Where there’s money involved, it’s all too easy to get burnt when building or renovating a home. Veteran self-builder David Snell offers his inside tips to dealing with builders
Underneath the carpets in your new (old) house is a great wooden floor just waiting to be restored. The good news is that you can restore it yourself — the bad news is that, to do it properly, you’ll need to do much more than simply hire a sander
Save energy, and thus money, by ensuring your wall are as insulated as possible. Internally, externally or in the cavity — there are now more choices than ever to insulate your walls
Update an old room, or take on this essential second fix job yourself with our easy step-by-step guide
Property developer Michael Holmes explains his top tips on renovating for profit, including what to look for in a property and what to prioritise
Knowing how much a potential plot should cost is essential to avoid being ripped off or taking on a project that is not financially viable
Pocket doors are a great solution for open plan spaces and small rooms alike, but the key to getting a pocket door right is all about what’s going on behind the plasterboard
There are many advantages to building a new home in the garden of your existing house — a free plot for one. But there are also a few key points to consider, and pitfalls to avoid. Plotfinding expert David Snell explains all
Wondering how to patch plaster? This is one of those home maintenance jobs that will keep your home looking as fresh as the day it was decorated and patching up plaster just one task you can undertake on a DIY basis
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