Roots sign-up to ‘Architect in the House’

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Shelter LogoRoots, with Glasgow and Tiree based Architect Micheal, is offering homeowners professional advice about their homes while raising funds for the housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland, through ‘Architect in the House’.

The scheme gives homeowners the chance to receive an hour-long consultation from an RIBA/RIAS Architect on any home or design related query. This can be anything including creating space for a growing family, adding an extension or simply finding the best ways to allow more light into their home. In return, homeowners can make a suggested donation of £40 to support Shelter Scotland’s work with homeless and badly housed families.

Since its launch, the scheme has raised more than £1.1 million for badly housed and homeless families across the UK, including £115,000 last year alone. This year the scheme is sponsored by TV channel, Home.
TV presenter Sarah Beeny, founder of property website, said: ‘I know how daunting it can be to embark on a home improvement project, but whatever the size and scope of your plans, consulting an Architect can help you take that first step to turning your home improvement dreams into reality’.

‘Whether it’s a newly bought property you’re planning to renovate or want to create extra space for a growing family, Architects can add huge value by sharing their design expertise advising on fixtures and fittings, and even finding builders to carry out the work. Architect in the House is a great way to make the most of their experience while raising money for Shelter Scotland.’

Director of Shelter Scotland, Graeme Brown, explains why the scheme is so important: ‘Every day, Shelter Scotland sees the devastating impact of bad housing on people’s lives. There are 43,000 children in Scotland living in overcrowded accommodation, so our help is needed now more than ever.

‘Architect in the House is a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to give their space a fresh new look while supporting Shelter Scotland’s vital work to ensure no child’s future is blighted by bad housing.’

If you would like to contact Roots to discuss any home or design related queries as part of the ‘Architect in the House’ scheme, please contact us, we will be more than happy to help.

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