Couple save thousands by self-managing their own house renovation

A contemporary living room entered through critall-style doors
(Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

Although neither Amanda Goddard or her husband Eric had renovated a house before, they knew that the semi-detached property in Amanda's favourite part of Littleover village would need updating and extending to achieve the light, open living spaces they dreamed of.

"We are both from the village and have always loved the area," says Amanda. "This was only the third property we'd looked at, and the location was perfect, but it needed a lot of work. Neither of us had renovated before, but I knew straight away what needed to be done."

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