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Self build can deliver betterquality, more affordable homes

A self build showcase event has highlighted that this method of housing delivery could offer a more eco-friendly and cost-effective route to home ownership across England. Hosted by construction company Beattie Passive and business and research network Cleantech East, the event focused on how to design a bespoke dwelling, tips on funding the project and information on how to integrate smart technology. “We want to open up the Norfolk market to get people to understand what a custom build is, and stimulate more building and more choice,” says Ron Beattie, managing director of Beattie Passive. “We are enabling a system which will allow houses to be constructed by anyone, anywhere.” Speakers included South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon, who championed 2015’s Self & Custom Housebuilding Act.

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The July edition of Build It magazine brings you a wealth of information to help make a success of your self build, renovation, extension or conversion project – including: • A modern eco home built for just £77,000 (page 44) • Top flooring options (page 65) • Solar PV & battery storage (page 68) • Sliding doors vs bifolds (page 73) • 10 top tips for self builders (page 101) • Design ideas for awkward plots (page 110) … and more!