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Task Force promotes community-led housing with awards of free advice

Following a call for applications earlier in the year, the Right to Build Task Force has awarded five organisations free help in the form of tailored expert advice.

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Get inspired by Netherland's Custom and Self-build homes

The Netherlands has been leading the way in innovation for Custom and Self-build homes, so get inspired by some of the various routes it uses to give people a tailor-made home.&....

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RUSS training day: From proposal to Planning

RUSS is running a one-day workshop for community-led groups, the second module in its education programme. 

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Could your grand design be built in a flying factory?

A flying factory is way of building a Self- or Custom Build home with all the benefits offered by building in a precision-factory environment, but on site.

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Community groups should take up learnings from free Right to Build Expos

The Right to Build Task Force has announced four more Expos fo....

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Case Studies

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Bath Street Collective Custom Build

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Planning for retirement with Potton

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Bakers Shaw

Bakers Shaw mixed build-method Passivhaus

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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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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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London launches £8m self build fund

19 July 2012

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has announced its proposals for its £8million share of government funding for custom and self build homes in the capital.

The 'Build Your Own Home – the London Way' scheme offers the capital’s prospective self builders  the opportunity to apply for a loan or grant from the Government’s 'Custom Build' or 'Community Right to Build' schemes, to get their self build projects off the ground, as well as develop community facilities.

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#1 Ted Stevens 2012-08-10 14:31
It seems that Boris is really keen on this and wants to get the first project underway very quickly - on a site at Custom House in London's docklands. It has potential to take eight townhouses. If you are a community group, or a bunch of chums who want to build together, or a developer specialising in self build, check out the links above
 

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