Lowering the Ceiling for my Loft Conversion
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 [...]
Moving to Scotland and Buying Land
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. [...]
Can I Get a Self Build Mortgage if I Build Off-Grid?
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 [...]
Split Deeds with One Planning Permission for Two Houses
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 [...]
Capital Gains on Self Build Houses
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?
How Much Does Concrete Slab Cost?
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
Can I Install MHRV on a Renovation Project?
I am currently extending and changing the layout of my 1935 detached property, which had a dormer conversion back in 1999. I am planning to increases the insulation in the dormer conversion by stripping back plasterboard etc. I also plan to insulate under the suspended floors, with ridged insulation boards, when I refit the floors [...]