Building for a breathtaking view

Christopher Ploutarhou’s parents had owned the same plot of land in Cyprus for many years and he’d always loved it there...

A concrete canvas

When Kent-based Architect Brian Heron and his wife Ayesha discovered a disused water tank space on one of Bethnal Green’s iconic tower...

Turn your house into a custom-built dream home

With few wanting to commit to the process of building their dream home from scratch, why not go about making changes that make your current abode appear...

The benefits of installing a timber stable door

If you are looking to replace your back door, one option you may wish to consider is to install a stable door...

Winter trends in the bathroom

During the winter months, our bodies crave warmth and light. This along with the ‘hygge’ trend from Denmark, are key when enhancing our sense of wellbeing...

Case Studies

Project Inspiration

Contracts and Legalities

The cost of refurbishing a property or constructing a new build can be significant. However, tax relief is often available for certain expenditure on non-residential property.The term ‘non-residential property’ includes furnished holiday lets and staff accommodation. Here, Jodie Tarbin of Whiting & Partners explains more.
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A Gloucestershire couple are thrilled to have their family living with them after converting their four-bedroom home into a 12-bedroom property after remortgaging.
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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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