lhsbanner s106guide orange

lhsbanner nacsba-rd blue

lhsbanner fmb2

News

TV show searches for self builders to deliver homes at Graven Hill

Nationwide hunt underway to find households keen to design and build their own homes at Britain's biggest mass self build site

Read more

Co-housing group plans to self build straw bale neighbourhood

Idea to self build up to 50 homes with straw bales being developed by twenty families in Cambridge

Read more

Millions pledged to boost London's self build industry

Mayor promises £5m cash pot to help people build their own homes on redundant sites across 13 boroughs

Read more

Ex-service personnel get opportunity to build their own homes

Two self build schemes in the West Country provide affordable housing for former armed forced members

Read more

Wave of new garden villages could generate more self/custom build homes

Allocating plots to self builders could help to deliver over one million new homes, a new report suggests

Read more

Case Studies

Walthamstow Social Rent Scheme

Read more

Prefabricated Passivhaus bungalow

Read more

Cookham Dean, Berkshire

Read more

Harvest House

Read more

Bickleigh Eco Village, Devon

Read more

Stoke-on-Trent Serviced Building Plots

Read more

Forevergreen House

Read more

Housing People Building Communities

Read more

Sülzer Freunde, Cologne

Read more

Berlin - 'Building Groups'

Read more

Manor Farm, Kirton

Read more

Straw-baling, Perthshire

Read more

Low-cost Irish House

Read more

Community Eco-homes, Devon

Read more

Lancaster Co-Housing

Read more

Cropthorne

Read more

Findhorn

Read more

St Just In Roseland

Read more

Hempsted Green

Read more

Vauban, Germany

Read more

Warborough

Read more

Almere, Holland

Read more

Ashley Vale

Read more

West Quantoxhead

Read more

Castle Ring Wood

Read more

The Camberwell Curve

Read more

Trefeglwys

Read more

Wellstride

Read more

Hockerton

Read more

Wokingham

Read more

Top tips

George Clarke's
Top Tip

George Clarke's Top Tip Read more

we support_logo-2tb

Events

Quicklinks

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.

[Tell us about your event]

2015

 

28 February-1 March

Build It Live! South East >>  

Bluewater, Kent

 

3-5 March

Ecobuild 2015 >>  

ExCeL, London

 

26-29 March

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

NEC, Birmingham

 

2-10 May

Grand Designs Live >>  

ExCeL, London

 

16-17 May

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

SECC, Glasgow

 

27-28 June

The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey

 icon-events homeshownorth

3-5 July

The Northern Home Show >>  

Manchester Central, Manchester

 icon-events homeshowwest

11-13 September

The Western Home Show >>  

Malvern, Worcestershire

 icon-events sbd

12-13 September

SelfBuild & Design Show >>  

Exeter, Devon

[Back to TOP]

 icon-events hbr

25-27 September

The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

ExCeL, London

 icon-events biggreen

23-25 October

The Big Green Home Show >>  

Swindon, Wiltshire

 icon-events gdl

8-11 October

Grand Designs Live >>  

NEC, Birmingham

 icon-events hbr

8-11 October

The Edinburgh Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

RHC, Edinburgh

 icon-events hbr

6-8 November

The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show >>  

Harrogate, Yorkshire

 icon-events greenbuild

10-11 November

Greenbuild EXPO >>  

Manchester Central, Manchester

 icon-events hbr

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. 

[Tell us about your event]

2015

Ongoing Self Build Project Management
27 Feb How To Manage, Control & Complete Your Build [Bedfordshire]
28 Feb Ask An Architect [Swindon]
3 Mar Green Build Day/My Energy Efficient Home [St Neots]
3 Mar House construction update [Bath]
13 Mar How To Find Land [Bedfordshire]
20 Mar An Introduction To Self Build [Bedfordshire]
21 Mar The Graven Hill Self Build Event [Chesterton, Oxfordshire]
28 Mar Ask An Architect [Swindon]
7 Apr Self Build Housing Groups [Bath]
10 Apr Making The Most Of Your Plot [Bedfordshire]
10-12 Apr Building with strawbales [Brighton]
17-19 Apr Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
24 Apr How To Plan And Start Your Build [Bedfordshire]
25 Apr Ask An Architect [Swindon]
5 May Avoiding cowboys and working successfully with tradesmen [Bath]
22 May How To Manage, Control & Complete Your Build [Bedfordshire]
23 May Building Systems & Project Management [Swindon]
30 May Ask An Architect [Swindon]
2 Jun An evening with Paul Richards (architect) [Bath]
12-14 Jun Self-building an Earthship [Brighton]
20 Jun Introduction to photovoltaics [Brighton]
26 Jun Making The Most Of Your Plot [Bedfordshire]
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]
1 Sep VAT and tax planning for self builders [Bath]
26 Sep Ask An Architect [Swindon]
6 Oct Designing your home [Bath]
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]