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Kunle Barker - Property & Building Expert

Love Your Home & Garden presenter Kunle began his building career whilst studying for an MA at the University of Leeds. After several successful developments, Kunle founded Illustrious Homes, an award-winning construction and design management company.

Kunle has recently co-hosted his second series alongside Alan Titchmarsh of the ITV1 primetime show Love Your Home & Garden, where he has overseen the show's property development and renovations whilst co-presenting with Alan. He also became a contributing onscreen building expert to Sarah Beeny’s new series for Really, Renovate, Don't Relocate, which broadcast in 2019.

Boosted by the profile of the show, and his impeccable expertise, Kunle has become the main Host Presenter for Grand Designs Live and is a regular speaker at the Ideal Home Show live events where he draws crowds with his fantastic knowledge of all things to do with design and build. He has also become a regular contributing writer to Grand Designs Magazine every month.


A property developer in his own right, Kunle has bought and sold property both in the UK and abroad. His expertise has been recognised across the industry, hosting the RIBA London Awards, judged the International Property Awards and been key note speaker at the IPAX Asia Pacific Awards.


To date Kunle’s company has delivered over 8,000 residential refurbishments, 120 Schools and 3 sports centre refits as well as countless private renovations, working on high profile projects such as West Hampstead Square and the military rehabilitation unit at Headley Court in Surrey which was opened by HRH Prince of Wales.

A committed fundraiser for the homeless charity, CRASH, Kunle has raised over £15,000 for the charity running several marathons, triathlons, and even trekking to Everest Base Camp for good causes.

Kunle lives less than a mile from where he was born in North West London with his wife and 2 Children. He is a keen cyclist and in his spare time enjoys writing and baking bread. He also owns a Spanish Yoga retreat where he and his family escape whenever the opportunity arises!

For further information please contact Kunle Barker's agent, andrew@cloud9management.co.uk



Love Your Home & Garden (ITV1)

Renovate, Don't Relocate  (Really)

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Kunle Barker is in high demand as a host and keynote speaker on all matters to do with property, renovation and building. To book him for your event please contact andrew@cloud9management.co.uk 

Images (c) Chris Alexander