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What is the VAT on building work?

Posted on December 4, 2012

VAT is chargeable on most building work, although some work attracts a lower reduced rate and some is zero-VAT rated. The standard VAT rate is currently 20%, and the reduced rate is 5%. HM Revenue & Customs provide detailed advice, but broadly speaking.....

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Isles of Scilly, Porthcressa Beach - New Community Buildings

Posted on November 8, 2012

On completion of the Five Islands School with Kier Construction, our next project on the Islands involved regeneration works fronting Porthcressa Beach. Lessons-learnt from building the school, determined the design and procurement method for the buildings. The buildings have been designed.......

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FORCE Cancer Charity building extension.

Posted on October 29, 2012

Seven years ago Grainge architects designed the FORCE cancer support building on the corner of the RD&E hospital campus in Exeter. We were then extremely pleased to be asked by Meriel Fishwick, the CEO of the charity, to substantially extend the original building....

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New Houses for St Leonards in Exeter.

Posted on September 19, 2012

These new family homes were developed in consultation with Exeter City Planning officers who wished for a design to be sympathetic to the St Leonards Conservation Area. The traditional forms of the buildings with their strongly pitched roofs, white rendered walling and generously proportioned windows......

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Architects for Sports Facilities - Build your own olympic dream!

Posted on August 6, 2012

Our experience of sporting facilities has grown over the last few years, and now the London 2012 Olympic Games are underway we felt it a good opportunity to briefly run through some of the sports facilities Grainge Architects have completed and how they were achieved.....

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