World Mental Health Day: How to manage stress during a building project

Young couple having problems while renovating their apartment
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World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to reflect on our mental health. A home renovation or self build is one such life event that can trigger significant stress — those who've completed one already will know exactly what we are talking about.  So how to manage or even avoid that stress? 

Renovating a house can be extremely rewarding but it’s undeniably challenging. From making a schedule of work, preparing to live on-site and renovating on a budget there’s lots to think about.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.