While the rest of the country gets to grips with what the Government's housing White Paper means for their home moving intentions, there's a growing army of house buyers quietly crossing the line into property development.

We're not talking about experienced property moguls creating huge developments but one-man-bands who buy a home with potential, update anything that's tired or broken and resell the property once complete.

The trend has even caught the eye of TV producers, who have commissioned a new show for Channel 5 airing now, called Climbing the Property Ladder. The series follows every-day individuals who are pouring their savings into property development, catching them getting to grips with bricks and budgets.

It's a fascinating watch and no doubt will encourage more people to buy that 'doer-upper'. If you're inspired, your local estate agent will be able to show you a number of properties for sale with development potential, as well as advise you on re-sale values once transformed.