The Home Picks editorial team

The dedicated team of FMB Home Picks’ experts comprises experienced, impartial journalists, writers and editors with an eye for critical reporting and helpful consumer advice.

Our shared knowledge and expertise provides unique advice for those looking to make informed, sound decisions on products and services essential for a modern, efficient home.

Nick Jones, editor-in-chief

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Nick Jones is a highly experienced consumer journalist and editor, who has been writing and producing content for print and online media for over 25 years. He has worked at some of the UK’s leading publishers including Future Publishing, Highbury Entertainment, and Imagine Publishing, with publications as diverse as Homebuilding & Renovating, TechRadar Pro, and Creative Bloq. He also enjoyed a highly successful career in content marketing, working with clients like Cisco, Pfizer, Santander, and Virgin Media.

Molly Dyson, production editor

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After growing up with a passion for writing, Molly studied journalism and creative writing at university in her home country of the United States. She has written for a variety of print and online publications, from small town newspapers to international magazines. Most of her 10-year career since relocating to the UK has been spent in business journalism, writing and editing for admin professionals at PA Life magazine and business travel managers at Business Travel News Europe and representing those titles at conferences around the world. In her free time, Molly can usually be found exploring the outdoors with her husband and their young son or gardening.

Amy Reeves, production editor

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Amy is an experienced writer, content producer and editor with a wealth of experience in home design, renewable technologies and DIY advice. Alongside working for Future plc as Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor, her work has been published in Real Homes, Period Living, 25 Beautiful Homes and Homes and Gardens. Amy’s interest in sustainable homes and green building methods has led her to undergo two renovation projects of her own.

 

 

 

Camille Dubuis-Welch, senior writer

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Camille has over a decade’s worth of experience writing and editing content on topics from kitchen design to home insurance. She has worked with Groupon and its partnerships – including The Guardian UK and US, the HuffPost, Today.com – and realhomes.com, part of Future plc. Cam is passionate about helping other perfect their surroundings with stunning interiors and functional home additions, whether they own or rent.

 

 

 

Katharine Allison, writer

Successfully juggling a 10-year career as a writer, with running a racing team of sled dogs, and studying for several degrees, Katharine has worked with a wide variety of content publishers. These include Gordon Ramsay, Transport for Wales, Northern Rail, Cuvva, and a number of large construction firms and environmental organisations. She co-founded the mental health charity Inner Allies and can often be found giving advice on their helplines at weekends. Katharine enjoys early morning dog walks along her local beach, watching the wildlife while looking forward to the first of many coffees.

Rachel Sadler, writer

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Starting out her career as a journalist in sunny Hong Kong, Rachel wrote content for Asian media publications, Sassy Hong Kong, Localiiz and Bay Media. She mostly focussed on lifestyle and local news whilst searching for the best Chinese Pan-Fried Dumplings and island hopping. Swapping journalism for content writing, Rachel writes well-researched articles about home improvement; she is passionate about helping people make informed decisions about the investments they make. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys visiting art galleries, film festivals and is currently on a quest to find the best fried chicken in her local area.

Jeff Meyer, contributor

Jeff is a highly experienced editor and journalist with extensive experience in the tech industry, as well as for the automotive and DIY sectors, writing for both B2C and B2B brands. Jeff has tested all manner of tech, from cameras to phones to EVs and home appliances. In his 23 years as a writer and editor, Jeff has written for global tech titles like TechRadar and Digital Camera World, as well as brands such as eBay, Canon, Panasonic, Eero, and many more. In addition to editorial, Jeff also has many years experience producing video and podcasts. He is also passionate about renewable energy and green living, and explaining this technology to new audiences.

Mission statement

The Home Picks team is dedicated to helping you find the right home improvements solutions for you and your home.

We offer unbiased, independent advice, and we put the consumer first. It’s our aim to educate and inform our readers about the best and latest in home improvement products, technologies, and services so you can make an informed and accurate purchasing decisions. When you decide to improve your home, be it with fitting solar panels, installing a new boiler, or a new set of double glazed windows, we’ll be here to help you get the best value for money you can.

How we do it

We use a comprehensive research and review process that ensures transparency, integrity, and independence.

  1. We spend a minimum of 500 hours independently researching each category we review. Our research can include: Interviews of company employees, consultations with our expert advisors, a review of hundreds of verified third party consumer reviews.
  2. We survey thousands of in-market consumers to understand purchase experiences. We use these insights to inform our other analyses and research methods.
  3. Every product and service is mystery shopped. Our mystery shopping is: Conducted by multiple people to reduce outliers and bias, informed by shopping personas covering a variety of needs and points of view (eg, geographies, ethnographies), and always inclusive of our writers.

About the FMB

At the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), we can help you to live well and build better – connecting you with quality local builders for your next project, so you can build with confidence.

As the UK’s largest trade association for the construction industry representing small and medium sized building companies, we’ve been champions of quality construction work since 1941.

Our Master Builder members are committed to high standards and their membership of the FMB must be earned. Members have to pass a vetting and independent inspection process before joining to ensure they meet the high standards expected of a Master Builder company. Not all builders pass the test.

We are committed to a continuous improvement in building standards, building better through collaboration with government and industry partners. Our logo represents quality, trust, protection and experience.

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