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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

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

Two-thirds of potential self builders unaware they can borrow to buy land

Two-thirds of potential self builders don't realise they can borrow for land as long as planning per

Consumer Duty mortgage rules benefit custom and self builders

In July 2023 the Consumer Duty came into force, a set of new mortgage industry rules that changed th

Open day for remaining five plots at Callum Park, Custom Build Homes’ site in Kent

Don't miss an open day for Custom Build Homes' Callum Park site in Swale, Kent, with five plots rema

Three quarters of self builders are over 55, finds consumer survey

Three quarters of self builders are over 55, finds the latest NaCSBA and NSBRC survey of people enga

New National Planning Policy Framework supports small sites for self build

The latest revision of the National Planning Policy Framework supports the promotion of small sites

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

Two-thirds of potential self builders unaware they can borrow to buy land

Two-thirds of potential self builders don't realise they can borrow for land as long as planning per

Consumer Duty mortgage rules benefit custom and self builders

In July 2023 the Consumer Duty came into force, a set of new mortgage industry rules that changed th

Open day for remaining five plots at Callum Park, Custom Build Homes’ site in Kent

Don't miss an open day for Custom Build Homes' Callum Park site in Swale, Kent, with five plots rema

Three quarters of self builders are over 55, finds consumer survey

Three quarters of self builders are over 55, finds the latest NaCSBA and NSBRC survey of people enga

New National Planning Policy Framework supports small sites for self build

The latest revision of the National Planning Policy Framework supports the promotion of small sites

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

Two-thirds of potential self builders unaware they can borrow to buy land

Two-thirds of potential self builders don't realise they can borrow for land as long as planning per

Consumer Duty mortgage rules benefit custom and self builders

In July 2023 the Consumer Duty came into force, a set of new mortgage industry rules that changed th

Open day for remaining five plots at Callum Park, Custom Build Homes’ site in Kent

Don't miss an open day for Custom Build Homes' Callum Park site in Swale, Kent, with five plots rema

Three quarters of self builders are over 55, finds consumer survey

Three quarters of self builders are over 55, finds the latest NaCSBA and NSBRC survey of people enga

New National Planning Policy Framework supports small sites for self build

The latest revision of the National Planning Policy Framework supports the promotion of small sites