Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson has been part of The Independent's online team since 2007 and writes The Home Front property column. He was shortlisted for Property Columnist of the Year in the 2015 LSL Property Press Awards. He has been writing about microarchitecture on his internationally-acclaimed website Shedworking since 2006 and is the author of three books, Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution, Bookshelf, and Improbable Libraries. He' also a half-decent snooker player.

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Build your own shed, and have space for some 'me' time

Whether they are garden offices, gyms, chill-out pads, or simply additional room space

Inside the chalet where David Tennant's character DI Alec Hardy lives during the second series of Broadchurch

Buy in 'Broadchurch'; Mansion Tax around the UK; HS2 help: The Home Front

A roundup of the week's property stories

Three bedroom detached house in Hertford Heath, Hertford, on at £795,000 with Hetheringtons.
St Albans Cathedral Choristers taking time out from their rehearsals for some snowballing

Choristers at Christmas: Midnight Mass and the end of an era

It’s impossible to imagine Christmas without music. The choristers at St Albans Cathedral tell Alex Johnson what makes this time of year particularly special for them and their families.

Five bed detached house for sale, Heath Road, Petersfield GU31. On for £1,599,995 with Henry Adams

Sales of million pound properties outside London at new high

The number of Londoners who have bought in Bath has doubled this year

House prices continuing to 'soften', says new report

House prices are growing at their slowest rate for 11 months, says Nationwide.

Three bed detached house for sale, Glen Cottage, Conksbury, Youlgrave, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45. Offers in region of £350,000. On with Saxton Mee.

House prices in market towns outpacing their county neighbours

The average house price in market towns across England has risen from £179,535 in 2004 to £240,121 in 2014

Annual rents in Scotland are increasing more rapidly than in England and Wales

Scottish rents rising faster than the rest of the UK

New tenancies in the UK soaring

First-time buyer figures are rising in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

First-time buyer figures rising in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: Property news update

Plus, new homes in Scotland, renters struggling with upkeep, and how good an investment is property?

Bristol: one of the three cities with the highest house price growth year-on-year

House prices in all UK's top 20 cities up more than five per cent

Biggest annual growth in Cambridge, Bristol, and London 

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