NaCSBA is a trade body, with the majority of its board members volunteering their time to help promote custom and self build across the UK.
Chief Executive Officer
Negotiating policy and campaigns for NaCSBA and the Right to Build Task Force.
As CEO Andrew is at the frontline of negotiating policy and campaigns for NaCSBA and the Right to Build Task Force, and he also chairs the Bank of England Residential Property Forum.
Previously, he worked for the Nationwide Building Society, where he held a range of senior roles including Head of Mortgage Marketing and Head of Mortgages and Savings Policy. in 2017 he set up his own consultancy, Homanity, focused on improving the housing and mortgage markets for all.
Experienced in negotiating at boardroom and ministerial level, Michael is a tireless campaigner and enthusiast for Self-build and Custom Build.
Michael has been on the board with NaCSBA member from the very start. A former editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Michael is residential property expert, journalist and broadcaster, who currently works as content director for Future Publishing and as a property development consultant.
As Technical Representative, Sally ensures that NaCSBA remains abreast of the ever changing planning legislation that impacts on Self and Custom Build.
Sally is an experienced Chartered Town Planner and Managing Director of Foxley Tagg Planning, which covers self and custom build, cohousing and neighbourhood planning. She is also the ‘Planning Expert’ for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, a passionate presenter of seminars and hosts ‘The Planning Clinic’ at major shows throughout the country, specifically targeted at the Self and Custom Build industry.
Mark works to overcome the obstacles to custom and self build scaling up, by driving policy and bringing about change.
As MD of Potton, one of the UK’s largest Self-build companies, Mark see first-hand the issues facing both the industry and customers. He has over two decades of experience in housing and construction, working for mass market developers and in custom and self build. With vision, determination and commitment Mark trusts that we can address these issues and together bring the sector to the forefront of the construction industry and make building your own home an achievable option for all.
Self Build Representative
Mary works to ensure that the needs and wants of the industry and individuals are supported that work more on the self build side of the sector, building one-off single homes.
Mary plays a prominent role in the development of Self-build mortgage funding concepts that help to enable Self-build, Custom Build and community Self-build, among other developments. She sits on various working parties that look at ways to support and bring new players in to the market. She is a committee member of the Structural Timber Association and has experience on consultations at local and national Government level relating to housing. She writes many articles for the Self-build press, and has been a key expert at Grand Designs Live since its inception.
Group & Community Led Representative
Responsible for promoting and securing better outcomes for groups and the overlap with community led homes.
Jon Broome founded architectural practice Architype, and in the 90’s enabled housing association-funded self build projects for shared ownership and for co-op rent. Since 2000, Jon Broome Architects has been working on Passivhaus custom build houses and feasibility studies for custom build housing. He is a Strategic Advisor to RUSS, a Self-build Community Land Trust in Lewisham and is the author of the Green Self-build Book.
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Membership & Development Representative
Supporting and growing membership is core role for NaCSBA, as membership fees are the only funding the body receives to support its work.
Calum is a huge advocate of the Self-build sector in both his professional and private life, and he has completed a range of his own projects. He spent 20 years at Centaur Media with responsibilities that included the Homebuilding & Renovating portfolio, giving him extensive senior contacts amongst the Self-build community.
He now runs Build It magazine, which now has its own awards scheme, website and a portfolio of Build It Live exhibitions.
Ensuring that the needs of consumers wanting an owner-commissioned home are met and supported, in policy and practice.
Peter is the publisher of SelfBuild & Design magazine. He launched the monthly magazine back in 1997 and the SelfBuild & Design brand now extends to two major exhibitions, PlotBrowser, with a large digital presence.
He believes passionately in Self-build in all its forms, and has substantial personal experience of building projects. Peter sees the importance of Self-build in giving people more choice, enabling them to remove the constraints of the mass market developers and give them the chance to build the home they want, where they want it.
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Supporting NaCSBA’s presence via marketing and at shows and events to ensure that NaCSBA’s work and its key messages are conveyed to a wider audience.
As Managing Director (UK) of Media 10, the published of Grand Designs magazine and host of the live shows. Richard is responsible for driving and delivering Media 10’s ambitions nationally. Prior to this he was responsible for spearheading partnerships with Channel 4, Freemantle and ITV for This Morning Live. He brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the ‘bigger picture’ to NaCSBA and its activities, supporting sector growth and increased opportunities for the association.
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Custom Build Representative
Gus is working with other board members to create a new custom build group, looking at the obstacles and opportunities to be had around custom build and multi-plot sites.
Gus is the owner of Unboxed Homes, formerly Inhabit Homes, which is London’s first Custom Build developer. Since this time he has continued to contribute to NaCSBA’s Custom Build Group and has spoken at numerous events for the association.
Gus has also worked alongside the DCLG, HCA and attended numerous Government events to help build up the sector.
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Angela takes point on Scotland and its work to develop custom and self build – both in policy and in practice.
Angela has been an advocate of self build since building her own home in 2002. She has worked for several years as a consultant to self build groups and local government, and specialises in building connections between communities and agencies. She attends cross party housing group meetings at the Scottish parliament and is leading Glasgow City Council’s pioneering self build project in Maryhill, while continuing to provide help and support to various groups across Scotland through her work as a director of Assemble Collective Self-build.
Finance is a vital aspect of the sector, both development and consumer finance.
Raymond launched the Self-build Advisory Service in 1997 to provide legal services, mortgage advice and plot finding services, which became BuildStore in 2001. He launched the Accelerator advanced stage payment mortgage, created the ability to lend higher amounts to novice Self-builders and founded the National Self-build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.
Raymond has worked with councils across the UK to develop strategies for financing larger scale developments, as well as being involved with all the major Custom Build projects currently being undertaken.
Richard is first point of contact for all new members, as well as existing members and renewals. Contact him on email@example.com
Richard is semi-retired after having spent his entire working career in the Construction and House building industry he is an enthusiastic supporter of Self and Custom build, and was one of the first Members of the NaCSBA team when it was formed 10 years ago.
Marketing & Communications
Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org for any issues are marketing, communications, social media or NaCSBA’s websites.
Duncan has a Masters in Regional and Urban Town Planning, and has been editor of Build It magazine and the Custom Build Strategy website. He has worked in the world of custom and self build for over 16 years, with many more years experience in publishing.
Overseeing the general running and administration for NaCSBA.
Mike self built his family home in 2002 while serving with the Royal Air Force. Since leaving the Service, he has enjoyed a second career as a self build consultant. Mike has been involved with the National Self-build and Renovation since it first opened, initially as a technical advisor in residence, and later as the lead presenter for the three-day Self-build courses. Mike has written extensively for Build It magazine and has been a regular expert at Self-build shows around the country.
Mark works to ensure that NaCSBA’s performs financially as an organisation.
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