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Right To Build Task Force South West Expo for self-build and custom

NaCSBA's Right To Build Task Force is hosting an expo near Exeter on the 8 March, sharing updates and information on the local picture of Right To Build progress for local autho....

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New Housing Minister Raab joins elevated housing department

Dominic Raab has been appointed as Housing Minister, joining the newly elevated Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government under Secretary of State for Housing Sajid ....

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Could the Right To Build be a route to homes for key-workers?

Richard Bacon asks the question: could the Right To Build be used to create homes to attract key-workers to areas struggling to recruit and retain core staff?

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New Homes England agency to focus on more land for custom and self-build

Government has announced that the Homes and Communities Agency has been rebranded as Homes England in a move that will see more land being brought forward for development.

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Huge 80% increase in people signed up to create their own home

 Recent research by the National Custom and Self-Build Association (NaCSBA) shows that 33,000 people have now signed up to the Right To Build registers.

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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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What's on guide 2018

 

  

The National Self Build & Renovation Show

When: 26-28 January 2018 (Fri & Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm)
Where: NSBRC, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB
Details: Everything you need to know about creating your own bespoke home under one roof at the UK’s only permanent self-build and renovation exhibition. Meet the best suppliers in the industry, chat to sector experts, get finance advice and attend information-packed seminars and live demonstrations. Take advantage of guided tours of life-size educational zones. 
Tickets: £12 on the door or free if you book in advance

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Build It Live South East

When: 3-4 February 2018 (Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4:30pm)
Where: Kent Event Centre, Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JF
Details: Get free one-on-one expert advice, attend information-packed seminars, talk to hundreds of specialist suppliers and meet real self-builders who have successfully completed their projects. The ideal show for anyone across the South East looking to build their own dream home.
Tickets: £12 NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here.

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Selfbuild Live Belfast

When: 16-18 February 2018 (10am-6pm)
Where: Titanic Exhibition Centre, 17 Queens Road, Belfast, BT3 9DU
Details: Packed with ideas, inspiration and advice for anyone building, extending, renovating or simply decorating their home. Includes 1-2-1 clinics and a new Self Build Bootcamp covering all the basics of getting your own project off the ground.
Tickets: £10 

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Build It Live North West

When: 17-18 February 2018 (Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4:30pm)
Where: Event City, Hall 3, EventCity, Intu Trafford Centre, Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 7TB (M17 8AS for Satnav)
Details: Live seminars, free expert one-on-one advice, specialist workshops and more – ideal for prospective self-builders and renovators across the North-West. In addition, there's the opportunity to meet with hundreds of manufacturers, suppliers, homebuilding companies and tradespeople to help visitors realise their dream home project.
Tickets: £12 NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here.

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Selfbuild & Design East

When: 3-4 March 2018 (Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm)
Where: Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, Peterborough PE2 6XE
Details: At this live show, you’ll have the chance to meet exhibitors, take part in seminars, see product demonstrations and ask Selfbuild & Design Magazine’s experts for their advice. Talk to the manufacturers, architects, suppliers, designers, builders and project advisors that serve the east of England.
Tickets: £12 on the door or £6 in advance. NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here and using the code SB8EENAC.

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Ideal Home Show 

When: 17 March-2 April 2018 (Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sun 10am-6pm)
Where: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington W14 8UX
Details: From kitchens and bathrooms to bedrooms and basements, as well as fixtures and fittings, the Ideal Home Show has got it all for home renovation. It's also packed with fashion, beauty and gifts, all under one roof at an award-winnnig show. 
Tickets: £14/£12 concession weekdays; £16/£14 weekends, kids under 16 free

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Homebuilding & Renovating Show NEC

When: 22 March-25 March 2018 (Thurs-Sun 10am-5pm)
Where: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Details: Whether you're planning to build your own house, add a spacious extension or just want to remodel and update your existing home, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is a must. From stunning kitchens to glamorous bathrooms, the show's got it covered. 
Tickets: £12 one-day ticket/£18 two-day ticket. NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here and using the code

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Selfbuild Bootcamp

When: 12 May 2018
Where: Radisson Blu, London Stansted, Waltham Close, CM24 1PP
Details: Two tiered interactive workshop sessions educating you on how to renovate your existing home and create your own dream home. Ask the experts your most burning questions and get them answered right there and then. Speak to the most innovative product manufacturers and build a support network with all the other attendees from whom you could bounce ideas.
Tickets: £99 +VAT

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