About & Work With

Thanks for your interest in working with me, Sian Astley, and/or with Team Moregeous. Here’s a little more about what I do and some work history, but if you have any other questions or proposals at all, don’t hesitate to get in touch below.

If you follow me on social, I know, I always seem busy. I am busy, but I can ALWAYS make space for interesting work suggestions / projects.


Lady Builder

Started in property in 1996, setting up a specialist damp & timber company. 24yrs experience back to brick renovating both period and contemporary homes, over 220 properties in total. Unusually hands-on expertise in many areas of renovation. No nonsense, northern, loves working with (good) trades. Maybe a bit bossy. Practical knowledge and expertise in all areas of renovations.

Airbnb Superhost

Runs two gorgeous Manchester Airbnbs with Mr Moregeous. The Pad and also the solo traveller Crash Pad, both fully self contained. Superhosts since 2018 with over 300 glowing reviews.

WorkshopHost

Launched “How To Renovate” workshops in 2018 through the Airbnb Experiences medium. 5 star reviews, journalist covered, totally unique. New for 2020 “The Treasure Tingle”, a workshop focused on sustainably using reclamation and salvage to create and enhance bespoke, unique interiors & exteriors. Hopefully these will get going again in 2020!

Corporate Design Work

Creates and works on shoot and TV ad sets for companies such as Triton, Soak Bathrooms and Magnet Kitchens. Design and physical building / decor work.

Build Project Manager

Highly experienced at project management of renovation properties. Successfully & simultaneously PM’d 15 properties across the UK for the BBC2’s hit series “Your Home Made Perfect” for Remarkable TV as launch Build Project Manager.

Interior & Exterior Design

Often employed by private clients to create spectacular interiors or garden projects. Not as active for private clients due to recent TV work. Worked on Your Home Made Perfect to create some of the unique and bespoke interior looks to enhance the incredible architecture which wowed audiences in the reveals.

Speaker / Host

Renovation & interiors expert speaker for the national Homebuilding and Renovation Show at Birmingham NEC and Excel London.

Social Media & Content

Active on Instagram creating Live videos and How To’s in personal, non-sponsored content. Sporadically written a property, interiors and lifestyle blog since 2008.

Please note I don’t accept guest posts x

Serial Renovator

Bought first do-er-upper in 1998. Many moves later the current project is Moregeous HQ, or Moregeous Mansions as it’s known on Instagram. Bought as a run down rental in the heart of studentsville, a large Edwardian property which has been transformed into a much loved home. Extended, taken back to brick, future proofed, fiddled with to within an inch of its life. Still no kitchen 😉

Landlord

Bought first rental property in 2001. Owns and self manages 17 rental units. Extremely well looked after and affordable portfolio with high standards of interiors. Great relationship with all our tenants. Not your usual landlord.

TV Work

Behind the scenes with Your Home Made Perfect but on screen experience with several other property series. Teamed with Manchester builder Jon Rebbeck to win three fabulous projects on BBC1’s Getting The Builders In. Presented Channel 5’s Half Built House, transforming the homes of four DIY disaster couples. Presented Channel M Manchester’s Homesmine. Known for going head to head with Sarah Beeny on Channel 4’s Property Ladder.

Supper Clubs

The Moregeous outdoor garden BBQs, Asados and indoor supper clubs. Hosted by Sian and Martin with incredible guest chefs, brands and suppliers. Superb food in a unique setting.


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