Monthly Archives: April 2013

House Planning Help’s Free Podcasts About Self-Building…

House Planning Help – driven by Ben Adam-Smith – produce some very informative digests available as podcasts about particular issues surrounding self-build, ranging from interviews with experts (Mark Brinkley – @slopingsite on Twitter) to general overviews (Ecobuild) and issue-specific explorations … Continue reading

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Housing Associations see new partnerships as part of their future…

‘Socially minded, commercially minded – A report on tomorrow’s housing association’, authored by Denise Chevin on behalf of Genesis Housing Association and published by the Smith Institute was launched last week and is available to read here. The report is … Continue reading

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What is the scale of ‘collective’? – Completed architect(s)-led scheme in Hackney

Silvia Ullmayer, Annalie Riches and Barti Garibaldo developed this self-build project together – called In-Between – in Hackney, London between 2001 and 2004. It comprises 3 units, which interestingly we believe to be structurally linked – a design condition frequently cited … Continue reading

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Another developer offers a Custom Build service

We are finding a number of developers are growing parts of their business model to include enabling custom build – a ‘hand-holding’, development management role designed to support self-builders and groups of self-builders engage with building their own homes in a way … Continue reading

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Fideicomiso – Self-providing housing trusts in Argentina initiated by entrepreneurial Architects…

Fideicomiso are legal trusts that have developed in Argentina to challenge models of conventional speculative housing development[1].  They also occur in other Latin American countries, and are sometimes more fully called fideicomiso financieros – or financial trust.[2] In Buenos Aires … Continue reading

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‘Thinking Custom Build’ Event at Ash Sakula, London – Wed 17th April, 9-11am

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NaSBA MORI poll results (in case you missed them…)

The results of a poll carried out by MORI on behalf of the National Self-Build Association (NaSBA) to establish the general demand for self-build can be found here. To quote a summary of the findings: “ The results show that … Continue reading

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