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RIBA Chartered Practice - Find an Architect

Why use a RIBA Chartered Architect?


We spend a lot of money on our property. It is one of the biggest investments that we are likely to make in our lifetime. Protect your investment by working with a team that can give you reliable advice, starting with your architect.


Architects provide a service that extends well beyond producing a set of drawings. Architects can guide you through the complex procedures of planning permission and building regulations and monitor the builder’s programme of works through to completion. RIBA members are obliged to carry professional indemnity insurance – giving you peace of mind.


RIBA chartered architect CGI of a new build bungalow

What is RIBA?

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a world-renowned professional body for promoting excellence in the field of architecture.. They aim to ‘deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment’ and to drive excellence across the industry. To be chartered by them means meeting a series of strict requirements that ensure the practice is committed to being the best.


The Royal Institute of British Architects, abbreviated to RIBA, is a global professional membership body, promoting excellence in the field of architecture. The primary focus of the organization is on the advancement of architectural practice, with a constant commitment to good quality, design, and customer service. With the help of its members and fellow architects, RIBA champions better buildings and places, stronger communities, and a sustainable environment. Inclusivity, ethics, environmental awareness, and collaborations, are the backbone of the organization.


RIBA chartered architects are committed to excellence

Being a RIBA chartered practice demonstrates your chosen architect firm is committed to delivering the highest standard of work, professionalism and ethics. This means you can be sure your project will feature imaginative design, will be managed by a competent team to keep it running smoothly and be built in the most sustainable way possible.


They’ve undergone rigorous testing

Only architects who continue to meet several strict eligibility criteria can register as a RIBA chartered practice. The criteria they need to meet include:


  • An effective quality management system

  • Comprehensive health and safety policies

  • Following a code of practice

  • Employing the necessary number of chartered architects

  • The appropriate professional indemnity insurance


So, when you choose a RIBA chartered practice, just like BCAE Architects, you’ll be partnering with a firm that has continually proven its commitment to professionalism.


BCAE Architects - RIBA Chartered Practice in Preston


We’re open Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

We work when you need us and we can organise appointments at evenings and weekends to suit your schedule.

We are a Preston-based practice specialising in planning applications, new build projects, extensions, conversions & building regulation applications. We have extensive experience working all over the UK.


Email us directly info@bcae-architects.co.uk


or Call 01772 230 538

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