One couple embark on their self-build dream with a pre-manufactured home

After 25 years of living in their large Edwardian semi-detached property in Woking...

Which bath is the best option for you?

A beautiful bath has become a real statement piece for many interior designs...

Why one family decided to add an extension to their property

When Marie Christine Hughes and her husband moved into their Victorian detached...

How to choose the shape of your swimming pool

There are many design elements to consider when creating your luxury swimming pool...

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In 2012, Government removed the 0% VAT concession on approved alterations to listed buildings, adding additional financial strain to owners for any conservation or restoration bills. The cost of conserving their properties is already often more expensive than works to a standard home because traditional methods and materials are required so this...
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If you’re planning to build your own home, a traditional mortgage won’t be right for you, you’ll need a specialist self-build mortgage instead. Many of us dream of building our own home, but before you get carried away with the design, build type and materials, the first thing you need to work out is how to fund the build. Here, Rachel Pyne...
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A recent tax tribunal case highlighted the point of completion of a new-build project in relation to self-builder VAT claims. It noted that it is not necessarily the date on the Certificate of Completion which represents a building project as being finished. Here Paul Jefferson, Associate at Whiting & Partners, explains what you need to look out for....
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Having worked in the construction industry for 15 years, John Scarff had been involved with a number of self-build projects and had always longed to complete a build of his own, though the time was never quite right.
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