Episodes
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Do you ever wonder if it’s OK to ask your architect certain questions? Are they just silly? Are you over stepping your mark? Perhaps they have already explained something to you but you don’t understand the lingo or want further clarification. In this week’s podcast, James and Juliette discuss the questions it is OK to ask your architect. Spoiler: the answer is anything! From...
Published 07/08/19
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Do you ever wonder if it’s OK to ask your architect certain questions? Are they just silly? Are you over stepping your mark? Perhaps they have already explained something to you but you don’t understand the lingo or want further clarification. In this week’s podcast, James and Juliette discuss the questions it is OK to ask your architect. Spoiler: the answer is anything! From...
Published 07/08/19
Published 07/08/19
In episode 104, James speaks to interior designer Sarah on the topic of kitchen vs interior design. Can an interior designer offer you more for your money? Is the free design package offered by your local kitchen store REALLY free? Are the people fitting your kitchen actually even employed by the store? With many seeing the kitchen as the heart of the home, it is so important to make sure you get the kitchen you really want that works in a way that suits your life. So why limit yourself...
Published 07/01/19
In episode 104, James speaks to interior designer Sarah on the topic of kitchen vs interior design. Can an interior designer offer you more for your money? Is the free design package offered by your local kitchen store REALLY free? Are the people fitting your kitchen actually even employed by the store? With many seeing the kitchen as the heart of the home, it is so important to make sure you get the kitchen you really want that works in a way that suits your life. So why limit yourself...
Published 07/01/19
On this week’s podcast Juliette talks us through what she believes is one of the most important parts of every home renovation, windows. Windows are often costlier than people realise and so it’s important that you go shopping knowing exactly what you are looking for. Juliette talks us through the different types of window and the advantages and disadvantages involved with each. Juliette also explains the price tag attached to each type of window and gives her professional (and personal)...
Published 06/24/19
On this week’s podcast Juliette talks us through what she believes is one of the most important parts of every home renovation, windows. Windows are often costlier than people realise and so it’s important that you go shopping knowing exactly what you are looking for. Juliette talks us through the different types of window and the advantages and disadvantages involved with each. Juliette also explains the price tag attached to each type of window and gives her professional (and personal)...
Published 06/24/19
In this week’s quick pod episode James uses his experience renovating over 250 homes in the UK to give us his top tips on reading quotations correctly. James explains why sometimes, opting for the cheapest quotation is not always the best option, and may actually end up costing you more money further down the line. By focusing on the numbers, rather than the meat of the quotation, we can make some crucial mistakes. Recognising how life changing it can be to have a house renovation, James...
Published 06/17/19
In this week’s quick pod episode James uses his experience renovating over 250 homes in the UK to give us his top tips on reading quotations correctly. James explains why sometimes, opting for the cheapest quotation is not always the best option, and may actually end up costing you more money further down the line. By focusing on the numbers, rather than the meat of the quotation, we can make some crucial mistakes. Recognising how life changing it can be to have a house renovation, James...
Published 06/17/19
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none; background-color: #ffffff} In this weeks podcast James speaks to Charlie Allwood from Urbanist Architecture. Urbanist Architecture is best known as London's most successful planning...
Published 06/11/19
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none; background-color: #ffffff} In this weeks podcast James speaks to Charlie Allwood from Urbanist Architecture. Urbanist Architecture is best known as London's most successful planning...
Published 06/11/19
We made it! Episode 100 We would like to thank all of our contributors and listeners that have made this happen. Back in June 2017, we started this podcast to help the homeowner with the their renovation needs, whilst providing a platform where they can learn from experts in the industry. We also wanted to be a loud voice for all of the industry professionals out their that really do make a positive difference to anyone looking to renovate. In this episode we discuss the blueprint guide to...
Published 06/03/19
We made it! Episode 100. We would like to thank all of our contributors and listeners that have made this happen. Back in June 2017, we started this podcast to help the homeowner with the their renovation needs, whilst providing a platform where they can learn from experts in the industry. We also wanted to be a loud voice for all of the industry professionals out their that really do make a positive difference to anyone looking to renovate. In this episode we discuss the blueprint guide to...
