Claire is Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine and has been a member of the team for over a decade. She has just completed her latest renovation project.
The world of self build and renovation is often filled with technical jargon which can be anxiety-inducing for those planning their first projects. Here we explain the Shou Sugi Ban wood charring technique
Looking for cladding for your new house, renovation project or extension? We give you the newest and most innovative products around.
The open plan kitchen/diner is a modern-day staple, but in some homes, extending outwards is the only way of gaining the space required for one. Claire Lloyd looks at six fine examples of the art
As a nation, we’re rather obsessed with our woodburning and multifuel stoves, but there’s a lot to consider before investing in one. Claire Lloyd explains the options
From playing music wirelessly in a couple of rooms, to a whole-house wired-in sound system, multi-room audio has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Claire Lloyd explores the options
Claire Lloyd lists the top 10 lighting tips to help create the ultimate architectural moodboard for your new self build or home improvement project
Choosing a sink which works for your lifestyle – not to mention complements your interior scheme – is key to the smooth running of the kitchen, says Claire Lloyd
Choosing what to build your house or extension out of is a key part of the build process. Here we highlight the considerations you’ll need to make before making your decision
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