Don’t Move, Improve! Public Day 2015

Saturday 24 January 2015

Consultations start at 11:00 and finish at 16:00

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

New London Architecture hosts a day of free advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes on Saturday 24 January.

Architects and interior designers will be offering free one-to-one consultations throughout the day; there will be talks on how to get started with your home extension, from finding an architect to design inspiration; and an exhibition of the capital's best home extensions and home interior design projects. Style consultations will also be hosted by Heal's at their Tottenham Court Road store, where specialists will be offering free advice on colour, texture and space planning with a focus on furniture, lighting and textiles throughout the day. 

View photos from the event on our flickr page here.

DMI Open Day 2015 Consultations flickr album
DMI Open Day 2015 Talks flickr album
DMI Open Day 2015 Model flickr album


BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN - Please click on the links below to book a slot. 


Important information - please read! 
- All events are free to attend, but we will be asking for voluntary donations to architectural charity Article 25 on the day. 
- Places are limited and booking is highly recommended. 
- Note that you will have to complete a new booking for every separate consultation and the talks.
- Due to the popularity of the event, we ask that you restrict your consultation bookings to a maximum of one architect and one interior design consultation. 
- All events take place at NLA, apart from the Style consultations which will take place at Heal's, 196 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7LQ (a 5-minute walk from NLA)

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Lunchtime talks @ NLA
Thinking of extending your home and looking for tips on how to started? Get advice on gaining planning permission, costs and budgets, and working with an architect as well as some design insight on how to make the most of your project.  

12:30-13:00    Extending your home: Getting started 
14:30-15:00    Design inspiration 

Speakers to be announced. 

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Architect consultations @ NLA 
Winning and shortlisted architects from NLA's Don't Move, Improve! 2014 competition will be giving free 25-minute one-to-one consultations to anyone looking for advice on their own home extension - suitable for those who are well underway with a home extension or simply wanting some advice on where to start. 

Please bring along as much information as possible about your project on the day, such as plans, drawings and photographs. 

Architect consultation 11:00 - 11:25
Architect consultation 11:30 - 11:55
Architect consultation 12:00 - 12:25
Architect consultation 12:30 - 12:55
Architect consultation 13:00 - 13:25
Architect consultation 13:30 - 13:55
Architect consultation 14:00 - 14:25
Architect consultation 14:30 - 14:55
Architect consultation 15:00 - 15:25
Architect consultation 15:30 - 15:55

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Interior Design consultations @ NLA

Representatives from the British Institute of Interior Design will be giving free 25-minute
one-to-one consultations to anyone looking for advice on their
interior design project.

Please bring along as much information as possible about your
project on the day, such as plans, drawings and photographs.

Interior Design consultation 11:00 - 11:25
Interior Design consultation 11:30 - 11:55
Interior Design consultation 12:00 - 12:25
Interior Design consultation 12:30 - 12:55
Interior Design consultation 13:00 - 13:25
Interior Design consultation 13:30 - 13:55
Interior Design consultation 14:00 - 14:25
Interior Design consultation 14:30 - 14:55
Interior Design consultation 15:00 - 15:25
Interior Design consultation 15:30 - 15:55

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Style consultations @ Heal's

Please note: these consultations take place at Heal's, 196
Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7LQ (a 5-minute walk from NLA)

Heal's will be offering free 25-minute one-to-one consultations with specialists from their styling service. The Heal’s specialists will be available for advice on colour, texture and space planning with a focus on furniture, lighting and textiles.

"Interior Design & Colour Advice" 11:00 - 11:25
"Interior Design & Colour Advice" 11:30 - 11:55
"Interior Design & Colour Advice" 12:00 - 12:25
"Interior Design & Colour Advice" 12:30 - 12:55
"Interior Design & Colour Advice" 13:00 - 13:25
"Interior Design & Colour Advice" 13:30 - 13:55
"Interior Design & Colour Advice" 14:00 - 14:25
"Interior Design & Colour Advice" 14:30 - 14:55
"Interior Design & Colour Advice" 15:00 - 15:25
"Interior Design & Colour Advice" 15:30 - 15:55

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Exhibition @ NLA
(Free - no need to book)
An exhibition of the 46 inspirational winning and shortlisted
projects from NLA's Don't Move, Improve! 2014 competition to find
the capital's best designed and most innovative home extensions,
small office refurbishments and interior design projects.

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This public day is in association with British Institute of Interior Design (BIID),
Heal's and RIBA London and forms part of the Don't Move, Improve! competition which seeks to find London's best new home extensions and interior design projects that deliver more space to live.

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Disclaimer: Neither NLA, the organisations/practices involved in the
consultations nor The Building Centre will be liable for the advice
given on the day and it is the responsibility of the client to check all
info before proceeding to the next stage of the project.
By booking onto any of these events, you agree to share your details
with our event partners only.

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