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.
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A trades shortage means there's now a 20-year-high demand for builders, which could disrupt building projects
Hydrogen boilers could cause four times more explosions than natural gas boilers, but the government insists they will be safe
A timber shortage has brought price hikes and delays, and suppliers are struggling to keep up with demand
The best leaf blowers make light work of clearing leaves and debris, and will make your life much easier
These are the best decking paints to revive your deck and add some personality to your garden this summer
Self Build Wales is a first-of-its-kind scheme designed to break down barriers for people building their homes
The best hedge trimmers are efficient, comfortable to use, and will give your garden a manicured look
The new planning changes add clarity to the clauses self builders must meet to build in the countryside
Concerns over nutrient neutrality in UK rivers means thousands of self builds are stuck in the planning process
One self builder’s misfortune is a lesson for all about the strict requirements for claiming Community Infrastructure Levy exemption
The National Planning Policy Framework helps councils to make planning decisions, and it’s just undergone a major shake-up
New cladding fire safety commitments have been made as the government finally publishes the Building Safety Bill
The Right to Repair rules could make appliances last longer and save homeowners money on white goods
You made your votes count, and the Homebuilding & Renovating Industry Awards winners for 2021 have now been announced
The Amazon Prime Day sale ends tonight - here's a round-up of the best smart tech and power tools bargains
More homeowners are striving to be eco-friendly and embracing the benefits that come from installing heat pumps
The Planning Hub is a new resource from Homebuilding & Renovating to help you get planning permission for your project
New regulations on Ecodesign stoves will come in next year to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency
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