Notorious for holding up projects for months and demanding fancy new accommodation, bats need consideration during most projects. Jason Orme explains the process and how to minimise disruption
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
Our guide to recognising and dealing with asbestos. How do you recognise it, and how do you deal with it? We explain all you need to know and how to stay safe
Repairing windows will help retain the character and charm of older buildings and can often be the cheaper choice in the long run. From rotten frames to panes that mist up, find out how to fix common 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
What’s the best way to finish internal walls and ceilings? Mark Brinkley looks at the main options and their cost — and explains how to make the right decision for your home
Effective ventilation is essential for a healthy home — and can help prevent problems such as condensation and mould. Here are the options that are available to you
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
Homebuilding & Renovating experts reveal how to cut your build costs when taking on a self build or renovation project
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