Dagenham based architect Jaroslaw Wrubel is offering local homeowners a fantastic chance to get some expert home advice, while raising funds to support Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.
Jaroslaw Wrubel based at St Martin’s Vicarage, Goresbrook Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 6UX is taking part in Architect in the House (AITH), a partnership between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Shelter. The scheme gives people across the Dagenham and surrounding areas the opportunity to book an hour-long consultation with an architect to discuss anything from a loft conversion to a major renovation project. In return, homeowners are asked to donate a minimum of £40 to Shelter, helping people whose lives are being damaged by bad housing.


Jaroslaw Wrubel said: ‘Whether you've been considering an improvement to your home but haven't looked into it, or have just never thought of using an architect then this is the scheme for you. Architect in the House offers a first step towards making a positive change to your home, while helping less fortunate families trapped in bad housing to find and keep a home of their own.

'This is a great opportunity to see what an architect can do for you and your home; creating a totally tailored solution for your living needs, and not just the drawings for your new home or alteration. Whether your home is big or small, we want you to get involved.'

The Council of Mortgage Lenders predicts that 75,000 homes in the UK will have been repossessed by the end of 2009. With nearly two million families awaiting social housing, and a chronic lack of affordable homes to rent, Shelter's services for people in need will be stretched to the limit in the months ahead.

Since 1996 Architect in the House has raised more than £1.7million. The money goes towards helping the 1 in 7 children in Britain who are living in bad housing, directly improving their education, health and happiness.

If you're interested in finding out how an architect can breathe new life into your home, sign up at