Why use an architect

What is an RIBA Chartered Practice?

To become an RIBA Chartered Practice, architectural practices need to comply with strict criteria in an accreditation scheme that gives you, the client, a mark of quality.

So by commissioning an RIBA Chartered Practice for your project you can expect a high level of excellence in design and service.

The scheme has been developed by the RIBA following client and government feedback. It ensures that all accredited practices work to a common set of standards and have in place:
  • appropriate professional indemnity insurance for project work undertaken 
  • appropriate quality management systems
  • supervision of all architectural work by an RIBA Chartered Member
  • health and safety policy
  • employment policy addressing the principles of the RIBA policy statement on employment
  • continuing professional development for all staff
  • written environmental management policy. 


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