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Government confirms plans for councils to keep self build registers

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis makes announcement as part of plans to provide more homes

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Plymouth's Nelson custom build scheme moves forward

Land for the scheme is being transferred from Plymouth City Council to housing association DCH and contractor Interserve

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Cambridge K1 scheme scoops eco award

Residents say the cohousing concept makes their energy-efficient scheme unique

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Market researcher predicts buoyant self build market despite recent slowdown

Lead economist claims government measures should boost sector despite new figures showing minimal growth

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Devon community self build scheme planned

Plans readied for eco self build scheme of 13 homes built by group of local people

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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.
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by albertpi
06 Feb 2016 06:26
Discuss mortgages, CIL, S106s, VAT and other finance issues (not concerning the physical structure).
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by Shutehill
06 Feb 2016 15:50
Discuss town and country planning, spatial planning, masterplans, green belt ...and more!
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by Rogjanie66
29 Jan 2016 11:48
Discuss rules for building work and complying with them.
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by AndyPalmer
26 Jan 2016 17:44
Discuss durability, accessibility, adaptability and configuration of a self build project.
11 Topics 31 Replies
by KennyT
04 Feb 2016 10:09
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!
29 Topics 102 Replies
by vberg
01 Feb 2016 13:15
Discuss costs concerning the various build stages of the physical structure of a self/custom build project.
24 Topics 84 Replies
by KennyT
29 Jan 2016 13:33
Discuss electric, water, drainage, gas, telecommunications and other connections.
10 Topics 7 Replies
by Jason1
29 Jan 2016 16:57
Discuss the more eco-friendly ways of self build development and how to heat a project effectively.
12 Topics 22 Replies
by elmitodeherta
01 Feb 2016 10:32
This is the platform for other self build queries and advice... that do not fit anywhere else!
76 Topics 107 Replies
by Robsmith
05 Feb 2016 16:02

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