Michael Holmes

Michael is Homebuilding’s Head of Content and Product Development. Michael is also Chair of the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), presenter of multiple property TV shows and author of Renovating for Profit (Ebury).


Jason Orme

Jason is an experienced self builder and renovator, and  is the Managing Director for homes brands including Homebuilding & Renovating, Real Homes. Living etc and more


Laura Crombie

Laura has been writing about homes and interiors for 13 years. She's presenter of the Real Homes Show and currently DIY renovating a 1960s house.


Claire Lloyd

Claire Lloyd is Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine and has been a member of the team for over a decade. She has just completed her latest renovation project.


Sally Tagg

Sally is Managing Director of Foxley Tagg Planning Ltd; Executive Committee Member – National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA); and Board Member of the Right to Build Taskforce

Allan Corfield

Allan runs Allan Corfield Architects and is an expert in designing high-performing, energy-efficient homes. Allan is also one of the leading experts in SIPs and is part of the Structural Timber Association and a member of NaCSBA.


Frances Forward 

Frances Forward is a Registered Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer and she has designed and project-managed a number of Passivhaus projects within haus.


Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson has 30 years’ experience as a construction professional and is managing director at Potton, where he helps self builders create their dream homes.

Chris Hamilton 

Chris Hamilton is Managing Director at Rega Ventilation and a specialist in mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and domestic ventilation.


Bob Branscombe

Bob Branscombe is one of the UK’s leading Chartered Surveyors and with over 30-years’ experience in both self-build and construction, he still harnesses a long time obsession with hands on self-building. 

David Hilton

David Hilton is an expert in sustainable building and energy efficiency and is also director of Heat and Energy Ltd. David has grown up with energy efficient design, heating systems and renewables


Matt Higgs 

Matt Higgs is the Sales Director and co-owner of Kloeber, he has 25 years of construction industry experience with over a decade of expertise in helping self-builders and renovators to specify the best domestic glazing products for their projects.


Ally Dowsing-Reynolds 


Ally Dowsing-Reynolds founded Dowsing & Reynolds with husband James while working for an advertising agency. She worked on strategy for large brands and led teams of marketing specialists – all whilst keeping an eye on D&R too.

Brian Woodcock 

As Nu-Heat’s National Renewables Manager, Brian is our expert in heat pumps and underfloor heating. He has visited thousands of projects in his 15 years at Nu-Heat, spending his time with homeowners and their installers to advise on the best way to heat their home.

Sanjay Nairi

Refurb It All is a professional London-based building company with 15 years’ of experience specialising in extensions, conversions, kitchens and bathrooms.


Peter Richardson 


Peter Richardson has over 30 years of experience in insurance and is director at Self-Build Zone, the market leading provider of Self-Build insurance and Structural Warranties.

Kelley Malcher 

Refresh Renovations specialises in residential refurbishments and Kelley has the skills to help clients achieve their home dream extension, kitchen redesign or bathroom refit on time and on budget, ensuring her team delivers quality results. 


Anthony Spinney

My background is in business development and client support. I joined the team in 2011 as Technical Sales and Project Support Team Member, after undergoing intensive company product training (on the job) I started my position as part of the GB glatthaar team.


Andy Peers

Andy Peers, from ICF Supplies, qualified as a craftsman at 21 and has been in the construction industry for just over 44 years. He came across PIF (ICF) back in 1992 and has been installing since 1998, using 14 different systems to date. His core business in the last 25 years has been in the self-build sector and he lives in a property he built himself.

Joseph Cole

Joe is the director and founder of Master Builder company All Build Developments, which offers a complete design and build service covering all phases of construction or remodelling, architecture, design and maintenance work. The company specialises in extensions, kitchens and bathrooms, loft and garage conversions and landscaping.

Jo Edwards

Jo has over 25 years’ experience. She runs a practice in north London with her husband, Dutch architect Adrie Rensen. They are called Edwards Rensen Architects and they specialise in building/ extending/ reconfiguring and refurbishing houses. They have had several projects published in Grand Designs Magazine and Good Homes magazine.

Jillian Mitchell

I am a Chartered Architect and Director at Lomas and Mitchell Architects.  I enjoy designing low-energy, sustainable and healthy buildings.  Our work is about much more than simply creating beautiful designs; we work hard to make sure your house becomes a home.  

Paul Newman,

Self Build Director at Potton. . Paul has worked for different timber building system businesses within the Kingspan group since starting as Technical Director in 2007 and has, for several years now, been the business unit director for Potton.

Chris Kendall

Chris Kendall is Senior Field Engineer at Baumit. With over 30 years’ experience working as a contractor, Chris has been at Baumit since March 2017. Chris’s expertise and experience allow him to work in partnership with customers as part of their design and installation team, to help create spaces that suit individual requirements and meet the highest possible standards.

Suzanne Smith

Suzanne was first introduced to heat pumps in 2008 when she worked at ECO Heat Pumps Ltd, one of the first dedicated heat pump companies in the UK at the time. Suzanne has worked in Heat Pumps ever since, including for some of the leading brands including Danfoss / Thermia and NIBE.

Michael Ball 

Michael Ball is the Managing Director and Head of Operations at Terence Ball Kitchens. The Ball family have been master cabinet makers and designers of bespoke luxury furniture for over 55 years and they are the proud creators of some of the most beautiful kitchens and fitted furniture on the market today.

Edward Stobart

For the past 15 years Edward has worked closely with thousands of IDSystems customers to offer his expertise and advice in choosing the right glazing systems for their builds. With IDSystems manufacturing the widest range of glazing products on the market, Edward is expertly placed to help those planning a project to find the right solution for their home.


Ray Waite

Ray Waite has over 40 years’ experience in the timber construction industry and is a leading expert in all things Sips, helping Sips Eco customers build award-winning energy efficient homes with an emphasis on outstanding design.

Adam Kent

Adam Kent runs Install Automation Ltd one of the leading providers of home automation systems in the UK. Supplying developers and self builders since 1999. Adam has over 20 years expertise in lighting control and design, audio and visual distribution, cinema/media rooms. Affordable, simple and reliable is our mantra. 

Nicolas Tye

Nicolas Tye is an RIBA registered architect and director of Tye Architects. He specialises in modern residential architecture internationally and nationally.

Mark Harris

Mark formed MJH in 2018 after over decade of experience in architectural practice in Hampshire, working on a variety of award-winning schemes. 

Mark combines his creative and elegant design skills with idea-led practicality.  MJH has now grown to a team of five.

Nathan Sheppard

I am a 2nd generation builder, based out of the Bath and Bristol area of the UK. Our company delivered residential projects, from small extensions and refurbishment works right through to luxury new builds and multi property developments. We are always looking to the industry for new techniques and innovations and specialise in the higher quality finish side of the market. Incorporating all trades within our team and being fully gas safe and NAPIT registered as well as FMB and BSG members we pride ourselves on the quality of service, standards and finish quality.