FMB says government should cut VAT on home improvements!

Consumers should avoid being tempted by a cheap cash deal and protect themselves against paying more in the long term, says the FMB in response to comments by the HMRC Permanent Secretary in the  Telegraph. Brian Berry, FMB director of external affairs, said: “We are...

Surveyors urge a clear Green Deal strategy

RICS has urged the government’s Department of Energy & Climate Change to provide a clear strategy for the Green Deal in order to generate vital confidence in the scheme. It says  that whilst the Green Deal was a useful way of funding improvements in the...

Architects’ concern about the Green Deal

The Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) has raised concerns that significant Green Deal obstacles need to be resolved for it to work in practice. Anna Scott-Marshall, RIBA head of external affairs, said: “To stop it failing at the first hurdle the government...

Thermally efficient extension for listed farmhouse

Renovation of an 18th century Grade ll listed Dorset farmhouse also included a new, sympathetic vaulted ceiling extension using TLX Gold multi-foil insulation. Specialist period renovators, Colin Clark Builders Ltd, carried out the work. Due to the requirements of the...