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Can you solve the housing crisis and win £50,000!

The Richard Koch BreakThrough Prize is this year offering anyone the chance of winning £50,000 for an essay on creating a popular policy to rejuvenate our property-owning democ....

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Teignbridge District Council brings on a range of Custom and Self-build opportunities

Thanks to its percentage rule for serviced plots, Teignbridge District Council is permissioning a range of opportunities for Custom and Self-builders in the South West.

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What's on guide 2018

 

 what's on


  SKILLS  Hempcrete - Retrofitting for Self Builders

When: 4 August (9.30am-6pm)
Where: Centre for Alternative Technology,Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth SY20 9AZ
Details: Learn how to best use hempcrete in renovation and retrofit and get lots of experience working on a hempcrete infill to a timber-frame panel including shuttering, reinforcement, mixing and placing the hempcrete.
Tickets: £90

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  SKILLS  NSBRC Eco Workshop

When: 18 August; 10 November 2018 (10am-5:30pm)
Where: NSBRC, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB
Details: A focused look at the particulars that are required when building a high-perfomance property or one that utilisises nartural materials. It covers the role that the self-builder plays in the construction process, whether it be self-project managing, package managing or using sub-contratcors addressing the merits of each route.  
Tickets: Free of charge

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 SKILLS  My Energy Efficent Home

When: 11 August, 24 November 2018 (11am)
Where: Potton Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, PE19 6EF 
Details: A special energy event to help you understand more about how to ensure your build is as energy efficient as possible. With Housebuilder's Bible author Mark Brinkley, discussing self-builders wanting to build greener, more energy effiecient homes.
Tickets: £25pp/£40 per couple or click here for your free pass

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 SKILLS  The Design Process Explained

When: 17 August, 23 November 2018 (10am)
Where: Potton Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, PE19 6EF 
Details: A seminar to get you started with designing your home from start to finish, including budget and lifestyle choices and preparing a design ready for submission for planning. Includes design work considerations necessary for Build Regulations submission.
Tickets: £25pp/£40 per couple or click here for your free pass

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 SKILLS  NSBRC Eco Workshop - Heat and Energy

When: 18 August; 10 November 2018 (10am-5:30pm)
Where: NSBRC, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB
Details: Get the answers that the salesmen might not tell you on everything from heat pumps to solar panels; what’s new, what works and what are the practical issues that need to be considered when installing such renewable technologies, including who does what and how it all connects together. 
Tickets: Free of charge

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  SKILLS  Fast track your project

When: 31 August; 1 September 2018 (10am)
Where: Potton Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, PE19 6EF   
Details: Expert advice and guidance is available with sit down, one-to-one appointments on a range of topics including, planning, design, budgeting and project management to help you move your project forward.   
Tickets: Free of charge

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 SKILLS  Granted Permission: How to get your project moving

When: 8 September; 3 November 2018 (10am)
Where: Potton Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, PE19 6EF   
Details: With planning permission secured many self builders find themselves unsure how to get their project started on site. This course aims to address that question and will enable those attending to move their project forward with confidence.

Tickets: Free of charge

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 SKILLS  Design Your Perfect Kitchen and Bathroom

When: 15 September 2018 
Where: Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, PE19 6EF 
Details: Potton and Cambridge Kitchens and Bathrooms host a dedicated design masterclass giving you all the information you need to help create your perfect kitchen and bathroom. 
Tickets: Free of charge

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 SHOW  Homebuilding & Renovating Show London

When: 21-23 September 2018 (Sat-Sun 10am-5/4:30pm)
Where: ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
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/£16 two-day ticket. NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here

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  SKILLS  NSBRC Ask an Architect  

When: 22 September 2018 (10am-5:30pm)
Where: NSBRC, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB
Details: Don't miss the opportunity to chat to an architect about your project, with a free personal consultation courtesey of RIBA, the Royal Institute of Architects.  
Tickets: Free of charge

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 SKILLS  Reedbeds and Waste Water Management

When: 23 September  (9.30am-6pm)
Where: Centre for Alternative Technology,Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth SY20 9AZ
Details: This course explores the technicalities, design and implementation of reedbeds and alternative waste water treatment systems at a domestic level.
Tickets: £60

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  SHOW  The National Self Build & Renovation Show

When: 5-7 October 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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 SHOW  Grand Designs Live

 

When: 10-14 October 2018 (10-5pm Sat/4pm Sun)
Where: Brimingham NEC. 
Details: The team behind the eponymous Grand Designs show bring you another jam-packed live show sharing the best in home design, technology and gardens, as well as the latest interior styles and trends. .
Tickets: Tickets cost from £12 for weekday entrance. NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here* Use code NACSBA18

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 SHOW  Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show

When: 6-7 October 2018 (10-5pm Sat/4pm Sun)
Where: Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge. 
Details: Cornwall's premier home improvement and self build show, bringing you the best of building in the South West.With plenty of exhibitors, there are 25 minute drop-in seminars covering everything from low carbon renewal solutions to engaging architects.
Tickets: Look out for free registration in advance, or £3pp or £5 per couple after. Click here to book

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 SHOW  Homebuilding & Renovating Show Edinburgh

When: 20-21 October 2018 (Sat-Sun 10am-5/4:30pm)
Where: Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA
Details: Head to Harrogate for an information packed show for anyone planning to build their own home, transform their space with an extension or just give their home a fresh new look. From stunning kitchens to glamorous bathrooms, the show's got it covered. 
Tickets: £12 one-day ticket/£16 two-day ticket. NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here

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 SHOW  Homebuilding & Renovating Show Harrogate

When: 2-4 November 2018 (Sat-Sun 10am-5/4:30pm)
Where: RHC, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB
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/£16 two-day ticket. NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here

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 SKILLS  NSBRC Eco Workshop - Retrofit Eco Solutions

When: 10 November 2018 (10am-5:30pm)
Where: NSBRC, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB
Details: What practical measures can be taken with existing buildings to make them more sustainable and energy efficient? There is advice on everything from achieving air tightness, insulation requirements and design considerations, to ventilation issues and how to choose between the array of windows and doors that are on the market. 
Tickets: Free of charge

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 SHOW  Homebuilding & Renovating Show Somerset

When: 18-19 November 2018 (Sat-Sun 10am-5/4:30pm)
Where: Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN
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/£16 two-day ticket. NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here

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  SKILLS  NSBRC Design and Build Workshop 

When: 24 November 2018 (10am-5:30pm)
Where: NSBRC, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB
Details: A masterclass on working with Design & Build companies, looking at design, budget and other consideratoins involved in the process. This enables you to stay in control of the process without the rigours of project managing yourself. 
Tickets: Free of charge

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 SKILLS  NSBRC Ask an Architect  

When: 1 December 2018 (10am-5:30pm)
Where: NSBRC, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB
Details: Don't miss the opportunity to chat to an architect about your project, with a free personal consultation courtesey of RIBA, the Royal Institute of Architects.  
Tickets: Free of charge

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 SHOW  Homebuilding & Renovating Show Farnborough

When: 19-20 January 2019 (Sat-Sun 10am-5/4:30pm)
Where: Farnborough International, ETPS Road, Farnborough, GU14 6FD
Details: A brand new show for the South of England. Covering everything from designing and building your own house, adding an  extension or renovating and remodelling, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is a must. From stunning kitchens to glamorous bathrooms, the show's got it covered. 
Tickets: £12 one-day ticket/£16 two-day ticket. NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here

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