Jack is News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating, and strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and planning reforms. Having bought his first home in 2013, he and his wife have renovated almost every room and recently finished a garden renovation.
Nutrient neutrality concerns continue to impact self builders in several areas of the UK, who may have to pay thousands of pounds before building work starts
Bee bricks have created a buzz among scientists as to whether incorporating them in new homes will protect the bee population
Broadband prices are set to increase in line with the rate of inflation, and more than 15 million customers could be impacted
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) helps low-income homes improve their energy efficiency, but ministers are reviewing its future
Illuminate your home with the best smart light bulbs that can set the perfect mood for parties or just relaxing at home
Take the plunge with one of the best shower heads and enjoy a reinvigorating experience every time you shower
These are the best and worst home improvements to consider if you’re looking to increase your home’s value this year
Graven Hill will be the first self build community in the UK — and nine new plots are now available to buy
Price rises and lead times of up to six months for some roof materials could hit homeowners this year
The ‘race for space’ has been a prominent factor in house prices soaring, but now a different type of space race is underway
We all want a good relationship with our tradespeople, but some people want a little more from their tradespeople than others…
A dispute between a local authority and a developer means Prince Charles’ proposals for 2,500 eco homes could be delayed for over a year
The 'iconic' lighthouse-inspired home will soon be completed and is set to attract keen interest globally
The construction materials shortage is easing, but long lead times and further price increases for some products are expected
Charlotte Church’s house renovation into an eco retreat will feature in a new show premiering on Tuesday
The government has been urged to push through its planning reforms following a critical House of Lords report
New energy price rises are expected to be announced in February which could increase bills by hundreds of pounds
More than 5,600 people attended hospital after coming into contact with an electric hand tool during Covid-19 lockdowns
Paint recycling is important for the environment, yet only 27% of homeowners say they have recycled paint they didn’t need
A high temperature heat pump is to be rolled out which could directly replace natural gas boilers in our homes
The best grout cleaners will make you fall in love with your bathroom and kitchen tiles all over again
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