Build Your Home, Build Your Community

Build Your Home, Build Your Community

In partnership with Andy Lloyd (National Community Land Trust Network), Eden District Council are holding a free self-build, custom-build and community-led housing event.

The event is very kindly sponsored by Thomas Armstrong, Ecological Building Systems, PFK, Unity Trust Bank and SSQ Natural Slate. Further information about the sponsors is available below.

There 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 the keynote speaker.

There will be exhibitions and advice from:

– Andy Lloyd, National Community Land Trust Network Technical Advisor
– ACT Cumbria and Lancaster Community-led Housing Hub
– 2030 Architects
– LoCal Homes
– Penrith Building Society
– Thomas Armstrong – kit systems
– Ecomotive
– Unity Trust Bank
– Hyde Harrington
– Manning Elliott
– Green Footsteps
– Ecological Building Systems
– Angela Doran – self-build enabler at Glasgow City Council
– Space Design Solutions
– Ecology Building Society
– Derwent Forest – self-build development in Broughton, Cockermouth
– David Allison – self-builder
– Daniel Addis – self-builder and Addis Town Planning
– John Richardson & Sons
– Eden District Council – Officers from Planning, Building Control 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 the event by completing the self-build and custom-build expression of interest form (the final question on the form asks whether you would like to attend the event and how many places are required). 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.



  • 6pm
  • 7pm
    Presentations Begin