Ryan gives an overview of his presentation; he explains how new routes to finding land is helping the custom build housing sector enable people to design and create their own homes in the UK.
The National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC), the UK’s home for self and custom build, welcomed over 3000 people over the course of the weekend (Friday, 31st January to Sunday, 2nd February 2020) giving them the opportunity to explore a range of topics from planning and plot finding, to smart homes and solar panels.
The event was officially opened by Richard Bacon MP who led the bill to introduce the ‘Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015’ and has championed self-build and custom build ever since.
A crowd gathered around Richard on the morning of Friday, 31st January as he gave a passionate speech to visitors on their ‘Right to Build’ and encouraged local authorities to meet local demand for individual housing plots.
"I delivered three live talks on the Sovereign Theatre stage over the course of the show. My presentation expanded on the points made by Richard Bacon MP, stating an obvious lack of supply to meet current demand, and demonstrated how Custom Build Homes is working in partnership with local authorities across the UK to assist them as they try to meet their obligations to permit land for custom house building. Custom build is an opportunity for individuals to design and create their own custom home as part of a simple and trusted process.
"I further explained the difference between self-build and custom build and highlighted to the audience there are new routes to finding land emerging as a result of legislation and newly adopted planning policies. These include; customisable home or serviced plot opportunities, some of which are available via the Custom Build Homes website. As Britain’s first national Enabler of custom build housing, Custom Build Homes continue to partner with landowners, local authorities and volume house builders alike as they attempt to bring forward custom build developments to market."