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Two Bristol schemes promise more self/custom build homes

'Self finish' homes emerge on former school site with serviced plots planned elsewhere

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Enough brownfield land to build around ¼ million homes by 2019, says RICS

Findings could signal new opportunities for even more people to build their own homes in England

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Veterans begin building their own homes in Plymouth

Work due to start on project which provides ex-service personnel with skills and training to build 12 homes for themselves

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Devon self builders construct homes for each other

Local families begin work on six straw bale eco-homes after a three-year wait

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'Good practice' document published to help local authorities support private homebuilders

National Custom and Self Build Association reveals early findings from programme of work to help more people build their own homes

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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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Latest News

Two Bristol schemes promise more self/custom build homes

'Self finish' homes emerge on former school site with serviced plots planned elsewhere

Read more...

Enough brownfield land to build around ¼ million homes by 2019, says RICS

Findings could signal new opportunities for even more people to build their own homes in England

Read more...

Veterans begin building their own homes in Plymouth

Work due to start on project which provides ex-service personnel with skills and training to build 12 homes for themselves

Read more...

Devon self builders construct homes for each other

Local families begin work on six straw bale eco-homes after a three-year wait

Read more...

'Good practice' document published to help local authorities support private homebuilders

National Custom and Self Build Association reveals early findings from programme of work to help more people build their own homes

Read more...

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