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.
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. Mark Stevenson and Michael Holmes look at what’s involved — and explain why it might be the right route for your project
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. Here’s what you need to consider.
Property developer Michael Holmes explains his top tips on renovating for profit, including what to look for in a property and what to prioritise
Updating your conservatory with a solid roof is becoming a popular way to make a conservatory habitable throughout the seasons. We look at the main options available
What makes a successful barn conversion? We explain the principles of barn conversion design including advice on doors and windows, insulating walls and creating a good layout
If you’re planning on extending your home (especially as a first-timer), then make sure you avoid these common mistakes for your best chance at project success
Converting and extending a cellar, or building a basement to a new home, can provide valuable extra living space without drastically altering the exterior of your home, says Michael Holmes
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