Dreaming of your own self build?

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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

Help to Build prospectus is launched, setting out criteria for individuals

The Help to Build equity loan scheme prospectus has been published setting out the criteria and proc

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

Self build insurer ProAktive has produced a handy guide to types of plots

Anyone coming to self build for the first time will know that finding a plot can be the biggest hurd

Work starts on 50-home Wellbank custom build site in the Lake District, with Hugr Homes and Fleming Homes joining forces

Work has commenced on the infrastructure for the first 18 plots on a 50 home custom build site in th

Leaper Land applies for planning for 33-home custom and self build scheme in Hurst

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

£5-6,000 heat pump grants to boost boiler upgrade scheme

With the planned decrease in the usage of gas as a fuel source, government recently launched the Boi

Mayflower brings you self build tips from people in the field

NaCSBA member Mayflower Mortgage and Finance works with self builders at the very earliest stage of

Allan Corfield Architects launches self build seminars at the NSBRC in Swindon

Allan Corfield Architects has launched a self build seminar at the NSBRC in Swindon, covering the en

£4million community housing fund launched to help existing groups

A new £4million community housing fund has been launched to help existing groups secure the money t

Bacon Review of Custom and Self Build puts forward vision for scaling up owner commissioned homes

The Bacon Review of Custom and Self Build puts forward vision for scaling up owner commissioned home

Help to Build prospectus is launched, setting out criteria for individuals

The Help to Build equity loan scheme prospectus has been published setting out the criteria and proc

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

Self build insurer ProAktive has produced a handy guide to types of plots

Anyone coming to self build for the first time will know that finding a plot can be the biggest hurd

Work starts on 50-home Wellbank custom build site in the Lake District, with Hugr Homes and Fleming Homes joining forces

Work has commenced on the infrastructure for the first 18 plots on a 50 home custom build site in th

Leaper Land applies for planning for 33-home custom and self build scheme in Hurst

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

£5-6,000 heat pump grants to boost boiler upgrade scheme

With the planned decrease in the usage of gas as a fuel source, government recently launched the Boi

Mayflower brings you self build tips from people in the field

NaCSBA member Mayflower Mortgage and Finance works with self builders at the very earliest stage of

Allan Corfield Architects launches self build seminars at the NSBRC in Swindon

Allan Corfield Architects has launched a self build seminar at the NSBRC in Swindon, covering the en

£4million community housing fund launched to help existing groups

A new £4million community housing fund has been launched to help existing groups secure the money t

Bacon Review of Custom and Self Build puts forward vision for scaling up owner commissioned homes

The Bacon Review of Custom and Self Build puts forward vision for scaling up owner commissioned home

Help to Build prospectus is launched, setting out criteria for individuals

The Help to Build equity loan scheme prospectus has been published setting out the criteria and proc

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

Self build insurer ProAktive has produced a handy guide to types of plots

Anyone coming to self build for the first time will know that finding a plot can be the biggest hurd

Work starts on 50-home Wellbank custom build site in the Lake District, with Hugr Homes and Fleming Homes joining forces

Work has commenced on the infrastructure for the first 18 plots on a 50 home custom build site in th

Leaper Land applies for planning for 33-home custom and self build scheme in Hurst

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

£5-6,000 heat pump grants to boost boiler upgrade scheme

With the planned decrease in the usage of gas as a fuel source, government recently launched the Boi

Mayflower brings you self build tips from people in the field

NaCSBA member Mayflower Mortgage and Finance works with self builders at the very earliest stage of

Allan Corfield Architects launches self build seminars at the NSBRC in Swindon

Allan Corfield Architects has launched a self build seminar at the NSBRC in Swindon, covering the en

£4million community housing fund launched to help existing groups

A new £4million community housing fund has been launched to help existing groups secure the money t

Bacon Review of Custom and Self Build puts forward vision for scaling up owner commissioned homes

The Bacon Review of Custom and Self Build puts forward vision for scaling up owner commissioned home