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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Tools for your self build journey

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

A third of Graven Hill self builds choose Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

Graven Hill embraces the future of housebuilding with a third of all self builders choosing Modern M

Government launches flagship First Homes scheme on dedicated website

Own Your Own Home website launches Government's flagship First Homes scheme, part of a suite of supp

Increasing availability of larger self build mortgages rounds out buoyant market

BuildStore Mortgage Services reports that increasing availability of larger self build mortgages rou

1 in 3 would be happy to self build in their garden, finds research by Together

1 in 3 would be happy to self build in their garden, if they had space and could secure planning per

Discover community led housing with Thames Valley Community Led Housing Festival

From local authorities to would be group members, the Thames Valley Community Led Housing Festival (

Self and Custom Build Action Plan launched

The government has announced a Self and Custom Build Action Plan - a suite of measures designed to s

£150 million ‘Help to Build’ scheme to open self or custom build home to more people

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) welcomes today’s launch of the £150 mill

5 steps to make your Self-Build more sustainable

Zehnder brings self builders advice on factoring sustainability in from the planning stage, give you

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

A third of Graven Hill self builds choose Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

Graven Hill embraces the future of housebuilding with a third of all self builders choosing Modern M

Government launches flagship First Homes scheme on dedicated website

Own Your Own Home website launches Government's flagship First Homes scheme, part of a suite of supp

Increasing availability of larger self build mortgages rounds out buoyant market

BuildStore Mortgage Services reports that increasing availability of larger self build mortgages rou

1 in 3 would be happy to self build in their garden, finds research by Together

1 in 3 would be happy to self build in their garden, if they had space and could secure planning per

Discover community led housing with Thames Valley Community Led Housing Festival

From local authorities to would be group members, the Thames Valley Community Led Housing Festival (

Self and Custom Build Action Plan launched

The government has announced a Self and Custom Build Action Plan - a suite of measures designed to s

£150 million ‘Help to Build’ scheme to open self or custom build home to more people

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) welcomes today’s launch of the £150 mill

5 steps to make your Self-Build more sustainable

Zehnder brings self builders advice on factoring sustainability in from the planning stage, give you

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

A third of Graven Hill self builds choose Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

Graven Hill embraces the future of housebuilding with a third of all self builders choosing Modern M

Government launches flagship First Homes scheme on dedicated website

Own Your Own Home website launches Government's flagship First Homes scheme, part of a suite of supp

Increasing availability of larger self build mortgages rounds out buoyant market

BuildStore Mortgage Services reports that increasing availability of larger self build mortgages rou

1 in 3 would be happy to self build in their garden, finds research by Together

1 in 3 would be happy to self build in their garden, if they had space and could secure planning per

Discover community led housing with Thames Valley Community Led Housing Festival

From local authorities to would be group members, the Thames Valley Community Led Housing Festival (

Self and Custom Build Action Plan launched

The government has announced a Self and Custom Build Action Plan - a suite of measures designed to s

£150 million ‘Help to Build’ scheme to open self or custom build home to more people

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) welcomes today’s launch of the £150 mill

5 steps to make your Self-Build more sustainable

Zehnder brings self builders advice on factoring sustainability in from the planning stage, give you

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