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Homes England loan funding unlocks land for further custom build homes

20 new plots for custom build homes are being brought to market at Howton Road in 2018 as part of a development allocation in Newton Abbot by Teignbridge District Council (DC) i....

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Ecology Building Society provides mortgage finance at Cambridge Cohousing’s Marmalade Lane project

Ethical lender the Ecology Building Society has teamed up with Cambridge Cohousing to offer mortgages to the future residents of Marmalade Lane, a 42-home community in the proce....

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Fareham Borough Council and the Right To Build Task Force pursues potential for plots at Welborne Garden Village

Fareham Borough Council and the Right To Build Task Force are working together to help realise potential for self-build and custom build plots at Welborne Garden Village in Hamp....

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Ticket offer for Spring self-build shows

 

Self Build Portal brings you free ticket offers to the best self build shows for anyone wanting to build their dream home...

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Right To Build Expo heads South West for self-build and custom expertise

NaCSBA's Right To Build Task Force, NaCSBA and Wood for Good, in partnership, are hosting the Right To Build Expo: Unlocking the Potential of Custom and Self-build, near Exeter ....

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Case Studies

Beattie Passive house

Manx passive home

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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

 what's on

 


 SHOW  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 NaCSBA supporters can get two free tickets by clicking here and use the code NACSBA.

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 SHOW  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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 SKILLS  Managing Your Build

When: 2 March 2018 (9:30am)
Where: Potton Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, PE19 6EF 
Details: An in-depth look giving you guidance about how to get your build started effectively, managing the process, regulations and permissions. Outlines health and safety and environmental considerations.  
Tickets: FREE

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  SKILLS  Kingspan Timber Solutions Self Build Open Days

When: 28 February/15 March/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  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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 SKILLS  Introduction to Self Build

When: 9 March 2018 (9:30am)
Where: Potton Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, PE19 6EF 
Details: If your thinking about a self-build for the first time this day will help you get started, covering key topics including finding land, designing your dream home, getting planning permission and building with a timber frame. 
Tickets: FREE

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 SKILLS  How to Find and Appraise a Plot

When: 10 March 2018 (10am)
Where: Potton Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, PE19 6EF 
Details: Offering help and advice for finding your perfect plot. The day will support your appraisal as you determine its suitability and overcome any obstacles. 
Tickets: £40pp/£60 per couple or click here for your free pass

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 SHOW  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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 SKILLS  Design & Build Workshop

When: 17 March 2018 (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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 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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 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  NSBRC Eco Workshop

When: 23 June 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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