About the Rated People blog

Welcome to our blog. This is the go-to place for realising the potential of your home. Whether you’re looking for the latest trends, design ideas or tips from those in the know, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find content dedicated to these topics under Inspiration.

Community is where we talk topics for both our homeowners and tradespeople, including personal stories, topics from guest bloggers and info on the events we hold. We’ll give some behind-the-scenes access to life here at Rated People and keep you up to date with our community work.

We’re also keen to hear from you – get in touch if you’ve got a story to tell about your home improvement projects, both big and small.

Trade zone is where you’ll find a series of posts dedicated to our tradespeople. You’ll notice guest posts from a wide range of authors specialising in small business management. There’ll be all sorts of advice from building up trust in your business to managing cash flow.  Keep an eye out for tips from our tradespeople as they share the stories behind their businesses.

Have something you’d like us to write about? We’d love to hear from you.

Email our team at [email protected] find us on Facebook or Twitter.

You can also find out more about what we do and who we are on our website.

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Natalie White

Managing Editor

If you’ve ever wondered what the weirdest or most wonderful materials there are on the market, chances are Natalie’s written about them. Natalie has a keen eye for interior design and can also be found reviewing the home improvement shows across the UK. Keep an eye out for her write-ups to stay in the know about the latest trends.

Read Natalie’s blog posts here.


Phil Spencer


Phil Spencer is our Buy It expert. He has a wealth of home improvement and property tips that he’s not afraid to share. If you’re looking for ways to add value to your home, look no further.

You can browse his blog posts here.

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Iain Aitch

Contributing Writer

Iain is a London-based writer who works as a journalist for a number of newspapers and magazines. He has also written two books, one of which is a hilarious lexicon about Britishness – Iain is a Brit through and through!

Read Iain’s blog posts here.

Rachel Ogden

Rachel Ogden

Contributing Writer

Rachel has been writing about homes for the last seven years, contributing to titles such as Real Homes, Living Etc, Country Homes & Interiors, Beautiful Kitchens, Good Homes, Style at Home and Country Life. She’s always to be found in the kitchen at parties, usually critiquing the ergonomics of the layout. She lives in Surrey and is a keen blogger and travel writer in her spare time.

Read Rachel’s blog posts here.