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Nationwide Foundation supports vital work to enable more people to build their own affordable homes

Charity provides nearly £180,000 to fund major programme designed to boost overall housing output

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First steps taken for self build housing projects in Scotland

Edinburgh housing co-operative joy at planning approval; as bargain self build plots come to market in Dumfries and Galloway

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Large Cambridgeshire development set to feature self build homes

Crest Nicholson earmarks proportion of homes within community development for people to build themselves

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Sheffield City Council unveils self/custom build register and information day

Local authority provides opportunities for people to show interest in the type of home they'd like to build and where

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Signs of new rush of self/custom build homes in the North of England

Sixteen homes planned in Lancashire with a further 48 in the pipeline for schemes in County Durham

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Case Studies

Bickleigh Eco Village, Devon

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Stoke-on-Trent Serviced Building Plots

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Harvest House

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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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Events

Do you have any courses, talks or other events planned that may be of interest? Please send us the full details (date, title of event, location and contact details).

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.

2015

30 Jan-1 Feb The Southern Home Show [London]
30 Jan-1 Feb The National Self Build and Renovation Show [Swindon]
7-8 Feb Build It Live! North West [Manchester]
28 Feb-1 Mar Build It Live! South East [Bluewater]
26-29 Mar The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show [Birmingham]
2-10 May Grand Designs Live [London]
3-5 Jul The Northern Home Show [Manchester]
11-13 Sep The Western Home Show [Malvern]
23-25 Oct The Big Green Home Show [Swindon]


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. 

2014

28 Nov An Introduction To Self Build [Bedfordshire]
29 Nov Retrofit Eco Solutions [Swindon]
6 Dec Networking for Self Builders [St. Neots]

2015

24 Jan Ask An Architect [Swindon]
21 Feb Eco Design, Planning & Sustainability [Swindon]
28 Feb Ask An Architect [Swindon]
28 Mar Ask An Architect [Swindon]
10-12 Apr Building with strawbales [Brighton]
17-19 Apr Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
25 Apr Ask An Architect [Swindon]
23 May Building Systems & Project Management [Swindon]
30 May Ask An Architect [Swindon]
12-14 Jun Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
20 Jun Introduction to photovoltaics [Brighton]
3-5 Jul Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
17-19 Jul Building with strawbales [Brighton]
24-26 Jul Building with strawbales [Brighton]
25 Jul Ask An Architect [Swindon]
10-11 Oct Building with rammed earth and chalk [Brighton]
22 Aug Heat & Energy [Swindon]
29 Aug Ask An Architect [Swindon]
26 Sep Ask An Architect [Swindon]
16-18 Oct Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
31 Oct Ask An Architect [Swindon]
21 Nov Retrofit Eco Solutions [Swindon]
28 Nov Ask An Architect [Swindon]