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
Damp is simply an excess of moisture that can’t escape. As expert David Kinsey explains, dealing with it requires a methodical approach to solving both the obvious and hidden causes
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
Property developer Michael Holmes explains his top tips on renovating for profit, including what to look for in a property and what to prioritise
Despite the money-guzzling reputation of old homes, it really is possible to renovate to a high standard without breaking the bank
Pocket doors are a great solution for open plan spaces and small rooms alike, but the key to getting a pocket door right is all about what’s going on behind the plasterboard
Wondering how to patch plaster? This is one of those home maintenance jobs that will keep your home looking as fresh as the day it was decorated and patching up plaster just one task you can undertake on a DIY basis
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