Ask the Experts
In association with
Real Homes magazine
No matter the size, stage or scale of your project, speaking to an expert is invaluable!
At The National Home Improvement Show 2013, it was all covered!
From design and layout, to finance, planning, energy efficiency and interiors- plus so much more, our experts were on hand to give FREE one-to-one consultations!
Below is a list of the experts that were at the 2013 event giving free advice to our visitors.
With twenty years design experience Julia is enjoying phenomenal success within the interior design industry, having worked on far-ranging projects. Her passion lies in two main areas, renovating old properties and self-build eco homes.
Real Homes Magazine editor-in-chief Michael Holmes is one of the country's leading property experts. An experienced self-builder and renovator, he has real hands on experience within the industry.
Oliver Heath is an eco and architectural expert with over 14 years of experience in the industry. He has established a wide media profile including television appearances on BBC and writing three books. Oliver is also an avid designer of what he describes as 'urban eco chic' products.
Matt James is a garden designer, gardening columnist and university lecturer who rose to fame with Channel 4's The City Gardener. He is now giving expert advice on ITV's Love Your Garden.
Hugo Tugman is a self-build design expert who contributes to Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine and also presents seminars and expert advice at the National Home Improvement Show.
On leaving school Chris went into the building trade and completed his apprenticeship as a carpenter. Project management soon followed with Chris then completing a professional qualification as a Chartered Builder.
Roger Hunt is an award winning writer with a particular interest in both sustainable and vernacular architecture and the materials and techniques used in construction.
His work appears in a variety of magazines including Period Living, Homebuilding & Renovating and Real Homes.
Jennifer Newton as a journalist of 20 years talks and writes about all aspects of personal finance, property and consumer issues. Jennifer each month writes the Money News pages for Real Homes magazine
Technical Secretary at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and a Chartered Building Surveyor with an MSc in the Conservation of Buildings. He is responsible for the Society’s technical activities, including enquiries, publications and courses of a technical nature.