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Grade ii Listed House, Camberwell Grove, Southwark

Our clients relocated to this spectacular Georgian property on Camberwell Grove split over 5 floors. First floor enjoys a Piano Nobile with dual aspect. A 2 storey rear projection had been added historically in two phases. Sadly the property has been poorly maintained with aritifial slates added at some point and then felted over, adding weight and causing the historic rotten timber rafters to fail. Peeling back the roof layers the timbers were beyond salvage given water ingress over the years. The outrigger roof, despite being constructed within the last 30 years or so, had no insulation whatsoever and some voids had become roosting space for bats. Working with a bat specialist works were planned to coordinate when the bats were not roosting. Bat boxes were provided in close proximity to the roosting positions and only thereafter could re-roofing works commence.

The brief was at add an infill extension at the rear of the house, morphing with the outrigger and the ground floor dining/kitchen space, to provide an impressive double height social gather space. Site levels meant the lower ground and ground floors were mid-level between the rear garden, generating some exciting spatial volumetric design opportunities. We also re-roofed the property adding back real slates and repairing and replacing structural members that were end of life.

The project is presently on site and progressing well. Listed Buildings require time and dedication as the layers are peeled back and solutions checked to then move forward. At all times we remain in strong dialogue with the local Planning Authority and Conservation team to ensure that a record of any historic discoveries are fully recorded and addressed before progressing.

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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