As architects we have a minimum of seven years university backed training to above master degree level also passing three professional exams to demonstrate competence through experience. We also have to undergo a minimum of Continued Professional Development every year until we retire. "drawing pretty...

You will have all read in the news about the changes to the planning legislation in recent days. Whilst the need for planning permission has been 'reduced' there is still a need for full architect designed schemes to get best value for the site and...

As KR.eativ: Architects Ltd remains open for business in the South East Midlands (SEMLEP area) and very nearly fully functional. Please circulate to your connections as we still need commissions even if work has stopped on site. Any project started now won't get to site until...

It is very important to understand the difference between an architect and other building designers. Anyone can design a building, there are no restrictions in the UK (unlike most other parts of the developed World) no qualifications are required. BUT the long training that an...

Anyone who really is an architect will have to be registered with the above, http://www.arb.org.uk Most of us are chartered members of the RIBA, the only professional chartered body of the profession. We are, 'on top of that' an RIBA Chartered Practice which means even more independent protection...

If you’re looking for an architect’s services for an extension, new building or renovation project you have definitely come to the right website. As a chartered architect myself, I created KR.eativ: Architects Ltd to help businesses and homeowners solve their property problems architecturally. Whether the...

Did you know your local Council is required to keep a register of people who are keen to self-build in their area? Even Kettering Borough Council also has a register of potential plots, they just don't publicise it much. The purpose of this register is to...

To answer the first part of the question is easy: Architects (registered and chartered as such in the UK) are the only building design professionals qualified as such and allowed to use the job title other than golf course architects, landscape architects or naval architects under...

That's an easy one. I was always drawing maps and houses as a small child apparently and aged about 8 or 9 we were on holiday in North Wales and 'pester power' got a visit to Portmeirion. The hotel and resort village was designed by...

The following text, very slightly edited, if from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada: “A person or entity registered to use the title "architect" and to practice architecture in the U.K.. The most basic definition of an architect is a professional who is qualified to design and...