Sian Astley

Sian’s extensive practical knowledge of all things property sets her apart from other presenters as an expert who’s learnt ‘on the job’ as opposed to through TV presenting, though the two now run side by side.

New for 2017 and together with partner Martin, or Mr Moregeous as he is known on social media, Sian is appearing as a design & build expert on the newly commissioned BBC daytime show, “Getting The Builders In”, an informative and warm format marrying homeowners with local builders on a wide range of renovation jobs.

In 2012, she fronted a series of four episodes of Channel 5’s Half Built House, in which she battled with the builders to get the most & best work done on the DIY disaster homes featured. With over a million viewers per episode, the shows were a hit with the property addicted viewers and were a very honest representation of the often stressful process of home renovations.

Her TV appearances began in 2002 on Channel 4’s Property Ladder in an infamous episode where she and the show’s presenter Sarah Beeny did not see eye to eye, plus a subsequent revisit in 2005, where Sarah candidly admitted that Sian had done phenomenally well. This led to a great deal of press interest with her property and media career going from strength to strength.

Previously on Sky’s Channel M for Manchester’s Homesmine show, Sian visited national design shows to highlight the latest interior trends, interviewed designer makers and showcased new developments interviewing everyone from residents, architects and managing directors. Sian has featured on ‘Relocation Relocation Relocation’ as a Manchester residential lettings expert. Her renovation of a Grade II listed cottage won it’s episode of ITV’s ‘May The Best House Win’ and she also acted as a female mentor on BBC3’s ‘How to Live with Women’.

Sian is a TV natural, knowledgeable and relaxed, a skilled interviewer and confident for camera. She frequently appears on guest panels for property professional events, hosts social media events for brands and chairs property & design events. Her relaxed manner and friendly style, allied to her considerable knowledge of the property industry means she is just as at home chatting with the ‘chippy’ or a company chairman.

Setting up her own specialist building company and buying her first apartment in 1996, Sian has enjoyed 21 years hands on experience as a lady builder, renovator and developer, re-designing and refurbishing hundreds of properties for herself and clients, significantly raising property values through innovative & intuitive design, in both boom years and recessions.

Starting with just £1, she now self-manages her own portfolio of residential properties, all having undergone back-to-brick refurbishments with works designed and project managed by herself. Trading as Moregeous – making properties not just gorgeous but more than gorgeous – Sian provides design services, invaluable advice, expertise and building work for clients anxiously looking to get the best value for their money. She re-thinks homes, organizes all the works, controls the builders and ensures everything is finished off to the very highest specification.

However, appearances can be deceptive and although petite looking, Sian is renowned for getting her hands dirty, jumping in and out of skips and generally getting stuck in on site at every opportunity. Surprising to many, Sian has for 11 years also managed a chronic pain condition and can offer expert opinion on the effects and management of such conditions, showing those who want to, can and will.

She recently spearheaded in a successful campaign to save from closure one of the UK’s last remaining Edwardian Baths in Withington, Manchester and now acts as trustee for the registered charity which now runs the building.

She writes the Moregeous blog which has over 100,000 unique viewers annually and is very active on social media. For the last two years she has also been self-building and renovating a large Edwardian property due for completion and launch as a location and pop up venue for Spring 2018. In her spare time she is a keen cook.