Jack is News Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating and strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders and renovators. Having bought his first home in 2013, he and his wife have renovated almost every room and recently finished a garden renovation. Jack reports on all of the latest news that could affect your project.
Herefordshire Council says it is pursuing avenues to lift its housing moratorium, which has restricted self builders for more than 10 months
More people want to build their own homes, but self build industry body NaCSBA remains concerned with local authorities not meeting their obligations
The government’s radical planning reforms begin this week, which will grant automatic permission for new homes to be built in England
Mortgage lenders have imposed tight mortgage restrictions on furloughed workers, amid fears of mass unemployment by the end of the year
Good Energy’s new heat pumps tariff will launch at the same time as the Green Homes Grant and will make it more cost-effective for homeowners to use their heat pumps
The campaign highlights how homeowners can cut their energy bills and make their homes more energy efficient by making a simple change to their boilers
The draft Building Safety Bill will introduce new rules to help keep building owners accountable for not complying with safety regulations
Renovators and home improvers will be able to find great deals on ready-to-fit Wickes kitchens and appliances
A London-based architect was ruled to have caused undue delay on the extension project, and apologised for his actions
Rishi Sunak has confirmed in his Summer Statement that from September, the government will help to pay to improve insulation in homes
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will unveil the Green Homes Grant scheme on Wednesday, which will pay two-thirds towards energy efficient home improvements such as home insulation
The Work Safe, Safe Work guidelines include a range of safety measures to help builders work safely in people’s homes
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