Shelter UK is over the moon that the show, Architect in the House, is back, this year on TV channel ‘Home’. The show, run by Shelter and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), brings together homeowners and locals architect for a design consultation on their property in exchange for a suggested donation of only £40. This in turn gives homeowners the chance to not only improve their property but also support the Shelter charity at the same time.
TV presenter and founder of property website ‘Tepilo’, Sarah Beeny, said –
I know how daunting it can be to embark on a home improvement project, but whatever the size and scope of your plans, consulting an architect can really add value. Whether you’re renovating a new property or want to create extra space for a growing family, architects can advise on anything from latest design trends and fixtures and fittings to finding builders to carry out the work.
This year’s coincides with the latest Shelter research that shows that one in eight homeowners are making changes to their property because they can’t afford to move. 60 per cent said that creating more space to improve their living environment was the main motivation for the changes.
Shelter’s chief executive, Campbell Robb, said –
Having a home that is safe and secure is something many of us take for granted, so it’s shocking to think that thousands of families across the country are trapped in housing that is damp, overcrowded or in disrepair. Architect in the House has been crucial in supporting Shelter’s work to ensure that no child’s future is blighted by bad housing. I hope homeowners across the country will continue to support this fantastic scheme.
If you would like to register for Architect in the House, simply click on the link below to add your name to the growing list of people who are looking for a bit of improvement inspiration.