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Dream and plan at Grand Designs Live on 5-13 May

The hugely popuplar Grand Designs Live comes to London’s ExCel on the 5-13 May for nine days of inspiration and practical advice.

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Kickstart your dream home project at the National Self Build & Renovation Show

The National Self Build & Renovation Show, 11–13 May at the NSBRC is an essential in the show calendar, offering a wealth of information, whatever stage your Custom o....

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National Custom and Self Build Week 2018

 

Brought to you by NaCSBA, National Custom and Self Build Week 2018 takes place between 7-13 May, with events at Grand Designs Live, the NSBRC and Graven Hill

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Build your dream at Graven Hill with pilot mortgage scheme

Cherwell District Council has announced a pilot mortgage scheme offering self-builders the chance to apply for a mortgage through their local authority with just a five per cent....

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London Mayor brings on small sites for self and custom building

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has created a new website for selling  small publicly-owned sites as a pilot for providing plots for the capital’s small- and medium-enterprise....

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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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Manor Farm, Kirton

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Findhorn

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Hockerton

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What's on guide 2018

 

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 SHOW  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

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 SKILLS  The Design Process Explained

When: 6 April 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  My Energy Efficent Home

When: 14 April 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  Kingspan Timber Solutions Self Build Open Days

When: 21 April/19 May 2018 (9:30am)
Where: Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, PE19 6EF 
Details: Learn all about the advantages of building with timber frame and the build systems on offer with Kingspan Timber Solutions, including SIPs.  
Tickets: FREE

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 SHOW  The National Self Build & Renovation Show

When: 11-13 May 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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 SKILLS  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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 SHOW  Grand Designs Live London

When: 5 May-13 May 2018 (Times vary)
Where: ExCel Centre, London, E16 1XL
Details: Whether you're renovating, re-designing or simply doing some DIY, you'll find everything you need to create your own grand design at the UK's number one self-build and home improvement event. 
Tickets: £12/15 in advance, £17/20 on the door. NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here*
*Offer on standard tickets only and must be booked in advance before midnight 12th May 2018. Maximum of 2 tickets per order. 

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 SKILLS  Design & Build Workshop

When: 2 June 2018; 15 September; 24 November (10am-5:30pm)
Where: NSBRC, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB
Details: Design & Build companies work with you to design a home that suits your needs, your budget and your lifestyle, then undertake part or all of the construction giving you cost and programme certainty.  
Tickets: Free of charge

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 SKILLS  Design Your Perfect Kitchen and Bathroom

When: 16 June, 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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 SKILLS  NSBRC Eco Workshop

When: 23 June; 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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 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

Click here to find out more>>