TV's Sian Astley reveals her renovation secrets to saving money on a project

TV presenter Sian Astley smiling at the camera midway through nailing wood cladding to an exterior wall
(Image credit: Sian Astley)

Renovating can be a daunting task — perhaps more so than ever before right now. 

For over a decade, through the noughties and on into the noughtweens, we had a deluge of European cheap labour and then crazy low interest rates, both of which helped fuel a property boom. 

Sian Astley is a TV presenter, interior designer, self-builder and serial renovator