Government & policy

Top engineers call for government to reconsider demolishing buildings over ...

13/Oct/2021

Sally Tagg, the Right to Build Task Force's new Acting Head, brings an update of activity, including the future range of masterclasses ...

Custom building included in new National Model Design Code Guidance ...

29/Jul/2021

A suite of measures, including the National Model Design Code guidance, strengthen the outlook for self and custom build homes in the planning mix ...

Bacon Review submission marks 10 years of NaCSBA ...

26/Jul/2021

The submission of the Bacon Review to government on 23 July marks 10 years of NaCSBA, with a huge thank you to our members who have stayed with us throughout ...

Experts call for dedicated modern methods of construction (MMC) design ...

09/Jul/2021

A group of residential experts are calling for a modern methods of construction (MMC) design code to link planning practice with construction practice. ...

Conservative MPs push back against proposed planning reforms ...

18/Jun/2021

Conservative MPs have pushed back against proposed planning reforms in a parliamentary debate, following the loss of a traditional Conservative seat ...

Richard Bacon commissioned to review custom and self build ...

27/Apr/2021

As part of the recently announced Action Plan for custom and self build, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has commissioned the Bacon Review to assess the opportunities and barriers to growth ...

Increase in housing starts as nationwide prices surge ...

22/Mar/2021

Housing starts are up, shows new data, with house prices surging in the busiest sellers market for a decade. ...

Planning Practice Guidance on Self-build and Custom Housebuilding updated ...

11/Feb/2021

Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance on Self-build and Custom Housebuilding, the first update since the legislation was passed ...

New National Model Design Code sets out provision for custom ...

04/Feb/2021

Government has announced a new National Model Design Code together with other proposals that will boosts the outcome for self and custom build ...

Rigorous new energy efficiency standards launched for new build homes ...

22/Jan/2021

Government has announced rigorous new energy efficiency standards launched for new build homes, including scaled targets for anyone building this year ...