Simon has taught DIY skills to thousands of people, since he started the DIY School. His background in property renovation has given him a vast knowledge of different skills that people either have never been taught, or are keen to learn. Knowing what its like to take on a home renovation project means that he can talk to people in similar situations and guide them through the miriad of building jargon and myths!
He started renovating properties out of necessity, as he was fed up with shoddy work on his own home from the people he hired. After giving up his job and working for two years alongside his best friend who was a seasoned builder, he learnt that its not all cups of tea and bacon butties, but some pretty hard graft! He started up his own business in property renovation, but wanted to raise the bar in terms of quality and service to the customer.
His work was always being recommended and people kept asking, "how do you do this" and "how do you do that". It was this that led ultimately to the idea of teaching people how to do their own DIY to a high standard. Now he teaches and runs www.theDIYschool.co.uk, which after 11 years has become the UK's favourite place to go to learn new DIY and building skills