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Adrian becomes Right to Build Ambassador

Right to Build Task Force

Spawforths Managing Director, Adrian Spawforth appointed as a Right to Build Task Force Ambassador

For many years the government has been exploring creative ways of accelerating house building by trying to attract new players into the market and encouraging greater innovation and diversifying choice. 

As part of this agenda, increasing attention has been given to the European and North American housing markets where “self-build” and “homes built by developers to meet the specific needs of the first occupiers” (which is also known as custom build) are responsible for far larger market share than here in the UK. 

In recent years momentum in the UK has started to build for the sector with local authorities now being tasked with putting self-build and custom-build much higher on their agenda and in 2017 the Right to Build Task Force was created with the aim of helping facilitate the scaling up of delivery in this sector. 

The intention of the Right to Build Task Force is not to cannibalise the work of the national house builders or existing affordable housing providers, but to deliver a net increase in the number of homes built each year, by enabling those who may not be attracted by the mainstream new homes that are on offer, to commission a house that is built to their own design, budget and specification. 

Having spent over 30 years working with landowners, families and the self-build industry as well as writing and lecturing extensively on the subject, Adrian has been appointed to the Right to Build Task Force as an Ambassador to help inform local authorities, landowners, developers and their advisors of the benefits of this growing  sector – including the significant financial benefits and accelerated housing delivery opportunities that this historically niche part of the housing market now presents.

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