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Focus on: The Highland Self Build Loan Fund

The Portal talks to Michael Chisholm from the HSCHT about what the fund means for the future of self build in Scotland


22 May 2016


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Court of Appeal ruling on Section 106

Exemption for small sites reintroduced as court of appeal quashes high court ruling

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Self Build on a Shoestring 2016

Self Build on a Shoestring 2016 is open for entries after the launch during National Self Build Week

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NaCSBA Task Force announced

NaCSBA annouces the launch of new Custom and Self Build Task force at the House of Commons

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Minister states: "We are committed to helping people build their own home"

Richard Bacon MP has welcomed industry guests to the National Custom and Self Build Association’s Right to Build Summit to mark the Se....

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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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Almere, Holland

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Top tips

How to be your own project manager

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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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14-17 April

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

NEC, Birmingham


30 April-8 May

Grand Designs Live >>  

ExCeL, London


21-22 May

The Glasgow Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

SECC, Glasgow


11-12 June

Build It Live! >>  

Bicester, Oxfordshire


25-26 June

The Surrey Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

Sandown Park, Esher


15-16 July

North East Home Expo 2016 >>  


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10-11 September

The SelfBuild & Design Show >>  

Westpoint, Exeter


13-14 October

The Offsite Construction Show >>  

ExCeL, London


23-25 October

The Big Green Home Show >>  

Swindon, Wiltshire


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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26 Mar Ask An Architect [Swindon]
26 Mar Appraising A Plot [St Neots, Cambridgeshire]
1-3 Apr Building with Straw Bales course [Stanmer Park, Brighton]
5 Apr Save up to 50% of your self build costs [Bath]
8 Apr How To Plan And Start Your Build [Sandy, Bedfordshire or Swindon]
16 Apr Project Management course [Swindon]
23 Apr Ask An Architect [Swindon]
3 May Problem Solving [Bath]
7 May Design & Build Workshop [Swindon]
7-9 May Self Build Course [Swindon]
14-15 May Building with Cob [Stanmer Park, Brighton]
21 May Eco Workshop: Building Systems & Project Management [Swindon]
28 May Ask An Architect [Swindon]
4 Jun Project Management course [Swindon]
4-5 Jun Building with Hemp Lime [Stanmer Park, Brighton]
7 Jun Design and Build [Bath]
9-11 Jul Self Build Course [Swindon]
22-24 Jul Building with Straw Bales course [Stanmer Park, Brighton]
23 Jul Ask An Architect [Swindon]
6 Aug Project Management course [Swindon]
20 Aug Eco Workshop: Heat & Energy [Swindon]
27 Aug Ask An Architect [Swindon]
3 Sep Design & Build Workshop [Swindon]
17-19 Sep Self Build Course [Swindon]
24 Sep Ask An Architect [Swindon]
15 Oct Project Management course [Swindon]
29 Oct Ask An Architect [Swindon]
5-7 Nov Self Build Course [Swindon]
12 Nov Eco Workshop: Retrofit Eco Solutions [Swindon]
26 Nov Design & Build Workshop [Swindon]
26 Nov Ask An Architect [Swindon]
3 Dec Project Management course [Swindon]