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#1 ChrisA



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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:26 PM

Hi Everyone,

Architect in the House has just opened for registration. This is an innovative scheme run by Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

They match homeowners with a local RIBA/RIAS/RSUA chartered architect who has donated an hour (usually its more) of their time for a design consultation. In exchange, the homeowner can make a suggested donation of £40 to Shelter.

Our practice took part last year and with your help we raised £400 for Shelter. This year we are joining the scheme again, and would like to invite any homeowners who are interested in getting some very cost effect design advise to register for the scheme.

Kind Regards
Chris Axon

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:54 AM

Registration closes on 11th July.

Homeowners can receive an hour consultation with an RIBA chartered architect (such as CRAFT) for a suggested donation of £40 to Shelter. Whether it’s inspiration for a study, an extra bedroom, or just better living space you need, a chartered RIBA architect can offer creativity and professional advice that will help bring your ideas to life.

I urge anyone who is thinking of undertaking work on their home to use an architect who has signed up for Architect in the House. We can help people unleash the potential of their homes while helping those with more significant housing problems.

Shelter estimates that more than 650,000 households in Britain are overcrowded, affecting over 1 million children in England alone. The donation will go towards Shelter’s work to help all those living in conditions that have a devastating effect on family life and children’s safety, health and education.

Homeowners can register for their consultation by visiting www.architectinthehouse.org.uk The project launches officially on 16 April 2012, and matching will take place from May, with homeowners being matched to the local RIBA chartered practices and architects best suited to meet their needs.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:11 AM

We did this last round and I highly recommend it. Chris knows his stuff and gave us a clear path to making our flat just that step more open and a richer, sunnier space to live in. We haven't started the project yet, but we now know exactly how to go about it. Clarity, focus, optimism....and all for a good cause (both your own, and for Shelter)!

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