A great turnout for Custom & Self-Build Expo, Glasgow


This event ‘first’ for Scotland was the next in the series of custom and self-build information events, with this edition especially created for Scotland’s custom and self-build housing sector and communities. THE CUSTOM & SELF-BUILD EXPO IN GLASGOW  WAS A SPECIALLY DESIGNED AND CURATED PROGRAMME FOR THE SCOTTISH PERSPECTIVES OF CUSTOM AND SELF-BUILD HOUSING…


Full programme for Glasgow Expo here.

View the presentations

(some materials to follow)
  1. MORNING SLIDES_CSB Glasgow, the morning sessions
  2. Scaling up and self build provision through Scottish Government initiatives‘, Malcolm Fraser, Halliday Fraser Munro and Common Weal
  3. Learning from Balmaha and Dumfries & Galloway SPZ’, Matt Bridgestock, John Gilbert Architects
  4. Edinburgh Student Housing Co-op, Alex Pirks


These were largely discussion based, but you can view/download some materials here:
  1. Masterclass: Assessing Demand (PDF), Mario Wolf, Right to Build Taskforce
  2. Masterclass: Facilitating co-housing projects, Akiko Kobayashi & Steven Tolson
  3. MasterclassBath Street Collective Custom Build – and how to build a Scotland-wide model (PDF), John Kinsley Architects

Who attended on the day?

CSB Glasgow_Attendees_All (names, organisations only)

“Excellent event, inspiring speakers and discussions” – urban designer, recent Expo delegate


Full house
Angela Doran, Glasgow CC
Matt Bridgestock
Masterclass options
Mario Wolf

About the Custom & Self-Build Expo, Glasgow

This event was the first of its kind in Scotland and was produced and curated specifically for Scotland’s custom and self-build and related communities. Matching up custom and self-build ambitions with services, support and experience, and exploring how custom and self-build housing can be delivered effectively. It was aimed towards designers, builders, planners, surveyors, lenders, developers, landowners, community groups and local authorities. The event was the next in a series of regionally-focused custom and self-build housing events running around the UK until 2019, presented by NaCSBA, Right to Build Taskforce and Wood for Good.

Who should attend Expos

Local authorities, community groups and individuals, architects, landowners, developers, custom and self-builders and anyone looking to start or progress a custom or self-build project.

Benefits of attending Expos

You will get unrivalled insight into the custom and self-build situation in Scotland – and the best way to get started – from the people who have actually done it. Be inspired by interviews and panel discussions with leaders of local developments. Get advice on legal, financial and political practicalities. Hear case studies from local and international custom and self-build schemes. The Custom & Self-Build Expo will galvanize you and your team with in-depth access to success stories and ‘how-to’s’ from other regions. Get directly connected to expert support from the Task Force and understand how to maximize the full potential of the custom and self-build opportunities in Scotland.

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