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  • adj. Supplied in kit form, for construction by the owner

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Examples

  • "Although the idea of self-build is potentially quite hippyish, it's relatively unsustainable," Heathcote says.

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  • The latter have included the self-build housing programmes initiated by architects like Walter Segal, the Swiss-born British architect who developed a system of prefabricated timber houses built by local people to his simple, elegant designs.

    Junkitecture and the Jellyfish theatre

  • The alternative to Segal's style of self-build was the kind of free-spirited hippy homes that sprung up in self-consciously alternative communities, notably in California.

    Junkitecture and the Jellyfish theatre

  • The 1960s saw, however, a heady boom in self-build, initiated by all those alternative lifestyle movements.

    Junkitecture and the Jellyfish theatre

  • But Orme and other self-build experts say other policies contradict this support: "When it outlawed 'garden-grabbing', the government said it was stopping developers building blocks of flats on little old ladies 'back gardens," he says.

    Self-build homes face a new set of obstacles

  • Mortgage intelligence service Moneyfacts says there were 35 self-build lenders in pre-credit-crunch early 2007, and 21 today, a modest fall compared with some other niche mortgage sectors.

    Self-build homes face a new set of obstacles

  • Some analysts fear that increasing wariness about credit levels will further inhibit lenders from serving the self-build sector, regarded by mainstream finance houses as too complicated.

    Self-build homes face a new set of obstacles

  • "We want to see a self-build movement spread across the country and particularly come to the rescue in rural areas," says Shapps.

    Self-build homes face a new set of obstacles

  • Government attacked for strangling the self-build homes movement

    Self-build homes face a new set of obstacles

  • The government's planning and housing policies are a "nimbys 'charter" set to "strangle" the self-build sector, says one of Britain's self-build experts.

    Self-build homes face a new set of obstacles

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