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Grand and not so grand designs: Why do people choose to build their own homes?

Posted on 28 November 2012

Dr Michaela Benson, of the University's Department of Sociology, aims to shed light on the diversity of self-builders, their motivations, and their decisions concerning what and how to build.

Michaela Benson

The three-year project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), will provide crucial insights into the future of self-building in Britain today and its place in helping to meet the country’s housing needs.

Further information is available at: Grand and not so grand designs