Community groups invited to attend Custom and Self Build Expo

Community groups have been invited to attend Scotland’s first Custom and Self Build Expo in Glasgow for free.

The event, taking place at Glasgow’s Lighthouse on Wednesday 20 June, has been organised by the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), the Right to Build Taskforce and Wood for Good in partnership, and is sponsored by BuildStore.

The programme has been specially curated to provide information, support and advice for Scotland’s Custom, Self Build and community-led housing sector.

Supported and co-hosted by Glasgow City Council, the programme includes insightful presentations reflecting the spectrum of Custom, Self Build and community-led housing, and includes a diverse range of topics, organisations and examples of best practice.

The city council’s head of housing and regeneration, Patrick Flynn, and Self Build coordinator, Angela Doran, will be giving an update on Glasgow’s Custom and Self Build scene on the day.

Councillor Kenny McLean, city convenor for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “We are delighted that Scotland’s first Custom & Self Build Expo is being staged in the heart of the city.

“The council is keen to promote alternative, affordable models of housing. Glasgow’s population is growing and we want to retain people within the city by providing for growing households.

“Self Build provides the opportunity for people to work together – sharing costs and building relationships as they build their houses. Self-builders invest emotionally in their homes and are more likely to stay in the community for the long term.”