BuildStore is the UKâ€™s leading specialist at the heart of the self build and renovation market, with a bespoke end-to-end offering of products and services, specifically designed to help self builders and renovators throughout their projects.
The Company is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its exclusive Accelerator mortgage, the first mortgage to offer advance stage payments for self-builders.
Before the pioneering Accelerator was developed, mainstream mortgage lenders would only release funds in arrears for self-builders, despite the substantial upfront cost involved in building a house.
Tradition states that â€˜an Englishmanâ€™s home is his castleâ€™, a place to feel safe and secure, but itâ€™s also becoming the social hub for many people across the UK – as staying in, is beginning to rival the traditional night outâ€¦ unless youâ€™re Welsh it seems.
Greenbee.com – the financial and leisure services arm of the John Lewis Partnership, reveals that almost a third (31 per cent) felt their home was an entertainment centre, with one in five (20 per cent), saying it was a place where they socialise and entertain friends and family.
Those in East England, are most likely to invite guests over for a friendly get together 28 per cent, compared to just 12 per cent of those in Wales.
The National Self Build & Renovation Centre is to host its second Self Build & Renovation Show at the Renovation Centre, just off Junction 16 of the M4 next month, (Thursday 6th â€“ Sunday 9th March 2008).
The show is offering a unique practical learning experience for anyone interested in building their dream home.
With a shortage of the right kind of affordable homes and uncertainty in the existing property market, â€˜doing it yourselfâ€™, whether self building or renovating, to create a home that is compatible with individual lifestylesâ€™ is becoming more appealing and is a very realistic option for many people looking to get on, or move up, the property ladder.
If you are interested in increasing the value of your current home, saving up to 30% on a new home, or simply looking for ideas to get you started, a visit to The Homebuilding & Renovating Show is a must.
The event takes place over two days at the Newbury Showground on 23 and 24 June and there are lots of good reasons to encourage you to visit:
Over 120 exhibitors will attend, providing a real opportuiity to gain expert advice and view all the best products, innovations and the latest services.
Speed Building is a new concept in housing developed by the UK self build experts Potton Ltd, as a fast and easy way of creating the perfect home to suit your lifestyle.
The company brings all the services you need to design and build your home under one roof, starting with research and finishing with your completed dream home.
The Speed Building experience starts with Pottonâ€™s new Self Build Forum, the fastest way to find out about the self build process; meet both self build experts and other self builders at the same time.
Held free of charge, every fortnight at Pottonâ€™s conference and leisure centre, Wyboston Lakes, the Self Build Forum begins with a one hour introduction to self build, which covers each stage of the process from finding land to claiming the VAT back.
The Property Investor Show, The UKâ€™s largest dedicated property investment exhibition – will make its Birmingham debut at the NEC from 23rd to 25th March 2007, following 5 years of consecutive growth at ExCeL London.
The show is co-locating at the NEC at the same time as the comprehensive Homebuilding & Renovation show, making this a most important weekend for Midlands-based property investors during 2007.
The show brings together the very best in the property investment world, as the 100 plus exhibitors attending, will cover every aspect of making money from property and offer expertise from the UK and overseas, for both residential and commercial investments.
A major new centre opened on 9 February 2007, dedicated to helping people build their dream homes, or undertake renovation projects; the Swindon based Centre is the brainchild of BuildStore the pioneering self build and renovation experts.
The 67,000 sq ft National Self Build and Renovation Centre, brings together under one roof for the first time all the products, services inspiration and advice required for self build or renovation.
The centre will cater for the booming market in self build and renovation, with over 20,000 people building their homes and an estimated 300,000 more undertaking major renovation work every year.
According to a recent survey carried out by Nationwide the average family home contents are now worth more than Â£45,000.
Despite this, according to the survey many of us are not only failing to adequately cover our valuable contents but our houses too.
More than a third of those questioned, didnâ€™t have buildings insurance and one in four respondents had no contents cover, leaving themselves liable in the event of a disaster, for the horrendous cost of rebuilding their home, or replacing their valuable possessions- a financial nightmare!
Research by IFA Promotion, the organisation promoting the benefits of independent financial advice, shows that UK adults may have wasted a massive Â£1.6 billion through poor inheritance tax planning last year.
David Elms, Chief Executive of IFA Promotion, commented, “People need to be aware that the IHT threshold has failed to rise in line with soaring property prices over the last few years and that you donâ€™t have to be rich to be subject to inheritance tax. Itâ€™s vital that people seek out advice from an independent financial adviser, so they can make informed decisions when it comes to IHT planning and avoid wasting their precious inheritance unnecessarily.”
Offset mortgages allow borrowers to combine their savings and their mortgage and save money by paying less mortgage interest.
Coventry Building Society have just added a new offset mortgage to their range, which also offers an interest rate of 4.99% fixed until 31st Dec 2007.