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

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

Last ‘Warm’ shell home at Unboxed Homes’ Blenheim Grove custom build in London

Unboxed Homes has been working on custom build development in Peckham, London with the last home ava

Ebbsfleet Garden City gets planning permission for 67-home custom build homes

Anyone wanting an owner-commissioned home within commuting distance of London will be pleased to lea

NSBRC survey shows picture of people with projects

A new survey by the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) reflects a series of data abou

Durham’s first custom build community launched by Custom Build Homes and Durham City Council

Durham's first custom build community by Custom Build Homes and Durham City Council is offering nine

Graven Hill teams up with local developer Iconic to offer ICF turnkey self builds

Graven Hill Village Development Company has partnered with local developer Iconic to offer insulated

Structural Timber Association launches mortgage guidance for timber self build homes

The Structural Timber Association's new guide to mortgage lending helps explain to self builders the

New biography celebrates pioneering vision of self build architect Walter Segal

A new biography has been published sharing the work and vision of Walter Segal, a leading figure in

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

Last ‘Warm’ shell home at Unboxed Homes’ Blenheim Grove custom build in London

Unboxed Homes has been working on custom build development in Peckham, London with the last home ava

Ebbsfleet Garden City gets planning permission for 67-home custom build homes

Anyone wanting an owner-commissioned home within commuting distance of London will be pleased to lea

NSBRC survey shows picture of people with projects

A new survey by the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) reflects a series of data abou

Durham’s first custom build community launched by Custom Build Homes and Durham City Council

Durham's first custom build community by Custom Build Homes and Durham City Council is offering nine

Graven Hill teams up with local developer Iconic to offer ICF turnkey self builds

Graven Hill Village Development Company has partnered with local developer Iconic to offer insulated

Structural Timber Association launches mortgage guidance for timber self build homes

The Structural Timber Association's new guide to mortgage lending helps explain to self builders the

New biography celebrates pioneering vision of self build architect Walter Segal

A new biography has been published sharing the work and vision of Walter Segal, a leading figure in

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

Last ‘Warm’ shell home at Unboxed Homes’ Blenheim Grove custom build in London

Unboxed Homes has been working on custom build development in Peckham, London with the last home ava

Ebbsfleet Garden City gets planning permission for 67-home custom build homes

Anyone wanting an owner-commissioned home within commuting distance of London will be pleased to lea

NSBRC survey shows picture of people with projects

A new survey by the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) reflects a series of data abou

Durham’s first custom build community launched by Custom Build Homes and Durham City Council

Durham's first custom build community by Custom Build Homes and Durham City Council is offering nine

Graven Hill teams up with local developer Iconic to offer ICF turnkey self builds

Graven Hill Village Development Company has partnered with local developer Iconic to offer insulated

Structural Timber Association launches mortgage guidance for timber self build homes

The Structural Timber Association's new guide to mortgage lending helps explain to self builders the

New biography celebrates pioneering vision of self build architect Walter Segal

A new biography has been published sharing the work and vision of Walter Segal, a leading figure in