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Latest Press Releases

10 October 2016 - Self Build on Shoestring Shortlist announced

18 September 2016 - Self Build on Shoestring Longlist announced

11 May 2016 - Court of Appeal reintroduces Section 106 Exemption

5 May 2016 - 2016 Self Build on a Shoestring competition launched at Grand Designs Live

3 December 2015 - Self and custom builders declare that finding land remains the toughest challenge

8 October 2015 - Welsh architect wins design contest with innovative 'flat-pack' computer-generated plywood home

5 October 2015 - Five innovative ideas shortlisted as finalists for the 2015 Self Build on a Shoestring competition

4 September 2015 - Five free regional events for planning/housing officers on how to deliver more self/custom build opportunities

30 July 2015 - Just 50 days left to submit designs for the ultimate 'flexible' self build starter home constructed for only £50,000

10 July 2015 - Many councils are taking action to boost private homebuilding

2 May 2015 - Could you design the ultimate 'flexible' self build starter home that can be constructed for just £40,000?

30 April 2015 - Custom and self build: the acceptable face of new housebuilding

26 November 2014 - The Nationwide Foundation supports vital work to enable more people to build their own affordable homes

9 October 2014 - Collaborative project wins top prize in the 2014 Self Build on a Shoestring competition

4 August 2014 - New service to boost self build housing

1 August 2014 - 50 days to go until the deadline for entering the Self Build on a Shoestring competition

11 May 2014 - Ideas competition launched to design 20 low-cost self build homes for a city location

1 May 2014 - People's Housing Manifesto to be formally launched at the start of National Custom & Self Build Week

27 February 2014 - Survey shows increase in self build intentions as plans for National Custom and Self Build Week 2014 are unveiled