Dreaming of your own self build?

We have everything to help you on your journey

Your one-stop-shop for self and custom build information and inspiration. Step should be to register your interest with councils, in the areas where you’d like to build.

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Moving you closer to your project

Building your home is incredibly rewarding, and it’s easier than you think! Most self-builders don’t lay bricks themselves, but manage professionals to build their home. If you don’t want to be hands-on, then commissioning a custom build house could be the right route. 

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Moving you closer to building your own home

Building your home is incredibly rewarding, and it’s easier than you think! Most self-builders don’t lay bricks themselves, but manage professionals to build their home. If you don’t want to be hands-on, then commissioning a custom build house could be the right route. 

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Looking for a building plot?

Councils now have to grant sufficient planning permissions to match the number people who have registered an interest in building their own home. If you do one thing, make sure you’ve registered. 

Self & custom build news

Passivhaus Awards 2021 call for entries

The Passivhaus Awards 2021 are open for entries from homeowners - but be quick as the deadline is th

BLOG: self building for a London family that can’t afford to buy!

Follow the story of one London couple on their self build journey, as they create a home for themsel

National Self Build and Renovation Centre reopens 12 April

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre is set to reopen on the 12 April to welcome people for

Leaper Land puts in for 22-plot East Sussex site for custom and self build

Leaper Land Promotion has applied for planning permission for 22-plot site for custom and self build

Home of the Year 2020 winners announced

The Daily Telegraph and Homebuilding & Renovating Home of the Year Awards 2020 have been announced,

Goldcrest launches London’s first complete shell scheme of custom build apartments

Goldcrest Custom Homes has launched London's first shell scheme of custom build apartments, allowing

BLOG: building at Graven Hill with lapd Architects, part 2

NaCSBA member lapd Architects is working with several self builders on projects at Graven Hill, Oxfo

Self build scheme builds new skills and homes for veterans

A self build scheme in Herefordshire has been completed, giving previously unemployed veterans new s

Government announces raft of measures to boost custom and self build

Government continues to work to help anyone wishing to build their own home with a raft of new annou

Advice for self builders during Coronavirus

If you are self building during the Coronavirus outbreak take a look at these considerations to ensu

Passivhaus Awards 2021 call for entries

The Passivhaus Awards 2021 are open for entries from homeowners - but be quick as the deadline is th

BLOG: self building for a London family that can’t afford to buy!

Follow the story of one London couple on their self build journey, as they create a home for themsel

National Self Build and Renovation Centre reopens 12 April

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre is set to reopen on the 12 April to welcome people for

Leaper Land puts in for 22-plot East Sussex site for custom and self build

Leaper Land Promotion has applied for planning permission for 22-plot site for custom and self build

Home of the Year 2020 winners announced

The Daily Telegraph and Homebuilding & Renovating Home of the Year Awards 2020 have been announced,

Goldcrest launches London’s first complete shell scheme of custom build apartments

Goldcrest Custom Homes has launched London's first shell scheme of custom build apartments, allowing

BLOG: building at Graven Hill with lapd Architects, part 2

NaCSBA member lapd Architects is working with several self builders on projects at Graven Hill, Oxfo

Self build scheme builds new skills and homes for veterans

A self build scheme in Herefordshire has been completed, giving previously unemployed veterans new s

Government announces raft of measures to boost custom and self build

Government continues to work to help anyone wishing to build their own home with a raft of new annou

Advice for self builders during Coronavirus

If you are self building during the Coronavirus outbreak take a look at these considerations to ensu

Passivhaus Awards 2021 call for entries

The Passivhaus Awards 2021 are open for entries from homeowners - but be quick as the deadline is th

BLOG: self building for a London family that can’t afford to buy!

Follow the story of one London couple on their self build journey, as they create a home for themsel

National Self Build and Renovation Centre reopens 12 April

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre is set to reopen on the 12 April to welcome people for

Leaper Land puts in for 22-plot East Sussex site for custom and self build

Leaper Land Promotion has applied for planning permission for 22-plot site for custom and self build

Home of the Year 2020 winners announced

The Daily Telegraph and Homebuilding & Renovating Home of the Year Awards 2020 have been announced,

Goldcrest launches London’s first complete shell scheme of custom build apartments

Goldcrest Custom Homes has launched London's first shell scheme of custom build apartments, allowing

BLOG: building at Graven Hill with lapd Architects, part 2

NaCSBA member lapd Architects is working with several self builders on projects at Graven Hill, Oxfo

Self build scheme builds new skills and homes for veterans

A self build scheme in Herefordshire has been completed, giving previously unemployed veterans new s

Government announces raft of measures to boost custom and self build

Government continues to work to help anyone wishing to build their own home with a raft of new annou

Advice for self builders during Coronavirus

If you are self building during the Coronavirus outbreak take a look at these considerations to ensu