How one couple met their self-sufficiency requirements when renovating a 300-year-old barn

Whilst working in the Alps as a Ski Instructor and Mountain Guide, James Dealtry visited...

Claiming back VAT on a self-build property

VAT can be claimed back on a variety of features of a self-build or conversion project...

Advice on the use of cladding in self-build projects

In 2017, more timber cladding was specified in the UK than ever before. Here Richard...

Repurposing your shed for the 21st century

Sheds today are used for more than just garden storage. In fact, sheds are now more likely...

How to antique a mirror

Here, Jenna Sue of Jenna Sue Design explains how to give a modern mirror an antique feel...

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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.
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.
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.
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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