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Plymouth City Council leads the way in a self build "revolution"

Local authority reveals almost 200 custom and self build homes in the pipeline

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New measures set to help more people build their own homes

Enterprise announced to steer self build Garden City as housebuilding Bill receives Royal Assent

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Self build 'Future Proof Home' launched at Ideal Home Show

Eco-friendly house designed and built in eight weeks set to be focal point of annual home exhibition

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Housing Minister urges English councils to plan for custom and self build

Brandon Lewis suggests "more work needed" to address lack of suitable plots

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Budget measures include new scheme to help buy custom build homes

Chancellor introduces investment arrangements which could help first-time buyers build their own property

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Case Studies

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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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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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.
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by editor
31 Mar 2015 12:38
Discuss mortgages, CIL, S106s, VAT and other finance issues (not concerning the physical structure).
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by AndyPalmer
17 Mar 2015 20:34
Discuss town and country planning, spatial planning, masterplans, green belt ...and more!
45 Topics 81 Replies
by apollo99
01 Apr 2015 09:24
Discuss rules for building work and complying with them.
10 Topics 27 Replies
Last Post: Re: log cabin
by AndyPalmer
29 Mar 2015 12:15
Discuss durability, accessibility, adaptability and configuration of a self build project.
5 Topics 10 Replies
by AndyPalmer
08 Nov 2014 22:51
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!
13 Topics 29 Replies
by NaCSBA Helper 1
24 Feb 2015 16:48
Discuss costs concerning the various build stages of the physical structure of a self/custom build project.
10 Topics 32 Replies
Last Post: Land, Land Land
by JP79er
16 Mar 2015 17:34
Discuss electric, water, drainage, gas, telecommunications and other connections.
5 Topics 3 Replies
by wilkobury
16 Aug 2014 20:11
Discuss the more eco-friendly ways of self build development and how to heat a project effectively.
8 Topics 14 Replies
by cathb
23 Mar 2015 14:06
This is the platform for other self build queries and advice... that do not fit anywhere else!
38 Topics 60 Replies
by tajfunny
25 Mar 2015 10:48

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