The abundance of ways to make your self-build more accessible

Nobody knows what the future holds. Sometimes, illnesses can make everyday life...

Discover which form of self-building is right for you

Self-build homes come in all shapes and sizes – and self-build projects span everything from a simple porch extension to an entirely new house...

How to build a garden room

This month, TG Escapes discusses how to build a garden room from start to finish...

Four ways to light your self-build’s facade

How can light be applied to the facade of a house to create a certain mood, give it an identity or provide a focal point? It can be applied in a number of ways via...

What you need to know about wood-burning stoves

Chris Baines, Managing Director at Mendip Stoves, addresses your concerns surrounding particulate matter emissions from wood-burning stoves...

Case Studies

Project Inspiration

Contracts and Legalities

Those who buy below market value and improve properties to remortgage and recycle their cash are struggling to make the sums add up now that there’s a hefty 3% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) surcharge to pay. Have you considered the ways of saving on SDLT? Here, Philip Peters at Whiting & Partners explains more.
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VAT can be claimed back on a variety of features of a self-build or conversion project. Here Lisa Smith, Tax Manager at Whiting & Partners, explains more.
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Hard-pressed listed property owners have launched a national petition calling on the chancellor to reduce VAT on repairs and approved alterations to their homes.
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At the Right to Build Expo Exeter, the Right to Build Task Force announced that Teignbridge District Council and its GESP partners are to trial a new custom- and self-build evidence tool for planners.
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