10 Jul 2020
Patrick Cannon, one of the UK’s leading Tax Barristers, explains why some renovation projects may not be required to pay stamp duty.
15 Jun 2020
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.
06 May 2020
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…
18 Mar 2020
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…
04 Feb 2020
Is 2020 the year you finally renovate your home into your dream? If there’s a particular room in your house that has so much more potential, why not? There are several renovations you can perform, which will not only make your house more luxurious but also boost its value.
Home renovation projects are incredibly stressful, and it’s easy to get caught up in the moment knocking down walls, painting ceilings and building your dream home. It’s important to remember, however, that as well as a beautiful new home, you will also create a lot of waste and you need…
28 Oct 2019
In this article, Protek Self Build discusses why getting your build cost right when arranging self-build insurance cover on your project can make a huge difference to recovering from a serious loss.
23 Sep 2019
You’ve done your numbers but adding an architect’s fee to your self-build project may seem extravagant and uneconomical. After all, the whole point is to save money, right? If you have a vision of creating your dream home from scratch, appointing an architect could actually save you time and money…
30 Aug 2019
For many people in the UK, owning a home is not only a sound investment but the opportunity to put down permanent roots, create stability and modify surroundings to personal taste and style. Here, Rex Nye, from NYEs Building Supplies, provides five reasons why you should consider building your own…
At the project outset, careful consideration will undoubtedly be given to the project’s feasibility and it’s quite likely you have allowed an element of contingency in the budget for unexpected costs. In this article, Protek looks at some of the risks you face that may extend way beyond that contingency.…