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News

Scottish government boosts Highland Self-Build Loan Fund

The Scottish government has boosted its revolving fund to enable self building in the Highlands

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Graven Hill update

There’s less than a week to go before Graven Hill launches plots for sale nationally on 22nd August.  

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Canalside custom build

Residents have moved into Lancaster's first canalside custom build 

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Calling all pioneers

The government's custom build pilot scheme has launched its first phase of development

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Passivhaus preview

Work is underway on a sustainable new addition to Norfolk's self build scene

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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

Architect or Package-build?

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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:

 

SELFBUILD & DESIGN SHOW 10-11 September, Exeter


 

 

HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOW 23-25 September, London


 

 

THE BIG GREEN HOME SHOW 7-9 October, NSBRC, Swindon 


 

HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOW 15-16 October, Edinburgh


  

GRAND DESIGNS LIVE 19-23 October, NEC Birmingham


  

 

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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

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]