Lowering the Ceiling for my Loft Conversion
Asked on 20 September 2018
by Barry Boston
1 Answers
TeleBeam loft floor structure with new studwork

I am looking to lower the ceiling on the first floor to allow enough space for a loft conversion, as the height I currently have is not enough. I would like to know if Telebeam is an adequate option for lowering the ceiling. How thick are the beams? And how much would it cost for [...]

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How to Adjust Kitchen Units
Asked on 12 November 2018
1 Answers

We have recently built an extension and installed a new kitchen. Now the kitchen units have been installed, it’s clearly noticeable that the beam/wall are not square (at perfect right angle). What options do we have to resolve this? I can send a picture to show the issue.

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How Long Before I Can Sell My House?
Asked on 31 October 2018
2 Answers

How long do you have to wait before you can sell your self build, primary residence, after reclaiming VAT?

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Moving to Scotland and Buying Land
Asked on 22 October 2018
0 Answers

We are looking at moving to Scotland’s West Coast, and we are looking at all options – i.e. self build, house for b&b, house with an annexe for self catering, house with land to build annexe/log cabin etc. We have researched for information about all the options with views to working out our total budget. [...]

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Can I Get a Self Build Mortgage if I Build Off-Grid?
Asked on 19 October 2018
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I am helping a friend design and build his house. He has had an extortionate, very prohibitive, quote for getting his mains electrical connection and so it is not going to be an option. Everything else about the build and my friend’s situation is relatively standard. There are no other anomalies, affordability problems or other [...]

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Split Deeds with One Planning Permission for Two Houses
Asked on 8 October 2018
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Hoping someone can help. My brother and I have got planning permission (via one application) to build 2 houses in Surrey. We are currently going through financing and have come to two situations, both of which need us to split the deeds into two entities. 1. Two separate applications for Self-build mortgage. Requires split the [...]

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Capital Gains on Self Build Houses
Asked on 8 October 2018
1 Answers

I have owned the plot of my house for more than two years, but the house construction has just been completed. Is CGT payable if I decide to sell within the next two years?

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How Much Does Concrete Slab Cost?
Asked on 8 October 2018
1 Answers

We are using a turnkey company for our first self build, but have to do the concrete slab ourselves. The house is approximately 235m2, with the ground floor being 130m2. Can you give me an average cost for the concrete slab using a contractor? Many thanks

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Do I Pay Capital Gains on a Sold Property?
Asked on 8 October 2018
1 Answers

If we have two properties and sell one, do we have to pay capital gains on the sold property?

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