A home that erupts style and innovation

An abandoned plot in Shoreditch, East London, has been transformed into a 220m² new-build family home by architect practice Urban Mesh Design. Designed by and for...

Roof window maintenance considerations

The very nature of a roof window means they can be difficult to clean and maintain. Here Lee Griffiths, Technical Sales Manager at Dakea GB, looks at what you should...

Gloucestershire couple triple the size of their home by remortgaging

A Gloucestershire couple are thrilled to have their family living with them...

Eight easy steps to building a shelving unit with a difference

You can never have enough storage so this month i-build explores how to build...

Why choose a wood-burning stove?

There are many benefits that come with a wood-burning stove, from the aesthetics to the ambience of green living. If you’re looking to enhance your home project with a heating...

Case Studies

Project Inspiration

Contracts and Legalities

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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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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