A rise in self-build will mean larger housebuilders will have to respond and improve their standard of housing
In response to your story “Kevin McCloud to champion self-build industry” (14 May, www.building.co.uk), large scale housing developers are not going to be totally replaced by self-build.
However, hopefully a rise in self-build and the much improved design, amount of space, level of insulation and build quality generally offered by self-builders will mean large scale housebuilders will have to respond and improve the standard of housing they produce.
As an architect I applaud the drive to promote self-build.
Jonathan Braddick, via www.building.co.uk