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Government document sums up state of the self/custom build sector

Briefing paper summarises initiatives launched to date aimed at helping people build homes for themselves

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Sheffield City Council unveils numerous self/custom build plots

Right to Build vanguard council brings nine sites to market allowing up to 80 homes

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Custom build homes designated for East Midlands development

Outline planning permission secured for 60-home scheme in South Derbyshire

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Right to Build extended in Cambridgeshire

Councillors choose to continue Government scheme matching self builders with shovel ready sites

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More self build homes in the pipeline for Plymouth

Two new projects move step closer after funding approved by local authority

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Case Studies

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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Low-cost Irish House

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Community Eco-homes, Devon

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Lancaster Cohousing

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Cropthorne

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Findhorn

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Almere, Holland

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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 paulinuk
23 Jul 2015 09:00
Discuss mortgages, CIL, S106s, VAT and other finance issues (not concerning the physical structure).
47 Topics 121 Replies
Last Post: Re: CIL Excemption
by msginam
23 Jul 2015 09:46
Discuss town and country planning, spatial planning, masterplans, green belt ...and more!
68 Topics 140 Replies
by AndyPalmer
27 Jul 2015 11:15
Discuss rules for building work and complying with them.
14 Topics 48 Replies
by new.house@hotmail.co.uk
21 Jul 2015 14:08
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!
18 Topics 47 Replies
by AndyPalmer
25 Jun 2015 17:02
Discuss costs concerning the various build stages of the physical structure of a self/custom build project.
15 Topics 45 Replies
by nmharley@ntlworld.com
27 Jul 2015 19:28
Discuss electric, water, drainage, gas, telecommunications and other connections.
6 Topics 3 Replies
by K2Rc
25 Jul 2015 17:06
Discuss the more eco-friendly ways of self build development and how to heat a project effectively.
9 Topics 16 Replies
by AndyPalmer
14 Jul 2015 17:04
This is the platform for other self build queries and advice... that do not fit anywhere else!
49 Topics 77 Replies
by NaCSBA Helper 1
27 Jul 2015 10:50

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