How To Renovate Workshops

The UK’s only dedicated renovation workshop with both practical and design advice combined in one unique day. Learn how to make your renovation or home makeover bespoke and personalised, on a budget : BOOK HERE

“Summer 2018 sees the launch of one the most unique and exciting home renovation tour and learning days in the UK. Hosted through the brilliant Airbnb Experience platform (never head of it? Have a look here) home renovators, self builders and property experts Sian and Martin host a four hour experience at their project in Manchester, complete with tour, Q&A, and delicious lunch.

The workshops will continue when the property is complete but at the moment guests have a unique opportunity to see an ambitious project 70% completed inside and out, seeing the nuts and bolts of a renovation, how things fit together, what works and what doesn’t and how self builds / renovations come together. With a focus on detail and how to achieve an expert finish, guests learn the secrets to salvage, how to use reclaimed materials, and how to make your reno stand out from the crowd.”


“Sian is a property & interiors expert with 22yrs experience, full of bold and innovative ideas often implemented for her own and client schemes on a budget. She’s had her own show on Channel 5 “Half Built House”, was one of the BBC’s “Getting The Builders In” for Autumn 2017 and is currently the series build project manager for BBC2’s Your Home Made Perfect. With expertise covering everything from damp proofing to upholstery and wallpapering to kitchen layouts, she’s run a specialist building company and self manages 17 rental properties. Bring your property questions, plans and conundrums along!

Martin, aka Mr Moregeous, is Si’s right hand man. 30yrs a fireman with 16yrs  immersed in property, he’s the man who can, and does. As everyone on social media knows, he’s nothing short of a machine.”


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“Interior design ideas abound inside, with amazing tips on creating storage, personalising your home, sourcing unique buys, making trends your own and not following the herd.The nuts and bolts are covered here too. Everything from putting in steels to clever framework, reclaiming materials and reusing salvage, future proof insulating to what you should do yourself, and what you should avoid. And, how to live with no hot water or heating for a year. Without killing each other. Garden questions like pollinator friendly planting, personalising your outdoor space, how to design seating areas, creating the ultimate terrace, what paints to use and nailing exterior design on a budget, are all here at Moregeous Mansions.Where?
The Experience is held at our Edwardian home in Manchester, with lunch eaten outside if the weather is good, which obviously, it always is in Manchester ;-)”

Full details given on booking.



“If you’re first time renovators, homeowners thinking about updating your house, seasoned property flippers needing some new inspiration or those in the middle of a build who are a bit weary and need a bit of a lift – this day is for you.

You’re welcome to also bring you’re own niggling house problem, whether it’s a layout issue, a building problem or even what colour to paint your bedroom. There’s time for a Q&A after lunch. How’s that for a useful day out?”

Dates for 2019:

10 August / 7 September / 2 November

What are you waiting for….. get your tickets HERE, and we’ll see you soon x


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