A scheme devised by the charity Shelter and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)


The Architect in the House scheme offered expert home improvement advice in exchange for a donation to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. OWLarchitecture.com still provides this service despite the Shelter & the RIBA stepping back from the administration burden.

How it works…Promise to make a minimum donation of £40 to Shelter and we will come and discuss your project. Just telephone Grahame White on 0771 898 6000 to make an appointment and he will bring a shelter donation form along for you to sign. Max travelling time 30mins from North Leeds – West Yorkshire.

Many enquirers obtain a sketch that becomes the blueprint for the future house expansion or reorganisation. Others obtain technical advice on treating damp.

Most obtain specific town and country planning advice especially with regard to permitted developments.

Architect in The House is being run non-stop (all year) by OWLarchitecture.com

Many residential clients make use of the Architect in the House scheme to seek advice such as to how to go about a project. Sometimes this advice is not to proceed with the project but to find another property, or it may be that you do not need an architect but just a specialist such as a structural engineer to carry your project forward. We only offer our services where we are able to secure you best value.