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Ground Floor Kitchen Extension Balham

ADB were appointed for full RIBA workstages to design and deliver a ground floor solution at this unique property on Balham Grove. The property enjoys a flying freehold over the rear garden access as well as an original basement below only the outrigger footprint. The house had previously been extended across the rear but not into the side return as this retained the original external stair down into the basement. ADB provided layout studies to extend into the side return by relocating the basement stair internally. The previous extension was poorly insulated so the roof was rebuilt with a zinc and glass design. The rear elevation was clad in shou-sugi-ban charred cladding and designed as a rear projection to help shade the rear glazing.

Internally light was maximised within the extension by adding carefully positioned glazing that helped express the historic relationship with the outrigger and site. A design was implemented that sought to make the outrigger float above the extension when looking up through a rooflight internally. The basement was lowered and fully tanked creating a new utility room.

  • Conservation Area,
  • Ground Floor Extension,
  • Loft Conversion,
  • Refurbishment

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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