Claire is Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating and has been a member of the team for over 13 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in Real Homes and Period Living magazines. She has a particular interest in green homes, and interior design is also a passion; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. Claire has recently finished her renovation project — and is now onto the next.
In search of eco heroes for your project? We've asked self build and renovation experts to pick their favourite green innovations to celebrate Earth Day 2022
A new B&Q sale has just launched to help home improvers save on kitchens, bathrooms, paints and more
From cost-saving alternatives to ultra-contemporary living spaces — this family home is bursting with innovative design ideas to copy
Gaining planning permission is a crucial stage of any self build and many extensions. Here, a former planning officer explains how the process works
These are the best Amazon sale deals available now to help with your DIY project or home improvement
A house for the spirits? Behind the doors of the Winchester Mystery House, one of the world's longest and most tragic renovation projects
Small urban plot? No problem. We explore the design possibilities for projects on tight sites where space is at a premium
Brick tinting can provide a solution to mismatched brickwork from repairs or a new extension. Here's what you need to know
The best log burning stoves will not only offer a great solution for heating your home, but can add bags of character too
Find an architect for your project who shares your vision and will help bring it to life with our essential criteria to use in your search for a designer
Understanding the types of flooring available is essential when choosing the right material for your home, whether you're building a new home or renovating
An oak frame extension not only gives your home extra space, it also brings charming character to your property. Here’s everything you need to know when opting to extend in oak
Shou Sugi Ban is a traditional Japanese wood burning technique which creates a dramatic black finish that has become a popular choice for external cladding. We examine how to get the look
Our best bathroom design ideas will transform your bathroom into a blissful, spa-like retreat in no time — no matter what your budget
Get your Party Wall Agreement in place, and your project underway with our complete guide to everything you need to do
The Party Wall Act is crucial if you’re planning work that will affect a shared wall between you and your neighbours. Here’s what you need to know
Right to Build review announced by government in a bid to boost the number of people building their own homes
Getting contemporary design right is all about the context — as these contemporary self builds go to show
The devil is in the detail when specifying a bathroom floor, so read our guide to the pros and cons of the different options
The technology to create a smart home is advancing at rapid pace — here’s how to incorporate it into your new home or building project
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