Published 06/03/19
This week Juliette speaks with Sara WillCox of Format Design about how to get the lighting design of your home right.  She walks us through all the different spaces in the home, giving us great tips for each space individually, as well as explaining the main principles of great lighting design that apply to every room.
Published 05/27/19
This week Juliette speaks with Sara WillCox of Format Design about how to get the lighting design of your home right.  She walks us through all the different spaces in the home, giving us great tips for each space individually, as well as explaining the main principles of great lighting design that apply to every room.
Published 05/27/19
If you are planning to renovate this year and its your first time that’s great and it’s exciting but there may be things you haven’t thought about so reduce the risk of disappointment James spends time talking to you about some little things to consider and expect to happen during your renovation. Renovating your home should be an enjoyable experience and by listening to this short episode helps make that happen. Best of luck renovating!Sorry for the late publishing of this episode, or first...
Published 05/14/19
If you are planning to renovate this year and its your first time that’s great and it’s exciting but there may be things you haven’t thought about so reduce the risk of disappointment James spends time talking to you about some little things to consider and expect to happen during your renovation. Renovating your home should be an enjoyable experience and by listening to this short episode helps make that happen. Best of luck renovating!Sorry for the late publishing of this episode, or first...
Published 05/14/19
In this weeks episode James and Juliette discuss the kinds of questions you should be asking your Architect.
Published 05/06/19
Architects are considered one of the most important people to hire for your project, highly experienced and full of knowledge, but have you ever felt awkward about asking an Architect a question or avoided asking for the worry off it sounding odd?   In this weeks episode James and Juliette discuss the kinds of questions you should be asking your Architect.   COMPETITION TIME! TO WIN £100/$100 IN VOUCHERS!!To celebrate the run up to our 100th Episode, we are ask you to leave us a review in...
Published 05/06/19
On this weeks episode James speaks with Juliette our co-host in Chicago, all about her first home. She has finally bought a lovely apartment and plans to renovate it, her husband and her have been spending time treating it apart and remove one particular piece of the construction that didn’t quite go with their vision for the place. COMPETITION TIME! TO WIN £100/$100 IN VOUCHERS!!To celebrate the run up to our 100th Episode, we are ask you to leave us a review in iTunes, Spotify or your...
Published 04/29/19
On this weeks episode James speaks with Juliette our co-host in Chicago, all about her first home. She has finally bought a lovely apartment and plans to renovate it, her husband and her have been spending time treating it apart and remove one particular piece of the construction that didn’t quite go with their vision for the place. COMPETITION TIME! TO WIN £100/$100 IN VOUCHERS!!To celebrate the run up to our 100th Episode, we are ask you to leave us a review in iTunes, Spotify or your...
Published 04/29/19
This week James talks to James Bryant, director of Cut My Plastic a bespoke plastic sheet cutting company based in West Sussex, UK. They discuss the applications of plastic sheeting, with particular regard to plastic splashbacks used in the home.
Published 04/21/19
This week James talks to James Bryant, director of Cut My Plastic a bespoke plastic sheet cutting company based in West Sussex, UK. They discuss the applications of plastic sheeting, with particular regard to plastic splashbacks used in the home.   We love pumping out new content every week to help homeowners across the world discovery more about the industry which in turn save them money and time on their project and we love speaking up for the great trades and professional in the industry...
Published 04/21/19
On this week's episode James speaks to Jamie and Charlotte about the beginning of their journey into renovation on a buy to let property that is a grade 2 listed property, so not a easy one to start with. They have previous experience in renovating their first property in Surrey Quays London and also went through the experience of applying for a lease extension. Don’t forget to listen out to next week's episode when we are launching our competition worth £100.00 in celebration leading up to...
Published 04/14/19
On this week's episode James speaks to Jamie and Charlotte about the beginning of their journey into renovation on a buy to let property that is a grade 2 listed property, so not a easy one to start with. They have previous experience in renovating their first property in Surrey Quays London and also went through the experience of applying for a lease extension. Don’t forget to listen out to next week's episode when we are launching our competition worth £100.00 in celebration leading up to...
Published 04/14/19