The research and development of architectural technology and techniques can qualify for government tax relief. Architecture spans the mathematical and aesthetic design of a building, as well as its physical construction. As new materials and techniques become available, the desire to build the most visually appealing yet functional building, whilst conforming to government legislation, means the role of the architect is shifting further and further into engineering.

This is where architectural R&D tax relief becomes vital to firms, with architects researching and benchmarking new variables in materials, location, fundamental structural designs, and civil engineering forms to overcome geographical obstacles. Our expertise and experience can help you secure this research and development tax relief.

The R&D tax credit scheme – which can apply to both large and small architectural practices – is one way of rewarding and investing in architects’ skills and ingenuity

— Angela Brady, RIBA

Does your Business Qualify for Architectural R&D Tax Relief?

RIBA have previously published a guide urging architects not to miss out on this valuable financial relief.

RIBA uses the following project examples to show where architectural R&D tax relief has successfully been claimed, in relation to the development of:

  • A technological design process to enable building designs to have complex optimised structure forms and cladding.
  • Solar shading systems that helps reduce heat gain.
  • In house software to assist computational design.
  • Software to link geometry and analysis tools.

Research and development is vital for the growth of and innovation in architecture in the UK. Ours is a knowledge-rich discipline which draws on a wide variety of processes and skills

— Professor Murray Fraser, RIBA

Helping you Claim for R&D Tax Relief

At R&D Tax Solutions our aim is to assist you with your claim, and achieve success, using our specialist knowledge in tax relief within the architecture industry. Don’t hesitate to contact us on 0161 298 1010 to see how we could help save your business money.

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