Going underground in Dulwich

A chef and his wife turned a tired Dulwich Victorian villa into a sleek yet practical family home - after spotting the potential of its huge, windowless basement.

Renting guide: Bromley

Young professional couples and families, priced out of Dulwich and Blackheath, snap up the two-bedroom flats and three- and four-bedroom houses in Bromley.

Penge: new homes

Point 160 is a conversion of a Sixties office block on Croydon Road, near Penge in south-east London

Ten steps to the perfect extension

More people are deciding to improve their homes with extensions, loft conversions and basement rooms instead of moving. Michael Holmes of the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show gives his top tips for adding value and space to your home while keeping the costs down