National Custom and Self Build Association Press Releases

NaCSBA Campaigns

Beyond official news releases, NaCSBA runs a range of campaigns, details of which can be found on our campaigns pages. These are focused around giving more people the opportunity to create a home through Self or Custom Building. 

Right to Build Day – assessing planning authority around the first close of a base period for the Right to Build

Help to Build – an alternative to the Help to Buy equity loan that supports the new-build market

Right to Build Portal – connecting the public with their local Right to Build registers

Right to Build Task Force – a NaCSBA initiative supporting stakeholders to deliver more Custom and Self Build

National Custom and Self Build Week – a focal point for a range of activity and publicity

Research and Development – working with the sector for further growth.

NaCSBA Members Newsletters

Check out our recent newsletters for news and updates on our activities and the sector in general.

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Official responses and consultations

NaCSBA frequently responds to call for evidence in consultations and feeds its expertise into national and local debates. These are available to members in the Library area, but a summary of recent activity is shown here.

  • Consumer Spending Review Submission
  • Planning for the Future White Paper Consultation
  • Consumer Spending Review Submission
  • Redress for Purchases of New Build Homes and the New Homes Ombudsman Technical Consultation
  • Public Accounts Committee – Help to Buy Progress Review
  • Andrew Baddeley-Chappell’s address, House of Commons Reception
  • NaCSBA’s response to the 2018 NPPF Consultation
  • NaCSBA’s response to the draft Planning Policy Wales: Edition 10
  • NaCSBA’s response to the New London Plan

NaCSBA/Right to Build Task Force press release archive

21 January 2020 – Right to Build registers and local authority dirty tricks to limit people from signing up

30 October 2019 – Right to Build Day tracks local authority activity around Custom and Self Build plot provision

25 October 2019 – FMB Survey links Custom and Self Build to SME house builders

15 August 2019 – NaCSBA launches its 2019 Self and Custom Build VAT Survey to assess market size

20 December 2018 – 40,000 people sign up to the Right to Build Registers, but charges put some off

31 October 2018 – Letwin Review paves way for more custom and self-build plots

26 July 2018 – NaCSBA responds to the new National Planning Policy Framework

8 June 2018 – RTB Task Force offers five free days of support for community-led housing groups

11 May 2018 – RTB Task Force advises London Older Lesbian Cohousing group

1 May 2019 – National Custom and Self Build Week 2019

25 October 2018 – Task Force announces support for five groups to bring on community-led housing

20 April 2018 – NaCSBA announces National Custom and Self Build week, 7-13 May 2018

12 March 2018 – RTB Task force and Teignbridge DC pilot long-term assessment tool for Custom and Self Build

6 March 2018 – NaCSBA responds to the draft revised NPPF

1 March 2018 – RTB Task force shares best practice on Self Build policy with Dutch Government

1 February 2018 – RTB Task force announces work with Fareham for plots at Welborne Garden Village

30 November 2017 – 33,000 people sign up to the Right To Build Registers 

22 November 2017 – NaCSBA responds to the Autumn Budget

17 August 2017 – NaCSBA’s Task Force Announces Deputy Ambassadors

06 May 2017 – Self Build on a Shoestring 2017

28 February 2017 – NaCSBA’s Task Force announces first organisation to receive support

10 February 2017 – NaCSBA Task Force Launch

10 October 2016 – Self Build on Shoestring Shortlist announced