The introduction of this one-stop-shop set up specifically for homeowners will be the first such approach by a local council. It is set up to provide homeowners with advice on planning and building as well as dealing with issues such as property searches and street naming. With the Self-Build and Custom House Building Bill passing the final stage in the Commons, making land available for those interested in building their own home, and the RIBA lobbying politicians with “#BuildaBetterBritain” campaign, demanding the construction of more quality new homes, there is an […]
There are more detached homes being built now than at the height of the property boom in 2007 according to figures released by The National House Building Council (NHBC). With 38,113 new build properties of this type registered with it in 2014, it is the highest number recorded for any year since 2004. The NHBC’s registration figures are taken from builders who are responsible for around 80% of homes constructed in the UK. The number of […]
Local authorities will be required to provide plots for self builders who demand them under a Private Member’s Bill that is progressing into law
Section 106s have been abolished for self-builders, promising to help hundreds of people looking to build their own home.