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Sian Astley Biography – Sian Astley Wiki
Sian Astley is an interior designer, project manager, property renovator, landlord and DIYer. She is known for appearing on BBC1’s DIY SOS, BBC2’s Your Home Made Perfect, BBC1’s Getting The Builders In, Channel 5’s Half Built House and ITV’s May The Best House Win.
Sian set up her own building company in 1996 with only £1 and a grant from the Prince’s Trust. She told Love Money: “I saw a sign saying you can buy a new-build flat for a pound, with a 100% mortgage. I’d been homeless, I’d never had a chance to buy my own house, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get some stability and security which, for me, is what houses represent.”
Sian and her husband and business partner Martin Sykes have built their portfolio by identifying houses and then giving them a bit of TLC before putting them onto the rental market.
Her original career plan was law and she moved from Blackburn to study it at Manchester University in 1990. She completed her studies and was contemplating heading to London to do her formal placement to become a barrister. She spent a few years working in marketing and at JW Johnson’s Bar and Restaurant. But as soon as she found her way into property she knew she’d found her ideal job.
The only other industry she’s connected with naturally is television, where she’s appeared on Channel 4’s Property Ladder and as a regular host on Channel M’s Homesmine. At the age of 42, Sian took on her biggest TV role of all as presenter of Channel 5’s Half Built House.
In early 2022, Sian was the on-screen interior designer and project manager for DIYSOS’s Fegg Hayes Stoke “Big Build”. In 2018-20 Sian was the series launch build project manager for the first 15 houses featured on the BBC hit show Your Home Made Perfect. Sian’s work has been TV featured on BBC1’s Getting The Builders In, Channel 5’s Half Built House and ITV’s May The Best House Win.
Sian’s work has been press featured in the Sunday Times, Real Homes, Ideal Home, 25 Beautiful Homes, House Beautiful, and Move or Improve.
Sian Astley Age
DIY SOS interior designer Sian Astley was born in 1970. She is 53 years old as of 2023.
Sian Astley Husband
Property expert Sian Astley is married to her husband Martin Sykes, a retired fireman. They jointly own the interior design firm, Moregeous.
Sian Astley Net Worth
Sian Astley’s net worth is estimated to be £5million. She started in property with just a £1 deposit and now boasts a proliferating property portfolio, which in 2012, was at least 22 homes with an estimated value of £2.5million, according to the Manchester Evening News.
“Within a couple of years it had gone up £15,000, which doesn’t sound like a lot now but when you start with £1 that seems like a fortune,” Sian said about her journey into property ownership. “So we sold the flat, bought a wreck in Stockport, which lifted in value, and sold that a year later. I just kept doing that.”
Sian Astley DIY SOS
Interior designer Sian Astley joined the BBC DIY SOS team in early 2022. She was the on-screen interior designer and project manager for DIYSOS’s Fegg Hayes Stoke “Big Build”. The BBC DIY SOS team were in Stoke-on-Trent for a project on behalf of the local Sylvester Community Trust. The team in Fegg Hayes included Nick Knowles, project manager Mark Millar, builder Julian Perryman, plasterer Chris Frediani and electrician Billy Byrne.
Sian announced the news in January 2022, writing on Twitter: “Bit of news from me, I’m thrilled & honoured to be taking part in the @DIYSOS Big Build in February, assisting with PM and design duties.”
She added: “Cannot wait to work alongside the long-time team and the extraordinary volunteers who do all the hard work!!”
Sian Astley Instagram
Sian Astley’s Instagram handle is @makeitmoregeous.