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.
Self build mortgages can release funds at set stages to help you build your dream home. Find out how they work, how to get one, plus the latest rates
Building an extension is a journey. Here's how to navigate your way through plans, costs, trades and more with our helpful beginner's guide
Deciding to convert a barn presents the perfect opportunity to create a unique countryside home packed with character
Loft conversions are a great way to add extra space, but there's plenty to consider first. Our loft conversion guide reveals everything you need to know
There are many different types of loft conversion — but which is right for your home? Our guide explains the main types and typical costs for each
Just how much does it cost to build a house? We look at ballpark figures and the factors affecting self build costs in 2022
From the best bungalow design layouts to how to make the most of views, our guide reveals the secrets of creating the perfect single storey home
How much does an extension cost in 2022? Here are up-to-date estimates to guide your project, plus the factors you need to consider when working out cost
Find out what you can build under Permitted Development without planning permission in our beginner's guide
A basement conversion can add valuable extra space for a home in need. Here's what you need to know about converting a basement
House extensions are the best way to add extra space to your property. Get your build right by answering these questions before you begin
A kitchen extension can turn a pokey cooking space into a large, open plan space the whole family can enjoy. From budgeting, planning and Building Regs, here's what you need to know.
Understanding the process of building a house step by step will help you keep track of the schedule as your project progresses. Here we explain what to expect at each stage of the build
Clerestory windows are widely used by architects and designers yet despite this, many aspiring self builders don't know what they are
Removing a chimney breast offers a trade off — extra space for original features — that's worthwhile for the right home. Here's everything you need to know, from cost to structural implications
Foundation systems and soil types go hand in hand when it comes to choosing the right foundation solution for your site. Here's everything you need to know
Planning Hub Understanding the rules around securing planning permission to demolish and rebuild is essential to make sure you don't waste money on a plot you can't develop
After some dormer windows? This design feature can be tricky to get right, yet, done well, dormers are ideal for creating spacious loft conversions
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
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
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