property and project and we are now working with atelierdb for the second time.

    — Carol O'Gorman