It is not uncommon for first-time buyers to seek a property that needs some renovating. Within the last month alone, the search term ‘fixer upper’ has seen a 230.2% uplift, reflecting property buyers’ desires to obtain a premises that is an investment as well as a home.

Robert Wood, Managing Director at London-based loft, extension and basement specialist Simply Construction Group, has shared his top tips for planning an extension to your home.

Taking the first step is often the most challenging part of designing your dream loft. It can be daunting deciding where to start when there are so many possibilities, says Rich Conlin, Director at The Loft Room.

Ben Brocklesby, Director at Origin, discusses how the Help to Build scheme will benefit self-builders and offers his tips for building your dream property.

Helen Lord, Founder of Used Kitchen Exchange – a leading online platform for buying and selling pre-loved and ex-display kitchens – reveals how self-builders can purchase a designer kitchen at an affordable price and at the same time help to protect the planet.

07 Apr 2021
Do you ever think about the air you’re breathing in? Indoor air quality can really affect our health and wellbeing, so it’s important to consider this when renovating a property. Alexander Provins, Director EMEA of world-leading air purification brand, Blueair, explains the causes of poor indoor air quality and the…

Research from the Saffron Building Society reported a 144% increase in its self-build completions, compared to the same period in 2019. Whether it’s first-time buyers looking to build their way onto the market or those embarking on large self-build and conversion projects, it’s clear people know what they want from…

Programme manager by day and an architectural designer by night, Ade Sosanya and his family are awaiting planning permission for an inspirational self-build project in the Kentish countryside.

With three-quarters of break-ins in the UK happening via the front door, Victoria Brocklesby, Founder and COO at Origin, explores the security elements that are most frequently overlooked in self-build projects, and offers her advice for choosing doors and windows that will keep homes safe and secure.

Darren Watts, Wren Kitchens’ Showroom Development and Design Director, reveals the changes to kitchen design buying habits following the global pandemic.

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