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Build your Home, Build your Community event

In partnership with Andy Lloyd (National Community Land Trust Network), we are holding a free self-build, custom-build and community-led housing event. This event is for prospective self-builders and community builders and is at 6pm on Thursday 4 July 2019 at the Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith.

See how to get here on the Rheged website.

Charlie Luxton photographThere will be a number of exhibitors and presentations, with Charlie Luxton, presenter of Building the Dream, Homes by the Sea and Homes by the Med (More 4) being our keynote speaker.

See Charlie Luxton Design website.

At 6pm the event opens allowing an hour to network with industry professionals prior to a series of brief presentations starting at 7pm. There will be exhibitions and advice from:

  • Andy Lloyd, National Community Land Trust Network Technical Advisor
  • ACT Cumbria and Lancaster Community-led Housing Hub
  • Atkinson Building Contractors
  • 2030 Architects
  • JIW Properties
  • LoCal Homes
  • Penrith Building Society
  • Thomas Armstrong - kit systems
  • Ecomotive
  • Unity Trust Bank
  • Hyde Harrington
  • Manning Elliott
  • PFK
  • Green Footsteps
  • Ecological Building Systems
  • Eden District Council - Officers from Planning, Building ControlĀ  and Community-led Housing

And presentations from:

  • Charlie Luxton, architectural designer, writer and TV presenter
  • ACT Cumbria and Lancaster Community-led Housing Hub
  • Patterdale Community Land Trust / Eden Housing Association partnership
  • Lancaster Forgebank Co-housing
  • Ecomotive, a social enterprise supporting group projects with an emphasis on sustainability and affordability
  • Rod Hughes from 2030 Architects
  • Rob Jerams from LoCaL Homes, a not-for-profit advanced housing manufacturer, offering high performance, low carbon housing solutions
  • Bruce Armstrong-Payne, local self-builder and Planning Consultant
  • Michelle Stevens from Penrith Building Society.

Register for self-build and custom-build event. As places are limited, we are asking prospective self-builders and community builders to pre-register. Alternatively, contact Planning Policy to confirm the number of places and names of attendees.

If your company provides goods and services which may be of interest to self-builders and would like to exhibit at the event please email:

Andy Lloyd is a community housing adviser to the National Community Land Trust Network. He provides technical support to communities and local authorities in the Penrith area, helping to deliver community owned affordable housing projects, such as:

  • Lyvennet Community Trust in Crosby Ravensworth
  • Keswick Community Housing Trust
  • Lune Valley Community Land Trust in Halton, Lancashire

Community-led housing includes self-build, co-housing, co-operative housing, self-help housing and community land trusts (CLTs). This housing enables communities to become active players in their own sustainable development.

Visit the Community Led Homes website to read more

Andy is helping us to create an event where people can hear from professionals, companies and individuals to help them plan their own exciting projects.

We are required to maintain a Self-build and Custom-build Housing Register of people looking for land in our area on which to build their own homes.

Read more about the Self-build and Custom-build Housing Register.

Logo - National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA)

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