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Highland innovation

Plans for six new homes in the Highlands have been approved 

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New opportunities in Stoke

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is looking to create two self and custom build developments that could give 31 families the chance to create their own homes

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Government to double annual spend on housing

Funding announced in the Autumn Statement should increase the delivery of sustainable and accessible housing, including self and custom build

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Minister applauds Murton project

A £365,000 HCA loan enables first custom build in County Durham 

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Unlocking the potential of self build

Inquiry held at Parliament discusses the potential of self and custom build to help solve UK's housing shortage 

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Case Studies

Contemporary Timber Frame Home

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Passivhaus Family Farmhouse

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Steel Farm

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Merlin Haven

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Timber Frame Home, Ventnor

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Aldcliffe Yard, Lancaster

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Walthamstow Social Rent Scheme

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Prefabricated Passivhaus bungalow

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Cookham Dean, Berkshire

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Harvest House

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Bickleigh Eco Village, Devon

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Stoke-on-Trent Serviced Building Plots

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Forevergreen House

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Housing People Building Communities

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Sülzer Freunde, Cologne

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Berlin - 'Building Groups'

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Manor Farm, Kirton

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Straw-baling, Perthshire

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Findhorn

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Almere, Holland

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Hockerton

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Case Studies

Discover here some of the most creative self and custom builds found in the UK and around the world. Each example leads you, step-by-step, through a self/custom build project - from the early stages of planning and financing to the lessons learned. Seasoned self and custom builders detail exactly how they made things work and what to bear in mind.

Contemporary Timber Frame Home

casestudies solo-iconv2A modern energy-efficient timber frame three-bedroom home...

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Passivhaus Family Farmhouse

casestudies custom-iconA modern Passivhaus farmhouse situated in rural Cambridgeshire...

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Hockerton

Eco-group housing project with the UK's first earth-sheltered dwellings...

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Findhorn

Sustainable 'barrel houses' are a feature of this Scottish eco-village...

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Steel Farm

casestudies solo-iconv2An energy-efficient, modern, Northumbrian farmstead...

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Merlin Haven

casestudies custom-iconA timber-frame four-bedroom detached Cotswolds home designed by a family friend...

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Timber Frame Home, Ventnor

casestudies solo-iconv2An eco-friendly four-bedroom detached family home with oak features...

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Aldcliffe Yard, Lancaster

casestudies custom-iconA scheme featuring eight plots for homes set within a conservation area...

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Walthamstow Social Rent Scheme

casestudies group-iconv2Homes finished off by a group of self builders for a housing association...

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Prefabricated Passivhaus bungalow

casestudies custom-iconPremanufactured home built with structural insulated panels...

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Cookham Dean, Berkshire

casestudies custom-iconAn eco-friendly detached prefabricated timber-frame family home...

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Harvest House

An energy-efficient four-bedroom 'eco' house in Shropshire...

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Bickleigh Eco Village, Devon

91 custom build homes on this zero energy development...

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Stoke-on-Trent Serviced Building Plots

Six plots on a one-acre site - with more set for further locations...

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Forevergreen House

A low-energy detached home - hampered by finance/weather issues...

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Housing People Building Communities

A charity building low-cost homes with volunteers in Liverpool...

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Sülzer Freunde, Cologne

16 homes corresponding to the 'Passivhaus' standard...

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Berlin - 'Building Groups'

One in ten of all new homes constructed here are now delivered by groups of self builders...

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Manor Farm, Kirton

An Insulated Concrete Formwork home, built without the need for a central heating system...

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Straw-baling, Perthshire

Award-winning eco-house, built with straw for insulation, and sustainability...

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Almere, Holland

The first self build project achieved on a truly large scale – aiming for 3000 homes by completion...

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