Henley Design Day – Book 8 July in Your Diary

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When you spend more time than usual in the kitchen or office, and look after guests and clients, the concentrated effort can make you wonder about reordering or even extending your living and/or working space.

Once friends go home after a dinner party, the opportunity to dream and plan the future for your home starts to kick in.

A key date for making a building project into reality will be Saturday 8 July. This year Henley Design Day takes place just after the Henley Royal Regatta and during the Henley Music Festival.  It is the ideal opportunity to meet local architects and other design and building professionals, and to bounce your ideas around with them.

Organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), this year’s Henley Design Day will feature at least 20 architects and their work. Just pop into the Town Hall with some information about your project [see below] and have a no-obligation chat with an architect or three.

Sarah Miller organises the Design Day for the RIBA. As a long-time resident of Henley, she’s very aware that love for the town can often mean that you improve, rather than move your home.

“Lots of us put up with small-space living just so that we can remain here,’ she says. ‘But even the tiniest building on the tightest of plots can be reordered to make the best use of what you’ve got.

Architects are trained to see the possibilities, including in historic buildings. They are an incredible resource of creative and workable ideas – so come to Henley Design Day to brainstorm ideas for your home.”

Henley Design Day will be in Henley Town Hall from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 8th July. Contact sarah.miller@riba.org

Admission is free.

What an architect can bring to your project
An RIBA Chartered Practice can help you realise your ambitions and guide you through the design and construction process. Architects provide a service that extends well beyond producing a set of drawings – they can handle the paperwork, bring value for money, imagination and peace of mind to your project, whilst keeping it on track and on budget.

Value for money

Architects are professional problem-solvers. Their experience and insight can help stretch what can be achieved within your budget and add value to your project. They can suggest new ways of utilising space and light, enrich the palette of materials, finishes or fittings, find a builder at the right price, and propose design solutions that will reduce your overall running costs whilst maximising the energy efficiency of your home. At a fraction of the cost of your project, an architect’s fees will prove a sound investment.


An architect can lift your project out of the ordinary and help you achieve your aspirations and vision. They are trained designers who will explore your needs and desires and find inventive and practical ways of enhancing your living environment.

Peace of mind

When you hire an architect, you have a professional on your side who knows the construction industry inside out. You are working with someone who has undertaken seven years of architectural training – no other building professional is trained in design and construction to such a high level of expertise

For further information please contact Sarah Miller on 0118 987 4900/07909 442 019


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