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.
Builders’ merchants and garden centres are essential retailers, and there are no restrictions on DIY products
From legal challenges and slum housing to rabbit hutches - 2020 was a dramatic year for Permitted Development
Indoors is now the new outdoors, but at least these new heating pledges in 2020 could make our energy costs cheaper
As Sarah Beeny’s house in New Life in the Country progresses, we examine her choice of building method
Low carbon homes are a key benefit of custom build, but awareness is sparse in the UK, developers say
The Ring Alarm is Ring's first home security system - read our review to find out whether it's right for you
The Energy White Paper is underpinned by ensuring homeowners pay less for heating, and use cleaner energy sources
The Green Homes Grant extension is a shot in the arm for homeowners, who have longer to complete improvements
600,000 heat pumps will be installed in our homes every year by 2028, the government has pledged, but there are fears about supply
Installing a kitchen is the most popular home renovation, as a new survey reveals how much you can expect to pay
Buying pre-owned goods while renovating a house is one way of helping the environment, as well as saving money
Smart video doorbells and smart security cameras can be surprisingly affordable ways of boosting your security
As many of us created home offices during the pandemic, a recent report suggests a new era of innovations for homeowners
On Right to Build Day, councils must evidence they have permissioned enough plots for aspiring self builders to build their own home
Time constraints and application costs to work on the Green Homes Grant are huge obstacles for smaller installers
This cheap laminate flooring doesn't mean you're compromising on quality - but you'll need to be quick to bag the bargains
Some lenders have increased their mortgage rates, or pulled certain products, which is particularly affecting first-time buyers
Marking World Mental Health Day, a new study reveals the health benefits associated with good home design
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