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How NaCSBA can help you!

NaCSBA is committed to helping grow the Self-build, Custom Build and community-led housing sector, and has dedicated websites offering a wealth of help and support.

Help for consumers

NaCSBA’s consumer website offers help, advice and support for anyone interested in an owner-commissioned home. It’s got information about sites, routes, models as well as a useful suppliers directory of companies that can help you create your dream, and also details of NaCSBA’s members.

The Right to Build Portal campaign

Anyone in England can sign up for their Right to Build by signing up to the Right to Build registers, which each local council in England must host. The Right to Build Portal is a free service that will connect you to the registers run by your local councils.

Help for professionals

Join NaCSBA to show your support for the sector. NaCSBA’s website is a source of news and information about policy, lobbying and more.

The industry-facing website of the Right to Build Task Force, which supports a range of stakeholders and community groups to help bring on more custom build housing by offering tailored advice on a chargeable basis. The website has a wealth of free information and advice, as well as news about recent events and news from the Right to Build Task Force, which is a NaCSBA initiative.

Custom and Self Build Demand Assessment Model

The Right to Build Task Force and housing and planning consultancy Three Dragons have developed a model for measuring potential demand for Custom and Self-build at a district or area level for local authorities. This supplements the short-term evidence provided by local Self-build Registers and can be used to inform planning policy, including local plans, and as evidence of demand at Examination.

Help for community groups

Community groups such as cohousing and Community Land Trusts are effectively groups of consumers operating at a professional level as they engage with every element of creating a tailor-made community. Therefore they’ll find information to support them in all of your websites.

Useful community links

Community Land Scotland 
UK Cohousing
Community Land Trust Network
Community Led Housing London