Welcome to Build Fanatic

Hi there! Welcome to Build Fanatic where our philosophy is simple – no job is too big or small! Our goal is to be the best online resource for improving your home, and for help fixing things around the home. 

Here at Build Fanatic our passion is all things DIY and Home Improvement related. We truly care about providing top notch and up to date advice, tips, and reviews to our audience. 

Build Fanatic started because we noticed that a lot of content you find on Google is very similar, and often inaccurate. It seems like every article you click on gives you the same, generic information. We set out to change that. 

With every article we publish, we aim to provide the best quality advice available on the web.

All content is thoroughly researched and vigorously edited to ensure top quality. 

We never have and never will use AI writing services. In 99% of articles we also use original imagery with annotations to make our guides actionable. In the rare instance that we can’t use original imagery, we give credit to the original photographer.  

If you’d like to contact us, please do so at contact@buildfanatic.com. We regularly review email and love hearing from our readers!

We also have a Facebook page here – https://www.facebook.com/people/Build-Fanatic/100069702971879/

And we have YouTube here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ3uDs7bj6qT6tVGzjc_MkA

And Twitter (or X) here: https://twitter.com/buildfanatic

If you have a complaint to make, please do email us at complaints@buildfanatic.com and we’ll do our best to resolve the issue as soon as possible. 

Who Are We? 

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Ed Reay

Co-Founder, Author

>> About Ed Reay

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Andy Fulenchek

Appliance repair expert, Co-author

>> About Andy Fulenchek 

My Personal Story

Hi, my name is Ed, and I’m the creator behind Build Fanatic!

From a young age, my Dad always encouraged me to get involved in Home Improvement projects around the home. It seemed like every weekend he bought home a new power tool and a trunk full of materials from the local hardware store. From damp proofing basement walls to cementing in fence posts, we tried it all! 

Fast forward 20 years and I have: worked on a construction site, renovated numerous properties, fixed countless appliances and refurbished two campervans! Whenever something in the home is broken, I’ll always try to research what’s wrong with it and try to fix (if it’s safe) it before phoning a professional. 

Ed gardening

Here are the before and after pictures of a kitchen refurbishment that I’m particularly proud of:

Old Living Room
Kitchen being renovated
Finished Kitchen

Alongside Home Improvement, I also enjoy researching topics online. I studied Philosophy at university and so naturally I approach research with a degree of scepticism. When I research topics online, I always try to approach the topic with original research

What this means is reading forum after forum, watching YouTube videos, phoning hardware stores and actually testing things out around my own home. Whilst I don’t have a contractor qualification, I do my best to provide great advice.  

The result is high quality articles with accurate information. Far too many websites approach the ‘game’ by copying other existing articles. But this results in poor quality information being duplicated and published on numerous websites. Build Fanatic doesn’t play by the same rules! 

Right now, I’m enjoying writing topics related to the kitchen, the bathroom, heating and general house information!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit about me. If you’d like to get in touch with me personally, please feel free to send me an email: ed@buildfanatic.com