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News

Many self build homes likely on new Cornish development

Serviced plots set to feature in 650-home scheme near Wadebridge

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Directors banned over £2.1 million land banking scam

Three brothers disqualified from acting as directors for 14 years for selling land deemed unsuitable for investment

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Masses of self build homes possible at Bucks site

1,100 home scheme near Aylesbury could match neighbouring Graven Hill self build town

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Homes and Communities Agency flags up key projects for custom builders

Drive launched to highlight suitable custom build schemes collectively delivering around 290 homes

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Cambridge K1 self build scheme searches for developer

Cohousing project seeks partner to work collaboratively on detailed design proposals

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Case Studies

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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Low-cost Irish House

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Community Eco-homes, Devon

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Lancaster Cohousing

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Cropthorne

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Findhorn

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St Just In Roseland

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Ryecroft, Essex

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Hempsted Green

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Vauban, Germany

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Warborough

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Almere, Holland

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Ashley Vale

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West Quantoxhead

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Castle Ring Wood

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The Camberwell Curve

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Trefeglwys

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Wellstride

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Hockerton

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Wokingham

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Top tips

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Events

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EXHIBITIONS

Some exhibitions are free while some charge. Please check each event’s website for further details. You may find that if you register in advance, discounts may be available.

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2015

 

27-28 June

The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey

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3-5 July

The Northern Home Show >>  

Manchester Central, Manchester

 

17-18 July

North East Home Expo 2015 >>  

Middlesbrough Football Club, Middlesbrough

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11-13 September

The Western Home Show >>  

Malvern, Worcestershire

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12-13 September

SelfBuild & Design Show >>  

Exeter, Devon

 icon-events hbr

25-27 September

The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

ExCeL, London

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8-11 October

Grand Designs Live >>  

NEC, Birmingham

 icon-events biggreen

23-25 October

The Big Green Home Show >>  

Swindon, Wiltshire

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 icon-events timberexpo

6 October

Timber Expo: 'Custom Build: The Perfect Opportunity for Timber?'>>  

NEC, Birmingham

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8-11 October

The Edinburgh Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

RHC, Edinburgh

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6-8 November

The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

Harrogate, Yorkshire

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10-11 November

Greenbuild EXPO >>  

Manchester Central, Manchester

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21-22 November

The South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

Manchester Central, Manchester

COURSES/WORKSHOPS/TALKS

Some of the events listed here are free, but some do involve charges. Please check carefully in advance by contacting the relevant organisers. 

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2015

Ongoing Self Build Project Management
26 Jun Making The Most Of Your Plot [Bedfordshire]
26-29 Jun Complete Cob Building Workshop [Fleggburgh, Norfolk]
3 Jul Visit a build in progress [Warwickshire]
3-5 Jul Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
6-10 Jul Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]
7 Jul Property problems and legal solutions [Bath]
10 Jul Self Build Live: Scaffold [St Neots, Cambs.]
17-19 Jul Building with strawbales [Brighton]
20-24 Jul Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]
24-26 Jul Building with strawbales [Brighton]
25 Jul Ask An Architect [Swindon]
1 Aug Project Management course [Swindon]
3-7 Aug Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]
17-21 Aug Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]
21-24 Aug Complete Cob Building Workshop [Fleggburgh, Norfolk]
22 Aug Heat & Energy [Swindon]
28-31 Aug Complete Cob Building Workshop [Fleggburgh, Norfolk]
29 Aug Ask An Architect [Swindon]
1 Sep VAT and tax planning for self builders [Bath]
7-11 Sep Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]
21-25 Sep Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]
25-28 Sep Complete Cob Building Workshop [Fleggburgh, Norfolk]
26 Sep Ask An Architect [Swindon]
3 Oct Project Management course [Swindon]
5-9 Oct Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]
6 Oct Designing your home [Bath]
10-11 Oct Building with rammed earth and chalk [Brighton]
16-18 Oct Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
19-23 Oct Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]
31 Oct Ask An Architect [Swindon]
2-6 Nov Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]
3 Nov An evening with Jackson Moulding (Ecomotive) [Bath]
16-20 Nov Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]
21 Nov Retrofit Eco Solutions [Swindon]
28 Nov Ask An Architect [Swindon]
7-11 Dec Gain the skills to build your own Passivhaus [Hethel, Norfolk]