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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 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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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. 

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Self & custom build news

NaCSBA unites with other bodies to create Housing Diversification group

NaCSBA unites with other bodies to support housing diversification - taking the agenda to government

Eco house manufacturer Baufritz scoops Cambridgeshire business award

Eco house manufacturer Baufritz has won a local business award - could they be the perfect company f

National Self Build & Renovation Show – 16-18 October, still live at the centre!

Join the National Self Build & Renovation Centre on the 16-18 October for its live National Self Bui

Join Graven Hill at Build It Live 19-20 September

Join Graven Hill at Build It Live 19-20 September to discover more about the routes to building and

Housebuilders investigated for leasehold misselling

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating four of the UK’s largest housebui

Planning reform could be good news for self builders in the future

Planning for the Future puts forward a new vision for planning in England, with a system based on zo

Homebuilding & Renovating Industry Awards 2020 – a first for professionals

The Homebuilding & Renovating Industry Awards 2020 was the first sector awards celebrating the indus

Final Freedom of Information data on local authority Right to Build activity.

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has released its final analysis of the pract

Last custom build homes remaining at Springfield Meadows, Southmoor

Ssassy Property has three custom build homes left on its eco Springfield Meadows development in Oxfo

65 home custom build site in north Dorset puts in for planning

Land promoter Leaper Land has submitted a planning permission for a 65 custom and self build site in

NaCSBA unites with other bodies to create Housing Diversification group

NaCSBA unites with other bodies to support housing diversification - taking the agenda to government

Eco house manufacturer Baufritz scoops Cambridgeshire business award

Eco house manufacturer Baufritz has won a local business award - could they be the perfect company f

National Self Build & Renovation Show – 16-18 October, still live at the centre!

Join the National Self Build & Renovation Centre on the 16-18 October for its live National Self Bui

Join Graven Hill at Build It Live 19-20 September

Join Graven Hill at Build It Live 19-20 September to discover more about the routes to building and

Housebuilders investigated for leasehold misselling

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating four of the UK’s largest housebui

Planning reform could be good news for self builders in the future

Planning for the Future puts forward a new vision for planning in England, with a system based on zo

Homebuilding & Renovating Industry Awards 2020 – a first for professionals

The Homebuilding & Renovating Industry Awards 2020 was the first sector awards celebrating the indus

Final Freedom of Information data on local authority Right to Build activity.

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has released its final analysis of the pract

Last custom build homes remaining at Springfield Meadows, Southmoor

Ssassy Property has three custom build homes left on its eco Springfield Meadows development in Oxfo

65 home custom build site in north Dorset puts in for planning

Land promoter Leaper Land has submitted a planning permission for a 65 custom and self build site in

NaCSBA unites with other bodies to create Housing Diversification group

NaCSBA unites with other bodies to support housing diversification - taking the agenda to government

Eco house manufacturer Baufritz scoops Cambridgeshire business award

Eco house manufacturer Baufritz has won a local business award - could they be the perfect company f

National Self Build & Renovation Show – 16-18 October, still live at the centre!

Join the National Self Build & Renovation Centre on the 16-18 October for its live National Self Bui

Join Graven Hill at Build It Live 19-20 September

Join Graven Hill at Build It Live 19-20 September to discover more about the routes to building and

Housebuilders investigated for leasehold misselling

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating four of the UK’s largest housebui

Planning reform could be good news for self builders in the future

Planning for the Future puts forward a new vision for planning in England, with a system based on zo

Homebuilding & Renovating Industry Awards 2020 – a first for professionals

The Homebuilding & Renovating Industry Awards 2020 was the first sector awards celebrating the indus

Final Freedom of Information data on local authority Right to Build activity.

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has released its final analysis of the pract

Last custom build homes remaining at Springfield Meadows, Southmoor

Ssassy Property has three custom build homes left on its eco Springfield Meadows development in Oxfo

65 home custom build site in north Dorset puts in for planning

Land promoter Leaper Land has submitted a planning permission for a 65 custom and self build site in