Build Your Dream Home In The Country's Mark Millar gives his self build advice — plus what NOT to do!

portrait shot of presenter Mark Millar on self build building site
(Image credit: Channel 5)

Build Your Dream Home In The Country presenter and DIY SOS star Mark Millar has pretty much seen it all when it comes to building work, always bringing his 'can do' attitude to every disaster. 

And there's no better example of how his experience and upbeat outlook can help shape a build, with his latest show, Build Your Dream Home In The Country, which is airing on Channel 5 at the moment.

Amy Willis
Web Editor

Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.