Duncan Hayes manages the Marketing and Communications of NaCSBA, the Right to Build Portal, Self Build Portal and the Right to Build Task Force.
If you are a journalist, producer, reporter, or similar from a broadcasting organisation, newspaper or other media outlet:
Contact our communications team by email. You can also call the press office during office hours: 0771 400 4257
NaCSBA and the Right to Build Task Force Press Releases
NaCSBA latest releases
25 October 2019 – FMB Survey links Custom and Self Build to SME house builders
1 May 2019 – National Custom and Self Build Week 2019
Right to Build Task Force latest releases
Additional NaCSBA work
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 Policy Commission – improving the situation for the sector around land, planning and finance
Right to Build Toolkit – the home of the Right to Build Task Force, sharing best practice and guidance for professionals
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.
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.
Redress for Purchases of New Build Homes and the New Homes Ombudsman Technical Consultation
NaCSBS’s written response in August 2019 sets out our argument that properties that meet the definition of self build, as set out in the Housing and Planning Act 2016, should be outside the scope of the New Homes Ombudsman Scheme.
Public Accounts Committee – Help to Buy Progress Review
NaCSBA CEO’s evidence to the Public Accounts Committee made the case for a version of the Help to Buy scheme for the custom and self build sector – called Help to Build.
Andrew Baddeley-Chappell’s address, House of Commons Reception
NaCSBA CEO’s speech to Gold Corporate Members and leading politicians at its May 2019 House of Commons Reception for National Custom and Self Build Week, setting out sector successes and barriers to growth
NaCSBA’s response to the 2018 NPPF Consultation
NaCSBA sets out the argument for improvements to the draft National Planning Policy Framework consultation, offering guidance for Custom and Self Build.
NaCSBA’s response to the draft Planning Policy Wales: Edition 10
The Edition 10 of Planning Policy Wales consultation requested input from a range of stakeholders. NaCSBA was keen to respond to ensure that the policy included provision for Custom and Self-build housing, as Wales has not adopted the Right to Build Legislation,
NaCSBA’s response to the New London Plan
How Custom and Self Build, and Community-led housing can be incorporated into the New London Plan.
NaCSBA Members Newsletters
Check out our recent newsletters for news and updates on our activities and the sector in general.
NaCSBA/Right to Build Task Force press release archive
31 October 2018 – Letwin Review paves way for more custom and self-build plots
6 March 2018 – NaCSBA responds to the draft revised NPPF
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