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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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Information of use to Local Authorities, Public Sector Organisations and Planners

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The Self Build Portal has compiled a collective of downloads each containing useful information on the self/custom build sector. These are available below for FREE - however, you must be registered and logged in to view the full detail:

 

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This report - authored by Ben Burton, Centre for Housing Policy at University of York - aims to understand the needs of self builders in the UK and what local authorities can do to address them.

The report also looks at the demand for self build in York and tries to pinpoint any local resources available to the council to help.

 

This National Self Build Association (now National Custom & Self Build Association) Guide suggests several reasons why councils should use public land to encourage more self or custom build homes.

It also highlights the techniques that councils can use to make land available.

Several case studies and a Frequently Asked Questions section are included.

 

This National Self Build Association (now National Custom & Self Build Association) Guide is intended to help council housing/housing associations and all other types of public sector organisation keen to support people who want to build their own home.

It provides some pointers and ideas as to how the subject could be approached and, above all, it aims to inspire action to grow the self build sector.

 

This National Self Build Association (now National Custom & Self Build Association) Guide is intended to help Local Authority Planning Teams and all other types of public sector organisation keen to support people who want to build their own home.

It provides some pointers and ideas as to how the subject could be approached and, above all, it aims to inspire action to grow the self build sector.

See also the document 'Planning for Custom Build Housing: Frequently Asked Questions' below.

 

This information should be read in conjunction with the document 'Planning for Custom Build Housing: A Practice Guide'.