Ask an Architect

Frustrated with the existing layout of your home?

Need an extra bedroom but can’t afford to move?

Have some self-build ideas but need some advice on putting them into practice?

If you have any of these issues, then you will be interested in the monthly ‘Ask an Architect’ event at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is offering attendees a free personal consultation with an architect to discuss ideas for designing and building your own home or renovating or reconfiguring your existing home in a strictly no obligation 25 minute meeting.

Undertaking a building project, whatever the scale, can be a daunting experience. By using an architect from RIBA Chartered Practice you know you are employing someone who has undertaken seven years of training and works to the highest standards in design, health and safety and quality assurance — no other building professional is trained in design and construction to such a level of expertise.

Click the dates below to see the allocated Architects
   
     


                                       

Discussion Topics:

• Designing and building your own self build home
• Reconfiguring your existing home to maximise space
• Creating extra storage
• Introducing energy-saving solutions to save money
• Adding value to your home

A short video at 11am will explain what an architect actually does and the added value an architect can bring to your project, both in terms of quality of design and longer term value.

For example, a chartered architect can:
• Help you achieve your aspirations and vision
• Add value to your project through good design and sound construction
• Bring creativity to your project whilst keeping it on track
• Guide you through the design and construction process
• Give you peace of mind

All appointments will be held with an architect from RIBA Chartered Practice who adheres to the RIBA Professional Code of Conduct.

By booking an RIBA Ask an Architect appointment you confirm that you are not currently employing or have sought advice from an RIBA Chartered Architect or RIBA Chartered Practice on the project you are intending to discuss.

The advice given at the session is in no way to be used as a second opinion on, or in dispute of, work or plans currently being undertaken by another construction professional. Where work or plans have previously been undertaken or completed by another construction professional, you must be paid up to date and not in dispute.

If this turns out not to be the case on arrival at your appointment, the attending architect will not be able to discuss your project with you. This is in accordance with the RIBA and ARB Codes of Professional Conduct.



Sessions are by appointment only, please call to pre-book.

To book your Architect appointment
please call 0345 223 4455

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