Local architect Edward Tucker is taking part in the Royal Institute of British Architects annual "Architect in the House" scheme, where home owners can gain an hour's consultation with a chartered architect for a minimum donation of £40 to housing charity Shelter, which provides help to those in poor quality housing across the UK.
Now in its 12th year, the Architect in the House event has raised over £700,000 for the charity, which helps families who are homeless or trapped in poor housing to find a permanent home of their own.
Architects are matched with members of the public who sign up to the scheme, and receive an hour-long consultation offering professional advice on anything from plans for a new build home, to extensions and eco-design. Edward Tucker, an RIBA chartered architect based in Swindon who specialises in residential architecture from extensions and conversions to new houses, said, "with the downturn in the housing market it is now more sensible to improve rather than move, and a well designed house extension will add considerable value to a property, aswell as improving the quality of life for the occupants"
“As a specialist in eco-design I can also give advice to improve your home’s energy efficiency to save money on fuel bills, so the Architect in The House scheme is a great opportunity to get professional advice and benefit a worthy cause at the same time"
If you are interested in seeing how an architect can help revamp your home, visit www.architectinthehouse.org.uk or contact Edward Tucker directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org – tell: 01793 610593.
Consultations will take place until November.