NEWS

Just 50 days left to submit designs for the ultimate ...

30/Jul/2015

The countdown has begun to the deadline for this year’s Self Build on a Shoestring competition. The 2015 ideas competition is looking for designs for an innovative ‘self build’ starter home ...

Many councils are taking action to boost private homebuilding ...

10/Jul/2015

The Research & Development team has masterminded the first comprehensive survey of custom and self build activity across all English local authorities – and the findings have revealed that more ...

Custom build presentation at GLA event ...

02/Jul/2015

I was kindly offered the opportunity to present at a Greater London Authority (GLA) organised event last Monday (29th June) – designed to promote custom build to developers and local ...

Different approaches to supporting group projects… But which is best? ...

24/Jun/2015

We’ve just returned from a 1900 mile, five day marathon around The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany, where we saw around a dozen diverse projects and met with a range ...

Welcoming the new additions to our Executive Committee ...

22/Jun/2015

During our recent AGM – held on 17th June at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon – we officially announced three new additions to our Executive Committee. ...

Digitising Custom Build takes shape ...

11/Jun/2015

On behalf of NaCSBA, I’m pleased to announce further information about ‘Digitising Custom Build’ – a new project set to develop digital methods and tools that will help custom builders ...

Exploring how architects can stimulate self and custom build ...

04/Jun/2015

NaCSBA’s outgoing Collective Custom Build Representative Cany Ash and I recently met with members of the RIBA Housing Group to start to explore the important role that architects can play ...

The Right to Build and the ‘Housing Bill’ ...

28/May/2015

NaCSBA welcomes the announcement in yesterday’s Queens Speech about progressing the Right to Build, which enables people wanting to build their own home to request a building plot from their ...

Further thoughts on the Right to Build ...

27/May/2015

We expect the Government will announce its intention to introduce further legislation on The Right to Build in this parliament, going beyond the demand register which received Royal Assent earlier ...

Our latest study visit to Germany ...

26/May/2015

Our latest study visit took us to Hamburg, Potsdam and Berlin in mid-May – these three cities that are leading the way on innovative collective custom build solutions. The main ...