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News

Government confirms plans for councils to keep self build registers

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis makes announcement as part of plans to provide more homes

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Plymouth's Nelson custom build scheme moves forward

Land for the scheme is being transferred from Plymouth City Council to housing association DCH and contractor Interserve

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Cambridge K1 scheme scoops eco award

Residents say the cohousing concept makes their energy-efficient scheme unique

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Market researcher predicts buoyant self build market despite recent slowdown

Lead economist claims government measures should boost sector despite new figures showing minimal growth

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Devon community self build scheme planned

Plans readied for eco self build scheme of 13 homes built by group of local people

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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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Top tips

How to be your own project manager

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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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2016

 

6-7 February

Build It Live! >>  

Bluewater, Kent

 

20-21 February

Build It Live! >>  

EventCity, Manchester

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20-21 February

Build It Tool Show >>  

EventCity, Manchester

 

8-10 March

Ecobuild >>  

ExCeL, London

 

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 >>  

Middlesbrough

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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

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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2016

5 Feb Making The Most Of Your Plot [St Neots, Cambridgeshire]
13 Feb Project Management course [Swindon]
13 Feb My Energy Efficient Home [St Neots, Cambridgeshire]
20 Feb Eco Workshop: Eco Design, Planning & Sustainability [Swindon]
26 Feb How To Manage, Control & Complete Your Build [Sandy, Bedfordshire or Swindon]
27 Feb Ask An Architect [Swindon]
27 Feb Self Builder Networking [St Neots, Cambridgeshire]
1 Mar How to manage your self build project [Bath]
3 Mar Self Build Talk [Bath]
5-7 Mar Self Build Course [Swindon]
10 Mar Design & Build Workshop [Swindon]
10 Mar Shropshire Self Build Interest Group - Building Regs. & Warranties [Shrewsbury]
12 Mar Green Build Day [St Neots, Cambridgeshire]
19 Mar Creating The Look [St Neots, Cambridgeshire]
22 Mar Self building in London - where to start? [London]
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]