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3,500 community led homes at risk if Government doesn’t act,

01/Feb/2019

The National CLT Network has warned that the Community Housing Fund must be extended if 3,500 homes are not to ...

Cardiff

Welsh Government announces finance scheme to get people self building

01/Feb/2019

Welsh Government has launched a ground-breaking finance scheme to make custom and self build an option for more people in ...

Planning Policy Wales

New Welsh planning policy supports small sites and self build

05/Jan/2019

Welsh Government's new Planning Policy Wales comes out in support of custom and self build, as well as the need ...

Urban Mesh at Gingerbread City

Gingerbread city showcases custom build homes from Urban Mesh Design

20/Dec/2018

This year's Gingerbread City at the V&A celebrates design with its Future Cities theme, with Urban Mesh's custom build terrace ...

Best Self Build or Renovation Project Build It Awards 2018

Build It Awards celebrate custom and self build successes

18/Dec/2018

The annual Build It Awards 2018 took place in November celebrating the best in custom and self build over the ...

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

15/Nov/2018

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

RUSS training day: From proposal to Planning

21/Sep/2018

RUSS is running a one-day workshop for community-led groups on the 17 November, the second module in its education programme. ...

Could your grand design be built in a flying factory?

31/Aug/2018

Off-site manufacture or construction is a staple of the Self-build industry, with timber-frame homes typically being built in factories. This ...

Self-builders responsible for one in three of all new detached

14/Aug/2018

Newly released figures from HM Revenue & Customs for ‘VAT refunds for DIY housebuilders’ show that the self-build market was ...

Can you solve the housing crisis and win £50,000!

09/Aug/2018

The Richard Koch BreakThrough Prize is this year offering anyone the chance of winning £50,000 for an essay on creating ...