Architect In The House

Space Group Architects are offering local homeowners a fantastic chance to get some expert home advice, while raising funds to support Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

Since 2008 Space Group Architects have taken part in Architect in the House (AITH), a partnership between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Shelter. The scheme gives people across London the opportunity to book an hour-long consultation with an architect to discuss anything from a loft conversion to a major renovation project. In return, homeowners are asked to donate to Shelter, helping people whose lives are being damaged by bad housing.

Whether you’ve been considering an improvement to your home but haven’t looked into it, or have just never thought of using an architect then this is the scheme for you. Architect in the House offers a first step towards making a positive change to your home, while helping less fortunate families trapped in bad housing to find and keep a home of their own.

‘This is a great opportunity to see what an architect can do for you and your home; creating a totally tailored solution for your living needs, and not just the drawings for your new home or alteration. Whether your home is big or small, we want you to get involved.’

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has predicted that 53,000 homes in the UK will be repossessed in 2010. With nearly two million families awaiting social housing, and a chronic lack of affordable homes to rent, Shelter’s services for people in need will be stretched to the limit in the months ahead.

Architect in the House is in 2013 in its seventeenth year. Architect in the House 2009 was a huge success, raising over £105,000 for Shelter – money that will make a huge difference to the lives of people in housing need. The money goes towards helping the 1 in 7 children in Britain who are living in bad housing, directly improving their education, health and happiness.

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