Improve rather than move with the help of Architect in the House
TV architect George Clarke is offering homeowners a unique opportunity to improve their home by signing up to Architect in the House 2013. The scheme, launching this month, matches homeowners with local RSUA (Royal Society of Ulster Architects), while raising money for local charity Housing Rights Service.
New research has shown that nearly two-thirds of homeowners have lived in the same home for at least ten years*. With more of us staying put while our families grow or our work life changes, home improvements can be the best option in making sure our homes fit our changing needs. A consultation with an expert can help those with homes of any size to make the most of the space they have, whatever their budget.
Whether it’s creating an open plan living space or designing an extension, Architect in the House helps homeowners to develop their ideas with an RSUA chartered architect while raising money for Housing Rights Service work with families who are in housing need.
Architect in the House provides free one hour design consultations with RSUA Chartered architects for a suggested donation to Housing Rights Service of £45. Northern Ireland homeowners can register from 12 March until 21 August at www.architectinthehouse.org.uk.
Homeowners this year will be matched with RSUA Chartered architects from the end of March. Consultations can take place any time up to the end of November.
Janet Hunter, Housing Rights Service Director, said: “We are delighted to be participating in this year’s Architect in the House with the Royal Society of Ulster Architects. This unique campaign will help local people improve their homes and enable Housing Rights Service to provide vital housing advice to people who are homeless.”