Are you planning to renovate your property, or build a new home, in the next 12 months? The UK lockdowns have given us all a fresh perspective on the homes we inhabit and inspired a new wave of home design and renovation projects.
Despite the ongoing challenges we face in these unprecedented times, construction work can continue in most parts of the UK, and there are still plenty of sources of ideas and advice to help inspire your next home improvement project.
Attend a virtual exhibition
Virtual exhibitions such as the Homebuilding and Renovating Winter Virtual Show (which ran from 16-17 January 2021) attract thousands of digital attendees, and offer a new way to connect with home renovation experts and professional builders for advice and support on upcoming projects.
Get great tips from FMB builders
At the Winter Show, FMB members answered homeowner questions in the Ask the Builder forum ranging from where to find quality tradespeople to the intricacies of putting up plasterboard and far beyond. They also took part in video panel discussions designed to offer insight into the renovation process - you can view recordings below:
Ask the Experts Live
The next virtual Homebuilding and Renovating Show event is Ask the Experts Live, set to run 9 - 12 March 2021. The show offers property owners the chance to ask questions of Master Builders and other home improvement experts about their building and renovation projects.
There will be two FMB member presentations at the show:
- Finding and managing tradespeople, Wednesday 10 March, 10.45am – 11.45am
You'll be spending a lot of time and money with your tradespeople, so it's crucial you assemble a team you trust and will work successfully with. Ask anything from whether you need to hire portable toilets to how many cups of tea a day is too many. This session will feature Master Builders Kelley Malcher of Refresh Renovations and Joseph Cole of All Build Developments.
- Ask a builder, Friday 12 March, 12pm – 1pm
Ever wish you were friends with a builder so you could ask them all your burning questions? Well this is the next best thing. We've teamed up with the FMB to let you put your building questions to a qualified tradesperson. This session will feature Master Builders Sanjay Nairi of Refurb It All Ltd and Joseph Cole of All Build Developments.
So if you’re seeking inspiration, or if you’re unsure about the next step in your build, why not register for free and speak to us at the show? See you there!
Check out our Ultimate Guides
Whether you are just setting out on your home renovation journey or have run into a few bumps along the way, our Ultimate Guides offer extensive information on how best to proceed.
Check out more by clicking on these options:
- A Beginner's Guide to Planning Permission
- Building during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- Building regulations: What you need to know
- Garage Conversions: The Ultimate Guide
- House extensions: The Ultimate Guide
- How to choose a builder
- Loft conversions: The Ultimate Guide
- Party wall agreements: What you need to know
- Planning a bathroom: The Ultimate Guide to renovation and installation
- Planning a kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to renovation and installation
- Why choose a Master Builder?
- Working with your builder
Find a Master Builder near you
Once you are ready to make your dream home renovation project a true success story, it’s time to find a professional builder worthy of the task. Try our free Find a Builder tool today and find independently inspected, reliable Master Builders in your postcode, then message them to arrange a quote for the job – easy!