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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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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

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

UK Cohousing Network launches UK’s first practical guide to cohousing

Anyone considering a self-build scheme as part of a group may want to consider cohousing, and, if so

Planning reform continues to get push back from Conservative MPs

Boris Johnson's sweeping planning reforms continue to get push back from Conservative and opposition

Materials shortage continues to impact on self build projects

Materials shortage continues to impact on self build projects

Kloeber launches ‘interactive house’ to support window and door decision making

Kloeber launches interactive house to support window and door decision making by providing an at-a-g

Mayflower Mortgage & Finance boosts self build market

Specialist lender Mayflower Mortgage & Finance has joined NaCSBA, adding its weight to an already bu

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

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

UK Cohousing Network launches UK’s first practical guide to cohousing

Anyone considering a self-build scheme as part of a group may want to consider cohousing, and, if so

Planning reform continues to get push back from Conservative MPs

Boris Johnson's sweeping planning reforms continue to get push back from Conservative and opposition

Materials shortage continues to impact on self build projects

Materials shortage continues to impact on self build projects

Kloeber launches ‘interactive house’ to support window and door decision making

Kloeber launches interactive house to support window and door decision making by providing an at-a-g

Mayflower Mortgage & Finance boosts self build market

Specialist lender Mayflower Mortgage & Finance has joined NaCSBA, adding its weight to an already bu

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

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

UK Cohousing Network launches UK’s first practical guide to cohousing

Anyone considering a self-build scheme as part of a group may want to consider cohousing, and, if so

Planning reform continues to get push back from Conservative MPs

Boris Johnson's sweeping planning reforms continue to get push back from Conservative and opposition

Materials shortage continues to impact on self build projects

Materials shortage continues to impact on self build projects

Kloeber launches ‘interactive house’ to support window and door decision making

Kloeber launches interactive house to support window and door decision making by providing an at-a-g

Mayflower Mortgage & Finance boosts self build market

Specialist lender Mayflower Mortgage & Finance has joined NaCSBA, adding its weight to an already bu

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