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.
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
Discover what a self build mortgage is and how it differs from a traditional mortgage, as well as seeing the latest mortgage deals, in this useful guide
Almost all properties have some potential for renovation — the key is assessing design and financial potential before committing. Here's what you need to know
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
This step-by-step guide takes you through all the stages of building a timber frame post and beam home, from choosing a plot to working with the supplier on a design
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