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ho hasn’t dreamt of build­ing their own house? Of find­ing that per­fect lit­tle plot of land, com­ing up with a de­sign and then see­ing it through to com­ple­tion.

It’s a pow­er­ful idea, and it might be part of the so­lu­tion to Bri­tain’s hous­ing short­fall, which some es­ti­mates sug­gest will reach 750,000 homes by 2025.

Per­haps the an­swer is for house-hunters to take con­trol of the sit­u­a­tion them­selves. A re­port by the Na­tional Self Build As­so­ci­a­tion pre­dicts a 141 per cent in­crease in the num­ber of mort­gages avail­able for those build­ing their own homes. Now the Gov­ern­ment has backed a peo­ple in Bri­tain are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the idea of build­ing their own houses. But too many of these projects are halted be­fore they can get started.”

The prod­uct of a joint

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