Dancing on Ice star Billie Faiers finally starts renovating her £1.4M Essex home

TOWIE alum Billie Faiers and her husband Greg Shepherd are to begin renovations on their luxury Essex home.

The couple are planning to knock down the property they bought for £1.4million over a year ago and then build their new dream home.

Greg took to Instagram earlier this month to herald the big changes on the way, penning: “So finally next week after a year trying to get planning permission. Works will begin! Let’s do this! #allthegearnoidea #shepthebuilder.”

He had shared an image of himself in a high-visibility jacket and a construction helmet to show how well-prepared he would be.

According to Mail Online, Billie said: “The house is so old, whoever was going to buy it was going to have to renovate.

“There’s only one neighbour to the side of us and he had a lot of reasons as to why he didn’t want us to go ahead, but it was getting a bit silly in the end.”

Billie and husband Greg Shepherd have a daughter named Nelly and son Arthur. They have big plans for the family home.

The former TOWIE star also notes that the pressure has only just begun as they work on the renovations despite the “long journey” to get htere.

The publication reports that the planning application submitted to Brentwood Council notes there will be five bedrooms, with the master boasting a large dressing room and en-suite bathroom.

Meanwhile, Billie and Greg’s children Nelly, six, and Arthur, three, will have their own play room, but so will Greg himself as the garage becomes a gym and games area.

The couple's Essex home will receive both side and front extensions
The couple’s Essex home will receive both side and front extensions

The plan also shows how the landscape will be changed through renovations
The plan also shows how the landscape will be changed through renovations

The house will also have a two-story side extension, while there will also be single extensions to both the front and the rear of the property.

Elsewhere, the couple will re-landscape the entire outside grounds of the property too.

Meanwhile, Billie herself is currently competing with professional skater Mark Hanretty on the 2021 series of Dancing on Ice.

The gorgeous mock-up of the entrance to Billie and Greg's home
The gorgeous mock-up of the entrance to Billie and Greg’s home

Billie Faiers is currently competing in Dancing on Ice
Billie Faiers is currently competing in Dancing on Ice

Billie previously appeared on The Only Way Is Essex from 2010 to 2016, along with Sam & Billie: The Mummy Diaries with her sister Sam Faiers since 2016.

*Dancing on Ice continues on Sunday nights on ITV.

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