Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Editor. She is at the end of the DIY renovation and extension of an Edwardian cottage.
Totally stable but offering a real wood finish, engineered floors are a popular choice. This step-by-step guide explains how to fit one in a weekend
Creating a covered outdoor living space means you can enjoy all the comforts of indoors while remaining connected to the outdoors — Natasha Brinsmead takes you through the things you need to consider
Installing a new front or back door is actually quite a complicated affair. This guide explains the issues and how to get it right
Replacing an old kitchen might be massively rewarding, but it is not without its complications. We look at kitchen replacements, extensions and relocations and tackle the issues involved with each to ensure your project runs smoothly
Knocking a wall through to introduce a new door is not beyond the keen DIYer. Natasha Brinsmead explains the process and what to look out for
From removing your gas fire to installing a woodburner, here's what you need to consider when replacing old for new
Timeless and low-maintenance — what’s not to like about a solid timber flooring? Even better, laying one can be a DIY job. Natasha Brinsmead explains how
Thanks to an ambitious and well-designed rear extension, Penny and Douglas Dawson have transformed the way their family home works
The charm and character that an original staircase can bring to a house is undoubtable, yet over time, subject to the usual wear and tear, they can begin to show their age. We explain how to restore an old staircase sensitively
Building a stud wall can be a bit fiddly — but, with our guide, should be a job you do not have to rely on the professionals for
Internal timber cladding isn’t just for period homes — this is a look that suits contemporary homes too, adding warmth and character
Despite the money-guzzling reputation of old homes, it really is possible to renovate to a high standard without breaking the bank
Pouring a new concrete floor is not just a job left for the builders. Natasha Brinsmead explains how you can carry out the work on a DIY basis
Whilst original floors might be a beautiful and sought-after feature in period homes, they can also be problematic. The key to repairing and renovating an old floor is all about what lies beneath
Building projects equal mess — usually in large quantities. But what is the best way to dispose of it all and how much will it cost you? Here we discuss the options for building waste disposal
What are the pros and cons of owning a home that is listed, and how do you go about making any changes or repairs? We highlight everything you need to know regarding listed buildings
Condensation is a problem in both period properties and newer homes, but what causes it and what can be done to prevent it?
Where do you start if the central heating in your home is dated — or non-existent? Natasha Brinsmead takes you through the options for sorting it out
If you want to turn your cellar into usable space, then effective waterproofing it is essential. We explain the options, processes and costs
This step-by-step guide on how to plasterboard a ceiling will help any DIYer, including a gallery of how-to images, material and tool lists and expert advice
Be inspired to boost the kerb appeal of your home, by taking a look at these amazing transformations to tired, old homes
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