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Furniture Assembly

Looking for some new storage or furniture assembled. Robust can pick up deliver and assemble any furniture you require.

If you have ever attempted to put together a large wardrobe yourself you will realise that it is no easy task. Take the wardrobe in the picture below. The weight is 80kg and the doors will not fit in a standard car. Please note also these pieces need to be attached with a bracket to the wall so ensure they do not fall over.

large wardrobe assembly
Large wardrobe assembly

Extra storage or new furniture

Let us know what you thinking in regards storage or furniture and we can help you achieve that. One of the best options and most cost effective is to book us in for a few pieces and any other carpentry work you need done. Then you can get all these small DIY jobs complete in a day.

What your plans, let us know


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Allowable Property maintenance tax deductions

Landlords often mention that most of their rental income is actually paid in taxes. What are your options to both improve your property and limit your tax bill?

All work done by Robust Property maintenance can be deducted from your rental income tax bill. You can write off Robust’s invoiced cost as an expense. This is subject to some rules of course but basically all our services would be considered allowable deductions.

This is what Revenue say are allowable deductions from rental income in regards property maintenance expenditure deductions:
• maintenance of the property, e.g. cleaning and general servicing, exterior and interior
painting and decorating,
• repairs, (a ‘repair’ means the restoration of an asset by replacing subsidiary parts of the
whole asset). Examples of common repairs which are normally deductible in computing
rental income include:
1. damp and rot treatment,
2. mending broken windows, doors, furniture and machines,
3. replacing roof slates.

The full text and details are available here and in revenue leaflet IT70.

Save money on your taxes
Save Money on your taxes

What expenses can I write off my rental income?

Remember you can’t  actually claim a deduction for your own labour. So any work you undertake yourself will not be tax deductible.

Save yourself time and money today by getting your property maintenance done the Robust way.

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Build on without Planning permission

Outgrown your existing house and storage, looking to extend or add a garage? Want to do this without getting planning permission? Well you can!

There are quite a few options for most dwellings to build on without planning permission. This is especially true if your house has never had an extension added to the original floor size of the development.

The following outlines the Exempted Developments under the legislation:

The extension of a house, by the
construction or erection of an extension
(including a conservatory) to the rear of the
house or by the conversion for use as part
of the house of any garage, store, shed or
other similar structure attached to the rear
or to the side of the house.
1. (a) Where the house has not been
extended previously, the floor area of
any such extension shall not exceed
40 square metres.
(b) Subject to paragraph (a), where the
house is terraced or semi-detached,
the floor area of any extension above
ground level shall not exceed 12
square metres.
(c) Subject to paragraph (a), where the
house is detached, the floor area of
any extension above ground level
shall not exceed 20 square metres.
2. (a) Where the house has been extended
previously, the floor area of any such
extension, taken together with the
floor area of any previous extension
or extensions constructed or erected
after 1 October 1964, including those
for which planning permission has
been obtained, shall not exceed 40
square metres.

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Its in your own hands, extend without planning

In simple terms

  • Extend out at ground level + 40m2
  • Extend  over 2 levels  with an area on each floor of less than 20m2
  • Leave 40m2 of space in the back garden
  • Don’t extend higher than oringial build

This would allow a lot of scope for most properties.

Now all you need is someone to manage and build it.