Architects design for charity

MEMBERS of the public have nine days to go to sign up for a free design consultation in their home as part of the Architect in the House 2009 charity initiative.

MEMBERS of the public have nine days to go to sign up for a free design consultation in their home as part of the Architect in the House 2009 charity initiative.

July 1 is the deadline for home owners to apply for a free, hour-long consultation in their own home with a chartered architect in return for a �40 suggested donation to charity for the homeless, Shelter.

83 RIBA architects based in the East of England are giving up their time to provide a total so far of 883 free consultations to homeowners in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex, in aid of Architect in the House.

Now in its 13th year, the scheme run by the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) and Shelter, is a great opportunity for homeowners to discuss changes to their home with a local RIBA architect.

Visit www.architectinthehouse.org.uk for more information.