Check out and download the RIBA’s PDF guide Working with an Architect for your Home . The cost of employing an architect can be justified for a whole host of reasons, and the RIBA sets out the case for this below:
“Employing someone to design or remodel and build your most valuable asset is likely to be a nerve racking experience. Unless your project is very simple it makes sense to at least talk to an
architect for advice before you get going. Architects are highly skilled and professionally trained to turn your aspirations into reality. They will guide you through the design, planning and construction process whether you are constructing a new building or adapting an existing property.”
Ian Andrew Banks RIBA
Architect Ian Banks has been registered with Architects Registration Board (ARB) since 1990, and undertakes to abide morally and ethically with their Architects Code of conduct. He is also a chartered architect, being a Member of the Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA), and a Member of the Association of Consultant Architects (ACA).
Architects Registration Board: ARB are the organisation set up by Parliament under the Architects Act 1997 to regulate architects in the UK. The ARB publishes the Architects Code which has 10 standards dealing with conduct and competence, and two standards relating to client service and complaints.
Royal Institute of Architects: The RIBA is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. It serves it’s members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. The RIBA’s primary focus has always been towards it’s members and has an Advancing Architecture strategy for 2016 to 2020.
Association of Consultant Architects: The ACA is the national professional body representing architects in private practice – consultant architects – in the UK. Membership is open to Registered Architects practicing on their own account either alone or in partnership or as a Director of a company whose business consists wholly or mainly of an Architects’ practice or an allied field.
You can contact Atoll Architecture Director and architect Ian Banks on 07717710014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to add £50,000 to the value of your home in just 7 – 14 days? – Refer to Atoll Blog feature on new independent research from the Federation of Master Builders and the Home Owners Alliance (working with the The Guild of Property Professionals). A similar commercial guide on the subject has also been produced by the online Property Workshop portal which acts as a self-styled “one-stop shop for home renovation and repair” . Property Workshop details it’s own suggested ’31 Home Improvements that Add Value (and 7 that Don’t!)’ and the site takes you through 31 different ways to increase property value, with tips on how to maximise profit and make a householder’s money go further.
Further information and guides are also accessible off the new Houzz Pro website for Atoll Architecture.