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.
A loft conversion is a great way to add extra space to your home. Is your home suitable? What kind of loft conversion should you have? Find out here...
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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
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
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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
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