Selkirk architect backs Shelter with home advice service

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A SELKIRK architect is offering homeowners in the Borders the chance to get expert advice on how to make their property improvement dreams come true.

At the same time, those using the Architect in the House service, offered by Colin Gilmour Architecture of 8 Market Place, will raise funds for the housing and homeless charity Shelter Scotland.

The firm confirmed this week that it is taking part in the scheme, now in its 15th year and delivered by Shelter and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). “Under the scheme, homeowners will receive an hour-long consultation from a fully qualified RIAS architect on any home or design-related query from adding an extension to finding ways to bring more light into the property,” explained Mr Gilmour.

“In return, they can make a suggested donation of £40 to support Shelter’s work with homeless and badly housed families.

“Everyone has a dream project for their home and this is a great first step to making that a reality.”

Homeowners wishing to take part can register at www.architectinthehouse.org.uk until Sunday, July 3.

Participants will be matched with architects in early July and consultation can take place any time until the end of November.