extendArchitecture – PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: 8 May 2013

eA Office Contact: Jeremy Dickman-Wilkes 07900 876971

extendArchitecture sign up for Architect in the House to help the homeless

Local architecture practice extendArchitecture has signed up to take part in Architect in the House – the joint charitable initiative by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Shelter.

Homeowners can receive an hour consultation with a RIBA chartered architect (such as extendArchitecture) for a suggested donation of £45 to Shelter. Whether it’s inspiration for a study, an extra bedroom, or just better living space you need, a chartered RIBA architect can offer creativity and professional advice that will help bring your ideas to life – there is no project too small that an architect can’t tackle.

Jeremy Dickman-Wilkes of extendArchitecture said: “New research from the English Housing Survey 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, home improvements can be the best option in making sure our homes fit our changing needs.

“I urge anyone in the county who is thinking of undertaking work on their home to use an architect who has signed up for Architect in the House. We can help people unleash the potential of their homes while helping those with more significant housing problems.”

Homeowners can register for their consultation by visiting and will be matched to a local RIBA chartered architect best suited to meet their requirements.


Notes to editor:

1. Nearly two-thirds of homeowners have been ‘in their home for at least ten years’, with many put off by the crippling cost of moving up the ladder. English Housing Survey.
2. Jeremy Dickman-Wilkes,, 07900 876971, w:
3. Architect in the House is a scheme run by Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, and the Royal Institute of British Architects. The scheme matches homeowners with a local RIBA chartered architect who gives up an hour of their time for a design consultation. The scheme is only open to RIBA Chartered members and practices – for more information on how to join the RIBA visit
4. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. Visit and Follow us on Twitter for regular updates all things architecture
5. Shelter is a national charity that works to improve the lives of homeless and badly housed people. Visit

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