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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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Teignbridge commits to self build

Cementing its commitment to the sector, Teignbridge is the UK's first council to adopt a policy on self build homes

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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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The Self Build Portal Forum

WELCOME! Whatever you have to say or find advice on, in the self and custom build sector, this is the place. Simply decide on the best area for your comment and get posting!
Discuss how you might form a group with others to acquire a site to split up into plots; or working with a third party to help you build a group of homes together.
86 Topics 298 Replies
by agm.cam.2015
19 Aug 2016 15:54
Discuss mortgages, CIL, S106s, VAT and other finance issues (not concerning the physical structure).
90 Topics 200 Replies
by Daryl
20 Aug 2016 20:30
Discuss town and country planning, spatial planning, masterplans, green belt ...and more!
106 Topics 226 Replies
by AndyPalmer
23 Aug 2016 10:57
Discuss rules for building work and complying with them.
29 Topics 80 Replies
by jacqui13
22 Aug 2016 14:26
Discuss durability, accessibility, adaptability and configuration of a self build project.
18 Topics 68 Replies
Last Post: Re: MVHR
by Ryan-Ask An Engineer
29 Jul 2016 12:03
Discuss the many build methods used to develop your self build project, whether its brick and block, timber frame, steel framed construction... or something else!
37 Topics 107 Replies
by Kev78
24 Aug 2016 16:16
Discuss costs concerning the various build stages of the physical structure of a self/custom build project.
35 Topics 117 Replies
by G Melhu
22 Aug 2016 21:55
Discuss electric, water, drainage, gas, telecommunications and other connections.
12 Topics 7 Replies
by stewart
16 Aug 2016 19:33
Discuss the more eco-friendly ways of self build development and how to heat a project effectively.
16 Topics 26 Replies
by GraemeMcM
05 Jul 2016 09:41
This is the platform for other self build queries and advice... that do not fit anywhere else!
86 Topics 124 Replies
by AndyPalmer
03 Aug 2016 09:25

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