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Ri' vi . ve . re            

To live again

Home Renovation London and South East - Renovation Retrofit Extension

The RVI Story

Home Renovation London and South East - Renovation Retrofit Extension

Home Renovation London and South East - Renovation Retrofit Extension

Home Renovation London and South East - Renovation Retrofit Extension

Revive your home for a warmer, brighter, healthier life


For RVI founder, Matthew Goldschmied, imagining and designing spaces has always been a part of his life. Matthew developed an enjoyment and appreciation of architecture and design from observing his father’s work, a renowned architect himself and former RIBA president.


After a number of years studying architecture, Matthew went on to specialise in architectural restoration and conservation. He still has fond student memories of hanging off the ceiling at St Pancras station during its major restoration and revival in the 1990’s.


For over 20 years, he has worked in both commercial and residential property design, developing skills in a broad range of disciplines, from planning and development to sustainable retrofit and renewables, interior design and energy-efficiency.


Helping clients renovating and remodelling their homes however has always been what he enjoys the most. He thrives on the challenge of balancing high-end design with the art of low-carbon retrofit. Inventing solutions for the integration of renewable technologies into existing homes whilst preserving and enhancing their inherent character.


In 2020 he created RVI (inspired by the Italian word ‘rivivere’ which means to 'live again') to focus on renovating and reviving buildings, re-imagining their history and their future integrated effortlessly into a de-carbonised built environment.

Your home should be efficient, healthy and beautiful. Let us help you achieve that.


Matthew draws on a wealth of passion, enthusiasm and practical experience to drive your project through concept to completion. He has a few basic grounding principles:

Your needs are the purpose of every design idea

Great design is elegance of form, aesthetic and function

Buildings should benefit your health and the environment. 

We can guide you through as little or as much of the design and delivery of your project as you need.


Our services include:


•        Extension, remodelling or renovation

•        Conservation of traditional buildings

•        Retrofit and Renewable Energy

•        Conceptual designs

•        Architectural drawings

•        CGI visualisation

•        Planning applications

•        Contractor appointments

•        Project management


We cover the South East - Greater London, Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent and beyond,

Explore our recent projects or if you want to chat, please call now.

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