Ailing roofs need not spell disaster for a renovation project. From slipped slates to sagging roof slopes, chartered surveyor Ian Rock explains what to look out for and what’s involved in fixing common roofing problems
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
Basements create amazing spaces if well designed and executed. We explain how to ensure your new basement is fully waterproofed and fit for purpose
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
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