Self Build Homes

Planning your own Grand Design? Make sure your self build project runs as smoothly as possible with our expert guides and advice, plus take inspiration from our self build homes case studies. From choosing a plot to funding and finding the right architect, you can ensure your own self build is a success.

Self Build Homes

by Hugh Metcalf

November 15, 2019

Discover 5 of the UK's best brick self-build homes

The Brick Awards has crowned its best property projects for 2019 - take a look at the exceptional houses shortlisted for the Individual Housing Development…
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7 trending eco-friendly construction materials

With a growing focus on eco-friendly builds, these are the material trends the experts predict will dominate 2020.
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Discover this exceptional build in the Lincolnshire Wolds

As featured on the cover of Grand Designs December 2019, explore this build of architectural significance.
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Over half of local authorities now support self-build home plans

New research has found that 58% of local authorities have plans in the works that support self-build homes.
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MP Richard Bacon: ‘Is Right to Build legislation delivering enough plots?'

Richard Bacon MP highlights the need for local council to deliver more plots to fulfil the Right to Build legislation, on the run up to...
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Unmissable self build talks at Grand Designs Live Birmingham

Make sure you head to Grand Designs Live at NEC Birmingham, so you don't miss these invaluable self build talks over the 5-day event.
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Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2019 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Find top experts, specialist exhibitors and a wealth of inspiration for your self-build or renovation project all under one roof.
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10 low cost self build homes

Be inspired by these low cost builds that do not compromise on style or space despite their smaller budgets.
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Take National Custom & Self Build Association's survey to avoid overpaying self build VAT

Help other self-builders like you avoid overpaying VAT by answering NaCSBA's quick survey.
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10 brilliant brick self build homes

Find inspiration for building your own house with these 10 fantastic brick self build homes.
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What is custom build?

Becoming more available in the UK, custom build is a popular and easier self build choice. Tom Connors highlights how to find a plot, finance...

Research has shown that approximately one million people in the United Kingdom are taking part in their own building projects, be that self build homes, extensions, garden rooms, conversions or property renovation.