Roger Hunt studied stage management at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then worked in film, television and photography. Loving history, and having been intrigued by building techniques and materials since childhood, he started writing about buildings. He is now an award winning writer and blogger specialising in sustainability, old houses, housebuilding and traditional and modern building materials.
Roger is the co-author, with Marianne Suhr, of Old House Handbook and the newly published companion volume Old House Eco Handbook, both in association with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. He is the author of Rural Britain: Then and Now, a celebration of the British countryside featuring photographs from The Francis Frith Collection; Villages of England; and Hidden Depths, an archaeological exploration of Surrey's past. He also contributed a chapter to the Reader's Digest book The Story of Where you Live and wrote Hamptons International's millennium book The House 1000-2000.
His work has appeared in numerous magazines including Period Living, House & Garden, Grand Designs, Homebuilding & Renovating, Real Homes and Listed Heritage. He is sustainability correspondent for Show House, a title aimed at the housebuilding industry.
Roger Tweets regularly and, as well as blogging on his own huntwriter.com site, is a guest blogger on sustainability for British Gas.
He was named Sustainable Property Journalist of the Year at the LSL Property Press Awards 2013 and B2B Property Journalist of the Year at the Headline Property Awards 2008. His huntwriter.com blog won Best Blog and Best Eco Home Blog at the PrimeLocation.com Blog Awards 2011.
Roger is a judge of the What House? Awards for new housing and is on the editorial board of the magazine of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). He has lectured for the SPAB and at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, the National Home Improvement Show and Ecobuild.
Roger is interested in landscaping gardens and renovating houses. Although based in the UK, his latest renovation project is a 1900 house on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, USA.