A Labour of Love

Old Crook Carr Farm offers more than 5000ft2 of luxurious living space, five bedrooms, a swimming pool, stables and more, after the painstaking work by the Harper family.

Premium Cement: It Pays to Spend More

When it comes to choosing cement, it can be all too easy to rely on the ‘does what it says on the tin’ mentality – with many opting for the cheapest solution possible.

Back to School

Tullyorior School House is located just outside Banbridge, County Down. Here, Michael tells i-Build how he brought the school back to its former glory.

8 Helpful Renovation Tips for Home-builders

With lockdown restrictions lifting and the property sector starting to ramp back up, home-builders and developers will be looking for opportunities.

It’s Never Too Late to Add a Fireplace

Fireplaces are typically something that many people realise they want, with sobering clarity, too late in their self-build or renovation project to be able to easily factor in.

Case Studies

Project Inspiration

Contracts and Legalities

Patrick Cannon, one of the UK’s leading Tax Barristers, explains why some renovation projects may not be required to pay stamp duty.
Homeowners thinking about making improvements to their property whilst stuck indoors can consider a range of enhancements to improve and maximise available space, including conservatories, orangeries and solid roof extensions.
The UK, along with the rest of the world, is in uncharted waters. The spread of COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Indeed, UK homebuyers in the midst of completing on a transaction have been advised by the Government to hold off until the current pandemic is effectively resolved. However, is the same caution required of those...
If you’re dreaming of transforming your home with a new kitchen or extension, you’re not alone. A recent survey showed that UK homeowners spent £295bn renovating their homes over the last five years. But how should you fund expensive refurbishment projects? Here, mortgage expert Michael Usher, of Michael Usher Mortgage Services, discusses the options.