Claire has been the Deputy Editor on Homebuilding & Renovating for several years. Her background in building (she’s currently tackling a major renovation project in Shropshire with her partner — a builder) and experience in the industry mean she’s able to continue Homebuilding & Renovating’s unique editorial ethos of ‘talking the talk, walking the walk’. Her practical involvement in building means she is able to bring depth and insight to our content and empathy with our readership.

Claire says: “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to continue to improve on this very successful magazine and website. The key to Homebuilding & Renovating’s success is the depth and insight of its content — the fact that its Editors are self-builders and renovators, just like the readers. I’ll be using my own experience to push Homebuilding & Renovating forward with improvements to both the content and the magazine’s appearance during 2016.”

After 12 years as Editor, Jason Orme has taken on a new role as Editorial Director of Centaur Media’s Home Interest portfolio, which oversees Homebuilding & Renovating but also includes Real Homes (extensions and home transformation) and Period Living (period homes).

Additionally, Michael Holmes – himself a former editor – becomes Head of Content & Product Development and continues to build on his role for Centaur Media as Chair of the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), in which he lobbies Government for reform and easier conditions for self builders and the emerging custom build sector.

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