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What is community self-build?

Updated: Jul 15, 2020


What is community self-build?

The term "housing crisis" has been a headline topic of debate for the last few years, and to some, this can seem that the housing problem is a relatively new phenomenon, however, it is the worst consequences that are now being revealed.

Put simply, there are too few homes available and those homes that are on the market are out of reach for the majority because they are far too expensive. The UK housing crisis has been decades in the making and is a direct result of the lack of new houses being built. Since the 1980s, when council houses were sold in their millions, public bodies have, partly through policy and partly because of a lack of funding, have been unable to embark on large scale housing construction projects.

In an attempt to unlock a fairly untouched housing solution, people are starting to look at the prospect