Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ashley Vale Action Group on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Costing The Earth’…

BBC Radio 4’s Costing The Earth takes a look at the Ashley Vale Action Group’s experience of group self-build, coming principally from an energy performance point of view and touching on self-build in general. Listen again here. (AVAG appro. 12mins 30s … Continue reading

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Article on the ‘new self-build revolution’ in BD…

Peter Murray, chairman of New London Architecture, throws down the gauntlet to young architects in Mark Wilding’s explorative piece on self-build in Building Design magazine, citing an opportunity for architects to lead groups of people to build their own homes – in the spirit of the 60s and … Continue reading

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Ben Adam Smiths’ interview with Ted Stevens of NaSBA

Ben Adam Smith provides a good overview of the challenges facing self-builders – whether alone or on groups – in his interview with Ted Stevens, Chair of the National Self-Build Association (NaSBA). Listen to – and read the transcript of … Continue reading

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Gus Zogolovitch on the ‘Democratisation of Housing’

On a recent TEDx talk at the London Business School (LBS), SolidSpace managing director Gus Zogolovitch outlines what needs to happen for the housebuilding industry to become democratised, comparing the housing industry to other industries and making comparisons to other … Continue reading

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National CLT Network Map

The National CLT Network has this useful map, categorising CLTs by progress, through from ambition to completed schemes. More about the National CLT Network can be found here.

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Cashes Green CLT video update…

The Cashes Green CLT group are leading on the development of the Cashes Green Hospital site, in partnership with Haboakus – itself a partnership between Kevin McCloud’s Hab, and housing provider Green Square. Includes a civil and structure engineering student … Continue reading

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Land Society submits for planning for group self-build scheme…

Land Society submits for planning for group self-build scheme… The Land Society in Devon has just supported its first CLT in submitting for planning permission. The application is for six homes on a two acre site at Broadhempston with meetings soon … Continue reading

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