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Stormdry qualifies for 5% VAT

Stormdry for 5% VAT when applied as an energy saving material

– The Ministry of Justice has qualified Stormdry for 5% VAT when applied as an energy saving material for insulation applications.

Special clearance from the goverment has been given to Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream to classify it as an energy saving material for insulating walls, as given in the Notice criteria in section 2.8. The reduced rate only applies to Stormdry, and masonry creams in general do not meet the required criteria specified by HMRC under current VAT legislation.

Stormdry qualifies for the 5% VAT rate due to its specific formulation and performance criteria. These are the result of years of research and development in Safeguard’s laboratories. Our extensive testing and independent evaluation from Giraffe Innovation have proven Stormdry is an effective treatment and can make heat energy savings of up to 29%.

The reduced 5% VAT rate is of particular interest to the contractor, who can now charge at this rate for installation and product costs when carrying out a Stormdry installation for energy saving. This is applicable for all residential buildings and any used solely for a charitable purpose. Where viable, necessary ancillary works for the installation can also be covered by the reduced rate. For further information it is advisable to contact HMRC or your accountant.

Full details of the VAT Notice 708/6 “Energy-saving materials” (November 2011) are available to view or download from the HMRC website.

Contact Safeguard for more information about Stormdry and its energy saving properties, or view our webpage. Our Stormdry website also has a dedicated page on energy saving.

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