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When you self build a new house it is zero rated for VAT. So why in your magazine, when you state the amount a self builder spends on their project build and the amount of VAT reclaim does it never relate to the 20% VAT rate??? kc
kcsun
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Hi there, We have aplot of land and are moving to detailed planning permission ready to build early next year (hopefully. We have applied for a new power supply via the regional infrastructure supplier Western Power Distribution. Having taken some 3 months to respond to our request for a price they...
alexpduk
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Hello, I Realise that you can not claim back Vat for blinds and curtains, but was wondering if Its possible to claim back Vat on Velux Blinds as they are, in a sense, integral to the property? Many Thanks for Your Help.
JamesBD123
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We can't believe we've actually secured land in Cambridgeshire, so we're right at the beginning. We're keen on prefab idea as have read some very good things, and like the element of speed of construction. Question: is this a safe thing to do in the UK (insurance/ resale / value...
Nallford
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We are building a 5 bed detached property, and mid-build have come round to the idea of installing an air source heat pump instead of the oil-fired boiler we had originally specified. We are already having underfloor heating on the ground floor, and understand we would need to install larger...
BradshawsBuild
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Next year we will be converting a barn into a home and i would like to do as much of the work as i possible can. this includes electrics - definitely first fix and possibly second fix. I am not a qualified electrician but a very competent DIY'er. I am unsure under the currently regulations...
SYBarn
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Hi I thought I would try and understand this seemingly obvious question... We are demolishing a house and building a new one. The plot is on a slope, therefore we need to dig down quite a bit to make it level. Which of these is zero-rated VAT? 1 - A groundworks team come in and demolish the house,...
bwabingdon
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My daughter bought an ex council house just over a year ago from a builder who had renovated it. She subsequently rented it out and now there is a serious problem with the drains whereby the builder drilled thru that damp course to install the drains and now the damp is so bad the staircase is...
Margaret Whitehead
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I'd appreciate advice on where we stand with stamp duty on the purchase of a self build site. We propose to remain living in our present house (our principal residence) during the self build construction, when on completion we will sell this house and occupy the s/build, which will then become...
nigellc
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looking into the required U-values for an extension I am doing . I am planning to clad the exterior with cedral fibre cement boards. these are attached to batons on the exterior of the wall allowing an air gap for natural ventilation. the cedral website gives a U value for the cedral boards (click...
ferncottage
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