"I have commissioned work from Debbie Jeffery for some time and have been impressed with her research and ability to deliver detailed content on deadline - sometimes before deadline! She always strives to find interesting case studies and adopts a thoroughly professional approach."

Bernie Herlihy, Executive Editor
Country Homes & Interiors, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Livingetc


"Debbie was one of the writers we built Homebuilding & Renovating around and she continues to be a go-to writer and source of amazing stories. She produces perfectly balanced content and mixes tireless attention to detail with a lovely sense of pace."

Jason Orme, Editor
Homebuilding & Renovating

"Debbie Jeffery has been writing for SelfBuild & Design magazine for more than 17 years, contributing articles on a wide range of subjects, from case studies to interviews with leading figures in the industry. I have always found Debbie to be the consummate professional."

Ross Stokes, Editor
SelfBuild & Design magazine


"I have worked with Debbie on a series of magazine features and find her to be one of the best freelance writers I have ever had the pleasure to work with, thanks to her straightforward approach, excellent organisation and deep knowledge. Her writing skills are second to none, of course, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her as one of the outstanding freelance writers working in the property sector today."

Steven Harding
Goodfellow Communications


"Debbie has written numerous home-related articles for Build It magazine, and never fails to deliver great copy. She is a fantastic and precise writer and compiles engaging and interesting features – I would recommend her services without hesitation."

Anna-Marie DeSouza, Editor
Build It Magazine


"I have known Debbie Jeffery for a long time. I am an architect and have had many articles about our work published through Debbie's excellent work, for which I remain grateful. What I like about Debbie is her clarity; clarity in first listening and then in writing. This is rare. Her writing is focused and is so easy to read and understand. A number of our clients have made glowing comments about the articles which have been written by her. What we have been told is that there are so many new things they have discovered and come to appreciate as a result of reading her articles."

Shahriar Nasser
Belsize Architects Ltd


"Having worked with Debbie over many years we have found her knowledge and understanding of the self-build market second to none. She has interviewed many of our clients, all of whom have been extremely complimentary about her professionalism and understanding of the construction process. She has written numerous case studies and provided them to magazines in our sector of the market, and has assisted greatly in promoting our company name as one of the market leaders."

Terry Mahoney, Marketing Project Manager
On behalf of Kingspan Potton


Dear Debbie,

I would just like to write and congratulate you on the extremely good article you wrote in SelfBuild & Design magazine about our cottage in West Buckland. Your attention to detail and the effect you portrayed in the magazine was amazing. Denise and I found you a delight to work with - well done and all the best for your future. 

Yours sincerely 

Denise and Clive Wells 


"Working with Debbie has been a smooth and enjoyable experience. Her bubbly and polite approach has put me at ease, especially knowing she has the responsibility of interviewing my customers - an experience that some people can find a bit unnerving. Debbie is able to make them feel relaxed, which makes for a much better interview. I find Debbie’s articles get the right balance between not tampering with the interviewee’s comments too much but at the same time making sure it all flows and sticks to the point."

James Bernard, Director
Plus Rooms


"Debbie has been writing for Homebuilding & Renovating since our launch issue some 22 years ago, and has been an integral part of the team over the last two decades. From heat pumps to Habitat, her well-crafted copy exhibits a thorough understanding of both the design and technical elements which go into creating a home. Debbie always meets a deadline — in fact, she usually delivers a couple of weeks before!"

Claire Lloyd, Deputy Editor
Homebuilding & Renovating


"Debbie wrote a wonderful article for me on interiors. She was a delight to work with, a kind and sensitive journalist who listened and interpreted what I said in detail."

Holly Keeling
Interior Designer