Revolutionising self-build: is cross-party good-will good enough?

In her first keynote speech as Shadow Housing Minister last week, Emma Reynolds was keen to throw her weight behind calls for a dramatic increase in the number of people commissioning or building their own homes. Her support is in broad accord with the parties of the Coalition and their espousal of a self-build “revolution”.

All politicians seem to agree on the basic points: that self-build is a good thing, and that the proportion of new build homes that … Read more