Dreaming of your own self build?

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Register with the Self Build Portal to receive free updates from the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) on self build, including plots, advice, events and more. Your one-stop-shop for self and custom build information and inspiration. 

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Tools for your self build journey

Help to Build

Find out more about the government’s equity loan scheme and whether it could help your finances stack up. The scheme makes it possible for more people to access a self build with smaller deposits.

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Help to build

For the first time government has launched an equity loan scheme that could be just the thing you need to make your finances stack up. Find out more if Help to Build will work with your project plans.

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. Every plot search should start with your self build register. 

Upcoming self build events

Self & custom build news

Green Building Store rebrands to become 21°

Green Building Store has rebranded as 21°, with a focus on supporting self builders to create green

Hugr Homes secures permission Wellbank Park, bringing 50 custom build plots to the Lake District

Hugr Homes has secured planning permission for Wellbank Park, bringing 50 custom build plots to the

Green Planning Studio offers support in obtaining planning in areas of constraint

Green Planning Studio is able to supports self builders with their planning application in areas of

Pair of plots for sale in Acomb in York

York City Council has brought a pair of plots to market in Acomb, York, as part of its self build pr

Oakwrights marks 25 years of crafting timber frame homes

Green oak timber frame specialists Oakwrights is celebrating 25 years of creating timber frame homes

NSBRC launches Market Day event for informal 1-2-1s

The NSBRC has launched a new monthly event, Market Day, to give self builders the opportunity for in

Last few plots available at Green Oaks, Basildon

The last few plots are available at Green Oaks, Basildon, a custom build site brought on by develope

BuildStore’s new low-cost mortgage range

BuildStore has launched a new range of low-cost mortgages for the self build sector, including a new

Self build boosts local economies, with beneficial local impacts

Self build boosts local economies, with more beneficial local impacts in comparison to average house

Self build registers underestimate demand by two thirds, finds NaCSBA analysis

Local authority self build registers underestimate demand by at least two thirds, finds new analysis

Green Building Store rebrands to become 21°

Green Building Store has rebranded as 21°, with a focus on supporting self builders to create green

Hugr Homes secures permission Wellbank Park, bringing 50 custom build plots to the Lake District

Hugr Homes has secured planning permission for Wellbank Park, bringing 50 custom build plots to the

Green Planning Studio offers support in obtaining planning in areas of constraint

Green Planning Studio is able to supports self builders with their planning application in areas of

Pair of plots for sale in Acomb in York

York City Council has brought a pair of plots to market in Acomb, York, as part of its self build pr

Oakwrights marks 25 years of crafting timber frame homes

Green oak timber frame specialists Oakwrights is celebrating 25 years of creating timber frame homes

NSBRC launches Market Day event for informal 1-2-1s

The NSBRC has launched a new monthly event, Market Day, to give self builders the opportunity for in

Last few plots available at Green Oaks, Basildon

The last few plots are available at Green Oaks, Basildon, a custom build site brought on by develope

BuildStore’s new low-cost mortgage range

BuildStore has launched a new range of low-cost mortgages for the self build sector, including a new

Self build boosts local economies, with beneficial local impacts

Self build boosts local economies, with more beneficial local impacts in comparison to average house

Self build registers underestimate demand by two thirds, finds NaCSBA analysis

Local authority self build registers underestimate demand by at least two thirds, finds new analysis

Green Building Store rebrands to become 21°

Green Building Store has rebranded as 21°, with a focus on supporting self builders to create green

Hugr Homes secures permission Wellbank Park, bringing 50 custom build plots to the Lake District

Hugr Homes has secured planning permission for Wellbank Park, bringing 50 custom build plots to the

Green Planning Studio offers support in obtaining planning in areas of constraint

Green Planning Studio is able to supports self builders with their planning application in areas of

Pair of plots for sale in Acomb in York

York City Council has brought a pair of plots to market in Acomb, York, as part of its self build pr

Oakwrights marks 25 years of crafting timber frame homes

Green oak timber frame specialists Oakwrights is celebrating 25 years of creating timber frame homes

NSBRC launches Market Day event for informal 1-2-1s

The NSBRC has launched a new monthly event, Market Day, to give self builders the opportunity for in

Last few plots available at Green Oaks, Basildon

The last few plots are available at Green Oaks, Basildon, a custom build site brought on by develope

BuildStore’s new low-cost mortgage range

BuildStore has launched a new range of low-cost mortgages for the self build sector, including a new

Self build boosts local economies, with beneficial local impacts

Self build boosts local economies, with more beneficial local impacts in comparison to average house

Self build registers underestimate demand by two thirds, finds NaCSBA analysis

Local authority self build registers underestimate demand by at least two thirds, finds new analysis