• Tuesday , 25 September 2018

RIAI Architects Provide Free Architectural Advice at the National Ploughing Championships 2013

From Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th September, the RIAI will run an Advice Centre at the National Ploughing Championships where the public can meet a registered architect for a 20-30min consultation, completely for free.

What can I discuss with an Architect at the Ploughing Championships?

A Registered RIAI Architect can provide professional advice on a wide range of issues relating to your home and your project including:

  • Improving energy efficiency and reducing your utility bills
  • Building a new home or extending your current home
  • Planning applications and planning issues
  • LEADER funding
  • Registration of septic tanks
  • Sustainable development and reuse of vacant buildings
  • Rep 4 Traditional farm building grants
  • Conservation issues – an RIAI Conservation Architect will discuss appropriate methods and materials

Whatever your needs – an RIAI Architect will discuss in the 20-30 minute consultation an appropriate approach. Even on small projects, such as a kitchen extension or an attic conversion, working with an architect can make a big difference, as they will find solutions that will realise the full potential of your home.

How to Book

To book your time with an architect, please come and see us at Unit 8 + 9, Stand No. 507 – Row A1 – Block 1, within the ‘Avondale Arcade’ (House and Home area).

The Advice Centre will be open on:
Tue 24 September   9am – 6pm
Wed 25 September   9am – 6pm
Thu 26 September    9am – 6pm

What can an Architect do for me?

RIAI Architects have the qualifications, vision and experience to take you expertly through your building project.  An architect does a lot more than just provide you with a set of drawings – they will help you set a realistic brief and budget, guide you through the planning process, obtain quotes for the work, manage consultants like surveyors and engineers, monitor the budget and administer the construction contract. Working with a professionally qualified and RIAI-registered architect will be the best investment you will make as part of the building project.

What to bring with you

To help the architect give you the best advice, please bring with you (if possible) some photos, a brief description of what you want to do, and some measurements to give an idea of how much space there is to work with.

Further Information

For further information or media enquiries please contact Clare Finglas in the RIAI, E cfinglas@riai.ie, T 01 676 1703.

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