Dreaming of your own self build?

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Your one-stop-shop for self and custom build information and inspiration. Step one 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

Grand Designs: The Streets sees a return to Graven Hill for the iconic self build show

Grand Designs: The Streets sees a return to Graven Hill for the iconic self build show, with Kevin M

NSBRC celebrates 15 years of education, inspiration and guidance for self builders

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre celebrates 15 years of education, inspiration and guid

Stellco Homes launches 5-plot custom build site in Cambridge

Stellco Homes has launched a 5-plot custom build site in Haslingfield, Cambridge, offering a route t

Scandia-Hus opens third show house in West Sussex

Scandia-Hus has added a third show house to its collection of homes in West Sussex, showcasing its s

50% of construction fatalities due to falls from height

The latest Health and Safety Executive data shows that 50% of construction fatalities are due to fal

Completed your self build home? Then NaCSBA needs your help for its Self Build Survey 2022

Fill in NaCSBA'S Self Build Survey 2022 - and help grow the sector by providing valuable data on cus

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

First 25 self builds permissioned at Orchard Farm site in Ashford, Kent

25 self build homes have been granted planning permission at Orchard Farm site in Ashford, Kent, whi

Package home manufacturer Dan-Wood builds 30th house on Graven Hill development

Package home manufacturer Dan-Wood has started work on it 30th house on the Graven Hill development

Build Manager digital project manager platform launches for self builders

Build Manager is a new digital project manager service designed to empower self builders and help th

Grand Designs: The Streets sees a return to Graven Hill for the iconic self build show

Grand Designs: The Streets sees a return to Graven Hill for the iconic self build show, with Kevin M

NSBRC celebrates 15 years of education, inspiration and guidance for self builders

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre celebrates 15 years of education, inspiration and guid

Stellco Homes launches 5-plot custom build site in Cambridge

Stellco Homes has launched a 5-plot custom build site in Haslingfield, Cambridge, offering a route t

Scandia-Hus opens third show house in West Sussex

Scandia-Hus has added a third show house to its collection of homes in West Sussex, showcasing its s

50% of construction fatalities due to falls from height

The latest Health and Safety Executive data shows that 50% of construction fatalities are due to fal

Completed your self build home? Then NaCSBA needs your help for its Self Build Survey 2022

Fill in NaCSBA'S Self Build Survey 2022 - and help grow the sector by providing valuable data on cus

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

First 25 self builds permissioned at Orchard Farm site in Ashford, Kent

25 self build homes have been granted planning permission at Orchard Farm site in Ashford, Kent, whi

Package home manufacturer Dan-Wood builds 30th house on Graven Hill development

Package home manufacturer Dan-Wood has started work on it 30th house on the Graven Hill development

Build Manager digital project manager platform launches for self builders

Build Manager is a new digital project manager service designed to empower self builders and help th

Grand Designs: The Streets sees a return to Graven Hill for the iconic self build show

Grand Designs: The Streets sees a return to Graven Hill for the iconic self build show, with Kevin M

NSBRC celebrates 15 years of education, inspiration and guidance for self builders

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre celebrates 15 years of education, inspiration and guid

Stellco Homes launches 5-plot custom build site in Cambridge

Stellco Homes has launched a 5-plot custom build site in Haslingfield, Cambridge, offering a route t

Scandia-Hus opens third show house in West Sussex

Scandia-Hus has added a third show house to its collection of homes in West Sussex, showcasing its s

50% of construction fatalities due to falls from height

The latest Health and Safety Executive data shows that 50% of construction fatalities are due to fal

Completed your self build home? Then NaCSBA needs your help for its Self Build Survey 2022

Fill in NaCSBA'S Self Build Survey 2022 - and help grow the sector by providing valuable data on cus

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

First 25 self builds permissioned at Orchard Farm site in Ashford, Kent

25 self build homes have been granted planning permission at Orchard Farm site in Ashford, Kent, whi

Package home manufacturer Dan-Wood builds 30th house on Graven Hill development

Package home manufacturer Dan-Wood has started work on it 30th house on the Graven Hill development

Build Manager digital project manager platform launches for self builders

Build Manager is a new digital project manager service designed to empower self builders and help th