This week marked the end of the project and was jammed full of events, including the launch of the end of project report. It draws on the empirical research conducted with self builders privileging this in-depth research. In this way it provides a nuanced understanding of their experiences, valuable in demonstrating the limitations and challenges of the self building as a practice, the social relationships that sustain it, and its financial constraints. I have uploaded it here for you to download. You can also download the earlier report – Creating a nation of self builders – from the project that provides a little more context to understanding self build in England.

FULL The Social in Selfbuild

Report 1 (May 2014): Creating a nation of selfbuilders