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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 phungkwa
05 Feb 2015 19:41
Discuss mortgages, CIL, S106s, VAT and other finance issues (not concerning the physical structure).
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by AndyPalmer
25 Feb 2015 20:45
Discuss town and country planning, spatial planning, masterplans, green belt ...and more!
43 Topics 79 Replies
Last Post: Re: Starting Out
by AndyPalmer
27 Feb 2015 10:24
Discuss rules for building work and complying with them.
9 Topics 15 Replies
by NaCSBA Helper 1
24 Feb 2015 17:29
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.
9 Topics 32 Replies
by NaCSBA Helper 1
24 Feb 2015 16:38
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.
7 Topics 14 Replies
Last Post: Re: Green Deal
by avpaul
13 Oct 2014 13:08
This is the platform for other self build queries and advice... that do not fit anywhere else!
36 Topics 67 Replies
by Caithlinn
27 Feb 2015 14:24

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