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News

Help people self or custom build to counter housing crisis, says trade body

BSA calls on new Government to provide opportunities for people to build their own homes to help deliver 200k per year

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'First' successful planning appeal for proposed custom build development

Inquiry results in first effective appeal to test NPPF custom/self build policy

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One in four Brits wish to build their own home, new research suggests

Around 13 million people in Great Britain dream of building a home for themselves, according to a new survey

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Self builders sought to take on plots in Cumbria

Plans submitted for four self build homes on one-acre development in small village

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Brandon Lewis remains as Housing Minster after cabinet reshuffle

Tory MP for Great Yarmouth retains his position as Minister of State for Housing and Planning at DCLG after early confusion over role

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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 Co-Housing

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Cropthorne

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Findhorn

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St Just In Roseland

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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

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11-12 June

The Eco Technology Show >>  

The Amex Stadium, Brighton

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18-19 June

London Build Expo 2015 >>  

The O2, London

 

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

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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

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25-27 September

The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

ExCeL, London

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8-11 October

Grand Designs Live >>  

NEC, Birmingham

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23-25 October

The Big Green Home Show >>  

Swindon, Wiltshire

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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
22 May How To Manage, Control & Complete Your Build [Bedfordshire]
23 May Building Systems & Project Management [Swindon]
30 May Ask An Architect [Swindon]
30 May Project Management course [Swindon]
2 Jun An evening with Paul Richards (architect) [Bath]
12-14 Jun Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
12-15 Jun Complete Cob Building Workshop [Fleggburgh, Norfolk]
20 Jun Introduction to photovoltaics [Brighton]
26 Jun Making The Most Of Your Plot [Bedfordshire]
26-29 Jun Complete Cob Building Workshop [Fleggburgh, Norfolk]
3-5 Jul Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
7 Jul How to build a house in 10 weeks [Brighton]
7 Jul Property problems and legal solutions [Bath]
17-19 Jul Building with strawbales [Brighton]
24-26 Jul Building with strawbales [Brighton]
25 Jul Ask An Architect [Swindon]
1 Aug Project Management course [Swindon]
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]
25-28 Aug Complete Cob Building Workshop [Fleggburgh, Norfolk]
26 Sep Ask An Architect [Swindon]
3 Oct Project Management course [Swindon]
6 Oct Designing your home [Bath]
10-11 Oct Building with rammed earth and chalk [Brighton]
16-18 Oct Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
31 Oct Ask An Architect [Swindon]
3 Nov An evening with Jackson Moulding (Ecomotive) [Bath]
21 Nov Retrofit Eco Solutions [Swindon]
28 Nov Ask An Architect [Swindon]