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Help people self or custom build to counter housing crisis, says trade body

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'First' successful planning appeal for proposed custom build development

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Self builders sought to take on plots in Cumbria

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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 Shoes
21 May 2015 12:17
Discuss mortgages, CIL, S106s, VAT and other finance issues (not concerning the physical structure).
43 Topics 111 Replies
by quintain
25 May 2015 17:15
Discuss town and country planning, spatial planning, masterplans, green belt ...and more!
52 Topics 99 Replies
by Nikey027
21 May 2015 12:20
Discuss rules for building work and complying with them.
14 Topics 45 Replies
by AndyPalmer
22 May 2015 15:10
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 40 Replies
by johnmeto
25 May 2015 18:13
Discuss costs concerning the various build stages of the physical structure of a self/custom build project.
11 Topics 33 Replies
by petercash
15 May 2015 13:13
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!
42 Topics 62 Replies
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