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News

Innovative designs sought for self build starter home built for £40,000

'Ultra-Flexible Modular Self Build on a Shoestring' 2015 ideas competition launched for National Custom & Self Build Week

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Support pledged for more new homes if they are self or custom built

Almost 1 in 5 more likely to support more homes in their area if larger share of new local homes were built by and for individuals

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Scottish serviced plots scheme launched with open weekend

Plots made available for two to five-bedroom homes on residential development in Moray

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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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Case Studies

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 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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Top tips

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