A new build is a practice of creating an individual home for one through a variety of different methods. The New-builder's input into this process varies from doing the actual building work to contracting out all the work to an architect or building package company.People build individual homes for all sorts of reasons. An important reason, above all in poor countries, is that they might not be able to afford their housing on the open market. Another motivation of New-Build can be the wish to create something tailored to their family's requirements and/or their lifestyle.
New-Build create their homes through a variety of methods - and seldom build it entirely themselves. In rich countries a lot of them employ an architect to come up with the design of the new home and contract a builder to construct it; others use so-called 'package' companies to provide a one-stop solution. Many others find themselves managing building sites and dealing directly with planners, tradespeople and materials suppliers.
New-build in its wider meaning is an ordinary practice in many developing countries. Usually, ecovillages are realized through New building techniques. In most developed countries New-build is regulated by the public administration, while in developing countries New-build is sometimes supported by NGOs or international organizations like, for instance, United Nations Volunteers.
The Building in Context Toolkit was developed by English Heritage, CABE and the Kent Architecture Centre to encourage high quality and inclusive design of new development particularly in historically sensitive locations to ensure it responds to its context. Building in Context is a toolkit that can help local authority members and officers, developers and communities to enhance new development proposals so that they respond well to the historic area, local context, and wider surroundings. A set of principles and criteria that encompass both the quality of a building itNew and its contribution to the urban design of the surrounding neighborhood. The principles provide a framework for local authorities, developers and communities to consider all the factors involved in the design of new development in historic areas and objective criteria to help make informed decisions.
A range of case studies and policies and publications which provide more detailed information on specific elements of the design process to help improve and enhance the quality of new.