Property Expert, Journalist & TV presenter Kunle Barker began his construction career whilst studying for a MA at the University of Leeds. In 2004 Kunle set up Illustrious Homes an award winning construction and design management consultancy, specialising in delivering high profile projects, on time, on budget and on quality. To date, Kunle Barker has completed over 8000 residential refurbishments, 120 schools and three sports centre refits as well as countless private renovations.
More recently Kunle was appointed as Head of Design & Delivery for property developer Melt Homes where he will be working alongside the existing team £65m+ of developments including a 166 unit hotel in London.
His knowledge is in high demand and he has delivered high profile TV projects for Alan Titchmarsh and Sarah Beeny as well as co-presenting the TV shows. He was recently appointed to co-present the new ITV1 primetime show ‘Love Your Home & Garden’ working along side TV veteran Alan Titchmarsh where he was selected for his down to earth credibility and proven business credentials. Recently Kunle appeared in a new series with Sarah Beeny called ‘Renovate Don’t Relocate’.
Kunle speaks on construction and building topics at Grand Designs Live and UK Construction Week along-side Kevin McCloud, and is part of the expert line up for Ideal Home Show with Charlie Luxton & Phil Spencer. This year, Kunle has been selected as the Grand Theatre Presenter & Curator for Grand Designs Live 2019.
Regarded highly in the industry, he sits on expert panels for construction and property events working closely with Kevin McCloud. He regularly writes for national publications and Grand Designs Magazine offering expert advice on all things property related.
Kunle regularly produces video content, which is published on his Kunle Barker TV YouTube channel.