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.
A great log basket is essential for those with open fires or log burning stoves — these are the best buys available now
The best video doorbells are packed with convenient and smart features — you'll never miss a parcel again
This guide to the best cordless strimmers will help you find your dream machine to keep your garden manicured
Help to Build is a government scheme to make self build more accessible and affordable. Here's what we know so far
As Robert Jenrick is replaced as housing secretary - we speculate on some of the policy challenges now facing Michael Gove
A forthcoming House of Lords debate on zero carbon homes could have a big long-term impact on home improvers
Sarcastic comments were added as council workers mistakenly rejected planning applications — and the decisions are legally binding
The Green Homes Grant officially ended on 31 March, but reports suggest it will rebooted in the Spending Review
A hydrogen boiler is a low-carbon heating system which could significantly improve the way your home is heated
These are the best cordless drills for wood, metal and masonry work to help you get the job done quickly
Looking for the best plastic shed? We've found the best models available to transform your outdoor storage
The best bathroom extractor fans will easily, and quietly, remove excess moisture and ensure effective ventilation
Post-Brexit construction is being impacted by labour shortages and dwindling supplies of building materials
The government’s Hydrogen Strategy plans for up to 35% of the UK’s energy consumption to come from hydrogen by 2035
Right to Build is designed to help self builders find a plot of land, and a landmark report has called for greater awareness of the legislation
The Bacon Review makes recommendations which could deliver between 30,000 and 40,000 and self build homes a year
The best petrol lawn mowers take the chore out of mowing your lawn, helping you to enjoy your outdoor space
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