Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for 20 years. He is the former deputy editor of food industry news website just-food and has covered hard news, in-depth analysis features, interviews and comment pieces on the industry. For more than two years he was a reporter for the Daily Mail Online, one of the world’s largest newspaper websites at the forefront of online journalism. He covered breaking news stories on a global scale, including the death of Margaret Thatcher and the hurricane that ravaged the East Coast of the United States.
After the Mail he moved to the Mirror.co.uk and was an integral part of the award-winning and rising news website’s successes. His freelance work has featured in news outlets throughout the world. As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools.
During the pandemic, Sam helped his carpenter brother renovate his home in Lincolnshire and the pair converted his van into a mini-camper. He is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.
Allowing rain to safely disperse from your property is increasingly vital in the flood-prone UK. Here we look at what surface water drainage is and how installing surface water drainage can potentially help save you money on your water bill
Cesspits are a simple drainage solution but there is a fair bit you need to know if you're thinking of installing one in your garden — including whether they are still legal
A top lawyer says he needs clients to be able to fly in to see him with "unrestricted access", but neighbours object to the plans claiming it would have a detrimental effect on the wildlife
Record profits follow energy price hikes last winter, that sparked fuel poverty across the UK and left millions shivering in their homes
The music and TV executive suffered multiple intrusions at his West London home, forcing him to sell up amid concerns over his and his family's well-being
The Grand Designs presenter speaks to the owners of an old thatched, coastal boat house, who say their newly-installed heat pump saves them money and works perfectly despite being exposed to the salty sea air
The religious body has made a commitment to improving the energy efficiency of its buildings in the hope that the Church will be Net Zero by 2023
A homeowner has upset neighbours by painting the side of his house with a giant robot mural and rainbow geometric shapes, — but the council says the robot and rainbow colours can stay as they don't require planning permission
The Shropshire house has a guide price of £100,000, far below to average for the areas average which is over £430,000, but for very good reason...
The owners of the unusual home have decided to sell up after renovating it but finding a buyer may prove difficult as the home comes with a bit of a catch
Grealish seeks to make the property a "forever home" for him and his partner but this may prove to be difficult due to the homes prior history with failed applications
The extension to the scheme aims to improve houses that are “outdated and no longer fit-for-purpose” in addition to provide more “high-quality homes” faster
A faulty meter can lead to unexpectedly high bills. Here we look at how many are estimated to be faulty across the UK and how to check yours is working properly
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme has faced further criticism after it is now alleged that the scheme could be slowing down heat pump installations
The Old Rectory was rebuilt after a fire in the 1970s and has since had famous owners such as John Paul Jones
The TV host exposes the myths around heat pumps and highlights the positives of the heating system which could save people on their heating bills
The Scottish Government is introducing regulations to stop the installation of gas boilers in new build homes in an effort to reduce carbon emissions from heating systems
Looking for cost-effective relief from the British summer heat? Read on to find out how much cooling fans cost to run
An air con unit might be a worthwhile investment as temperatures soar. We explain all the costs and which type of units are cheaper to run
The cave conversion sits deep inside an abandoned Victorian slate mine, which has been renovated to accommodate guests
Manufacturers say if the government goes ahead with plans to issue fines for not meeting heat pump quotas, it'll cause job losses as well as the extra cost being passed on to consumers
Watering the lawn is not as simple a process as some people think. We spoke to the experts to find out what time is best to grab the watering can as well as how much water to use
Owner of timber cabin built on greenbelt land without planning permission is given the green light to appeal against an enforcement order to demolish the home due to the 'four year' planning rule
Reg and Elizabeth, a couple now in their 70s, bought the historic home after making a "daft" low offer and spent a decade and £2million renovating the Regency property