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I'm going to re-carpet almost an entire house - five bedrooms, hall and landing, two receptions. I can't stand laminate - hideous stuff. I don't want offcuts - I want a flow of colour through the...
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I own a flat which was created in 1992 when a previous owner split the house into two without planning permission. The owner before me got legal acceptance of the situation from Planning and did up...
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I hate flat-lying loft insulation as if you follow the Government's advice and install 200mm, it goes well over the joists and the loft is unusable for storage. I want to install good-quality...
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I am self-employed and almost all my income derives from capital gains: I renovate houses or finance new-builds, and have no earned income. I pay income tax on these capital gains following pretty...
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I'm 42 and have 6 years' experience as an online project manager for a large publisher. My job is under threat of redundancy, so I'm looking at alternative positions. My problem is I can't find...
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This one was taken from Spanish or French TV, with real (dubbed) actors, possibly set during the Napoleonic period or the 18th century. It was set amongst the defenders or the beseiging army of a...
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I can't remember its name but it was very distinctive: these children were in a house where all sorts of adventures happened, while outside it was pitch black in all directions, except for the eyes...
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Can anyone explain the new commonhold rules for buildings with shared ownership, and their advantages and disadvantgage? My understanding is that it's like leasehold, where the freehold is retained by...
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I am converting a Victorian house into flats; I have planning permission, building control approval on plans etc. What's the position regarding VAT charged by tradespeople? I know I can reclaim...
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Is there any way of getting round these horrible new building regulations that all replacement windows have to be double-glazed? Even PVC one are really expensive and rarely last more than five years...
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I've bought a battered Victorian house where the last owner covered the stone steps, door surrounds and window lintels with white exterior paint. How do I remove this without damaging the stone?...

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