The National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) runs a calendar of invaluable training events, both live from its Swindon base, and online, meaning that anyone can join. NaCSBA is delighted to be teaming up with the NSBRC for a brand new online surgery – Grants, Legislation and Latest News on 23 June, 19:00-20:00.
The online surgery sessions are part of the NSBRC’s 15 year celebrations, and this session provides would-be builders with a focused update on the political and legislative factors affecting self-builders today. Right now, there’s never been more high-level support for custom and self builders, creating a favourable climate for anyone wanting to build.
During the event, NaCSBA CEO, Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, will be offering updates on the following areas:
- Right to Build – A recap of the legislation and the registers, including why its important and how to sign up (find your register here). Some councils have barriers to signing up, and NaCSBA is working to ensure that Local Authorities are pro-active in their approaches. Equally, it lobbies government to improve the situation and ensure councils are held accountable to the duties placed on them by the legislation.
- Help to Build – A look at the government’s equity loan scheme for people wanting to self or custom build their own home. Is it right for you, when will it launch and how do you apply?
- Boiler upgrade scheme – The government is providing grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). These can help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.
- Nutrient Neutrality – You might not have heard of this, but it is affecting many self-builders, preventing any building work in set areas. Find out the facts in this session!
The surgery also includes a Q&A slot where you can raise your own issues.
NaCSBA’s aim is to make custom and self build a mainstream choice for all those seeking a home of their own, and shares the NSBRC’s own vision of helping people enjoy better homes.
The NSBRC has a host of other training courses and sessions, essential guidance for anyone setting out on a project of their own. Other events for summer include a Planning Surgery, Virtual Renovation Course and Ask An Architect appointments.