Wood floor trends to look out for

Endless design opportunities means that wooden floors continue to be a popular choice for residential projects in 2018. With trends developing fast it’s important...

Timber frame construction: create the perfect outbuilding

Long-since popular in the Nordic countries, timber frame construction is booming...

A reflective reading room

An elegant reading room has been created for retired couple David and Frances Turner in Belsize Park, north London. The extension is a smart and simple solution...

Add sound and movement to your garden with a water feature

Whether you are trying to achieve a traditional, classical or contemporary style for your...

When to use a small house-builder for a custom-built house

Ryan Abell of Abell Building Services describes when it can be more advantageous...

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Contracts and Legalities

The long-awaited reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations have successfully passed through Parliament and came into effect on 22nd May 2018.
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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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