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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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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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

Frame Technologies shares Secrets of Self Build Success at NSBRC event

Frame Technologies is running a new event at the NSBRC in Swindon sharing the Secrets of Self Build

Nine new self build plots released to market at Graven Hill in Oxfordshire

Nine new self build plots have been released to market at Graven Hill in Oxfordshire, with more cust

Plots available as infrastructure goes in at the Pound Lane custom build site in Essex

Infrastructure goes in at the Pound Lane custom build site in Essex, with plots now available to buy

Amended Building Regulations to ensure 30% reduction in CO2 for all new homes

Amended Building Regulations to ensure 30% reduction in CO2 for all new homes, as country prepares f

New regulations for electric charging points from 2022 for self builders

In an effort to meet the climate challenge, all new homes will, from 2022, need to include an electr

Home of the Year 2021 winners announced

The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Home of the Year 2021 winners have been announced, cel

Dutch company Steenvlinder expands into UK with three planned mult-plot sites for self and custom builders

Dutch company Steenvlinder expands into UK with three planned mult-plot sites for self and custom bu

Build It Awards 2021 celebrates bounce back for custom and self build

The Build It Awards 2021 celebrate a bounce back for the self and custom build sector, from homes, p

Research shows owner commissioned community homes are more sustainable

Research by the CLT Network shows that community led groups plan to build greener homes than the ave

Housing Growth Partnership funding supports Bowbridge Homes’ site with plots in Leicestershire

A new development in Leicestershire by Bowbridge Homes, including eight custom build plots, is one s

Frame Technologies shares Secrets of Self Build Success at NSBRC event

Frame Technologies is running a new event at the NSBRC in Swindon sharing the Secrets of Self Build

Nine new self build plots released to market at Graven Hill in Oxfordshire

Nine new self build plots have been released to market at Graven Hill in Oxfordshire, with more cust

Plots available as infrastructure goes in at the Pound Lane custom build site in Essex

Infrastructure goes in at the Pound Lane custom build site in Essex, with plots now available to buy

Amended Building Regulations to ensure 30% reduction in CO2 for all new homes

Amended Building Regulations to ensure 30% reduction in CO2 for all new homes, as country prepares f

New regulations for electric charging points from 2022 for self builders

In an effort to meet the climate challenge, all new homes will, from 2022, need to include an electr

Home of the Year 2021 winners announced

The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Home of the Year 2021 winners have been announced, cel

Dutch company Steenvlinder expands into UK with three planned mult-plot sites for self and custom builders

Dutch company Steenvlinder expands into UK with three planned mult-plot sites for self and custom bu

Build It Awards 2021 celebrates bounce back for custom and self build

The Build It Awards 2021 celebrate a bounce back for the self and custom build sector, from homes, p

Research shows owner commissioned community homes are more sustainable

Research by the CLT Network shows that community led groups plan to build greener homes than the ave

Housing Growth Partnership funding supports Bowbridge Homes’ site with plots in Leicestershire

A new development in Leicestershire by Bowbridge Homes, including eight custom build plots, is one s

Frame Technologies shares Secrets of Self Build Success at NSBRC event

Frame Technologies is running a new event at the NSBRC in Swindon sharing the Secrets of Self Build

Nine new self build plots released to market at Graven Hill in Oxfordshire

Nine new self build plots have been released to market at Graven Hill in Oxfordshire, with more cust

Plots available as infrastructure goes in at the Pound Lane custom build site in Essex

Infrastructure goes in at the Pound Lane custom build site in Essex, with plots now available to buy

Amended Building Regulations to ensure 30% reduction in CO2 for all new homes

Amended Building Regulations to ensure 30% reduction in CO2 for all new homes, as country prepares f

New regulations for electric charging points from 2022 for self builders

In an effort to meet the climate challenge, all new homes will, from 2022, need to include an electr

Home of the Year 2021 winners announced

The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Home of the Year 2021 winners have been announced, cel

Dutch company Steenvlinder expands into UK with three planned mult-plot sites for self and custom builders

Dutch company Steenvlinder expands into UK with three planned mult-plot sites for self and custom bu

Build It Awards 2021 celebrates bounce back for custom and self build

The Build It Awards 2021 celebrate a bounce back for the self and custom build sector, from homes, p

Research shows owner commissioned community homes are more sustainable

Research by the CLT Network shows that community led groups plan to build greener homes than the ave

Housing Growth Partnership funding supports Bowbridge Homes’ site with plots in Leicestershire

A new development in Leicestershire by Bowbridge Homes, including eight custom build plots, is one s