Two new terms on the block, eco-vation or eco-renovation is the process of improving the energy efficiency of an old home to make it less draughty, more economical to run and a lot more comfortable to live in. A house renovation often involves certain elements which can be salvaged and reused. These items should be taken away and stored somewhere safe, or sold on to a salvage yard. When it comes to VAT concessions, reduced rates may be offered on residential buildings that have been empty for two or more years.
Fitting new bathrooms is a common undertaking in house renovation projects — but don’t forget that an entirely new plumbing system may also be required. Updating heating and electrics will also add significant end value to the property. Once you have secured your renovation project and assessed its structural condition, the next task on your list will be to … Read More