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Custom-Build: Seeing the Wood through the Trees
Thu 27 October 2016, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
"Must attend" event for custom-build, self-build and co-housing professionals
This conference will provide a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute overview of business opportunities and funding provision in the sector.
Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015/Housing and Planning Bill 2016
The government's stated ambition is to double the numbers of homes built through this route by 2020. This will be the first national forum on the topic since the enactment of The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and the Housing and Planning Bill 2016. Richard Bacon MP for South Norfolk, who proposed the Act, will share his thoughts on the future for custom-build development and Paul Britton of the HCA will discuss the new £3 billion Home Building Fund and the newly announced £2 billion Accelerated Construction Fund.
Embracing self-build and co-housing approaches, custom-build provides an exciting opportunity to move beyond conventional/traditional housebuilding solutions. Innovation ranges from new materials and technologies to the development of digital tools, allowing individuals to influence the design of their future home.
Sector pioneers will discuss best-practice, with examples from live and proposed regional projects and international exemplars.
Craig White - Founding Director, White Design / Partner Modcell Ltd
Rory Bergin - Partner, Sustainable Futures, HTA Design Ltd
Isabel Allen - Design Director, HAB Housing
Jonathan Hines - Director Architype / Director Archihaus
Bruce Bell - Managing Director, Facit Homes
Mary Riley - Director, Mary Riley Custom Build Funding Ltd
Local Authorities in the vanguard of custom-build devekopment will share their experience. Speakers include:
Charles Acland - Self Build Housing Officer, Teignmouth District Council
Liz Dunster - Housing Delivery Officer, Plymouth City Council
Rebecca Boyde - Self Build Planning Officer, Plymouth City Council
Councillor Paul Smith of Bristol City Council will discuss Bristol's future plans for Custom-Build
RIBA CPD Approved event
’Custom Build: Seeing the Wood through the Trees’, has been approved by RIBA CPD. Benefits of attendance for RIBA Chartered Architects include:
5.5 hours of CPD with double CPD points for RIBA Architects:
i. Conference counts towards 50% 'Structured Learning' requirement within annual CPD record
Two Core Curriculum topics covered at ‘detailed awareness’ knowledge level:
i. Designing and building it: design/construction/technology/engineering
ii. Compliance: Legal/regulatory/statutory frameworks and processes
Five other Core Curriculum topics addressed within the event programme:
i. Sustainable architecture
ii. External management; clients, users and delivery of services
iii. Procurement and contracts
iv. Where people live: communities, urban/rural design and planning processes
v. Access for all: universal and inclusive design
CIOB and CIAT CPD
RIBA CPD Approved events are also recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) as counting towards the CPD requirements of their members.
"Custom-Build: Seeing the Wood through the Trees" is organised by Timber Design Initiatives with support from Wood for Good to highlight the benefits of using off-site timber manufacturing technologies to the self and custom-build sector.