Michael is HB&R’s Head of Content and Product Development. Michael is also, Chair of the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), presenter of multiple property TV shows and author of Renovating for Profit (Ebury). Michael is a regular in the seminar theatres and Advice Centre at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show.
On the hunt for a new house project and wondering how to assess a home for renovation? Our complete guide shows you how to spot key design and financial potential before you buy
Self build mortgages are specifically designed to help facilitate self builders in building their own home. Here, we explain what these specialist products are and how they work
A house extension might well be the best solution to your home’s space shortfall. Enter the process armed with this need-to-know information to get the most out of your project
This complete beginner's guide to building an extension leaves no slab unturned when it comes to explaining all you need to know to get your project off the ground
Undertaking a loft conversion can alleviate space pressures on your home as well as adding significant value to your property. Follow this step-by-step guide to plan your project
Conservatory roof replacements are an effective way to breathe life back into an old, drafty addition without replacing the whole structure. Here’s what you need to know
Rear extension ideas come in all shapes and sizes and can dramatically increase both space and value in any home — take a look at what achieved on a variety of budgets
Transform how you use your home with these striking house extension ideas for designing and building a practical addition
Wondering how to add value to your home? Then read on to discover 23 brilliant tips and tricks from renovating to decorating
This kitchen extension guide covers everything from costs to planning permission, layout ideas and more
We explain the different types of loft conversion so you can see which is the right option for your home
The Community Infrastructure Levy could be a potential pitfall for self-builders. Here’s all you need to know to apply for self build CIL exemption
Deciding to convert a barn presents the perfect opportunity to create a unique countryside home packed with character
Ordering concrete correctly is an essential part of creating the best foundation for your new home - here's how to get it right
Dormer windows can be tricky to get right in design terms, yet, done well, they are ideal for creating ‘rooms in the roof’ in a loft conversion or a house that doesn’t extend to two full storeys
Removing internal walls can transform your home, bringing in light and creating space. We explain how to make the most of your remodelling project
We talk to Michael Holmes, chair of the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA), to find out how the UK is catching up with the rest of the world by taking the hassle out of not only finding land, but making it buildable
Discover how to accurately estimate how much it will cost to build your own home, and how different factors can affect the outcome
If you are looking to buy a building plot, follow this checklist to make sure you are well informed before you buy
You can claim back thousands of pounds on your conversion project on VAT payments if you know the rules. Find out what types of conversion projects are eligible, and which are not
A basement is often the best way to increase space without impacting on the house’s appearance. Michael Holmes looks at common design issues
Follow this guide to house demolition if your perfect plot has already been developed and features an existing dwelling that is beyond salvation
Basements create amazing spaces if well designed and executed. We explain how to ensure your new basement is fully waterproofed and fit for purpose
Today over half of all self-builders are choosing to knock down and start again. Here we look at what’s involved — and explain why it might be the right route for your project
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