Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Kitchen/Dining Extension, Peebles, Scottish Borders



This cb3 design extension was made for a day like this! 


kitchen extension with sliding folding glass wall, Cardrona, Peebles,cb3 design, Architects, Scottish Borders, Chris Humphreys Photography


Recently completed and photographed beautifully by Chris Humphreys, is this stunning kitchen/dining extension just outside Peebles in Cardrona. Its always a real buzz for us to see our designs come to life, especially when the results are as striking as this. We knew the work was in good hands with Andrew and his team at Beech Joinery and we are as delighted as our clients are with the finished product. 

kitchen extension with sliding folding glass wall, Roof lantern, skylight, Cardrona, Peebles,cb3 design, Architects, Scottish Borders, Chris Humphreys Photography



Craft Gin Distillery

The Peebles office is delighted to be involved in this particular Start-up venture. 

This craft gin distillery is located  in Perthshire is now on site and maturing nicely!



Perthshire steading building for conversion to craft gin distillery by cb3 design, Peebles, Scottish Borders, Architects

The conversion of this beautiful steading building will house the distillery, associated office space and the all-important visitor spaces, including a tasting bar. 


coloured architectural floor plan, proposed layout for steading conversion to craft gin distillery by cb3 design, Peebles, Scottish Borders, Architects


Progress on site:

on site photos of steading conversion in progress



Finished Pieces


The last couple of weeks have seen the fruition of many hours of work with a number of our Scottish projects coming to completion.  We are delighted with the results but more importantly, our clients are too!

Attic Conversion:

Double height entrance hall with stair leading to attic room with a view. kitchen alterations, cb3 design, Scottish Borders, Architects
Double height entrance hall


In Bemersyde, the stunning views across the Borders countryside inspired our clients to take action. cb3 design were commissioned to convert the attic into a 'Room with a View' in the form of flexible living space. The opportunity was also taken to address the lack of an appropriate entrance to the home - a double height entrance hall has been formed which better suits the scale of the property.




central stair, attic conversion, double height entrance. kitchen alterations, cb3 design, Scottish Borders, Architects
Central Stair
The living space is accessed via an open stair rising from the newly formed double height entrance hall.




The layout allows a visual connection through the spaces, and the volume gives a real sense of presence and light on arrival.

Both the clients and ourselves are delighted with the finished product with thanks going to the contractor Curtis Welsh who did such a great job.







Internal Alterations & External Works:

remodeled kitchen with views through new window to courtyard. cb3 design. Peebles. Scottish Borders. Architects
New Kitchen with views to Dining room and Courtyard


A little closer to home, here in Peebles, is this beautiful kitchen alteration.

While the floor area has not been increased, the introduction of windows and a large roof light has completely transformed the feel of what was once a poorly lit and impractical space. 

The client's stunning choice of kitchen only enhances the feeling of space and light.





Externally, the garden level immediately outside the kitchen has been significantly reduced in level to open out into a new courtyard accessed from both the kitchen and the dining room, all framed by a new rendered boundary wall with feature recessing. 


New courtyard, kitchen alterations, cb3 design, Scottish Borders, Architects
New Courtyard - Before & After


All that remains is to complete the decoration and some external works and hope for a great summer!

As always, a successful project outcome relies on the effective collaboration of the key players - the client, the architects and of course the contractor, so thanks to Keith and his team at Renwick & Weir.