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 Jennifer Turner

September 11, 2019

Why building a timber frame house is easier than you think

There’s a lot to consider when designing and building your own home, from layout to eco-efficiency, comfort to durability. But perhaps the most fundamental choice…
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Self Build Homes

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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10 amazing modular homes

From a Baufritz seaside beauty to a Huf Haus mega build, we've rounded up 10 cleverly designed modular homes to inspire your self build project,...
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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...
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5 top tips for hiring and working with an architect

We spoke to HomeOwners Alliance to get some advice to hep you decide on whether you need an architect, the hiring process and how to...
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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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How much does it cost to build a house?

Ever wondered what a self build project might cost you? We asked self build experts to find out the estimated cost of different sizes and...
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Find a plot for sale: The best resources

From land listing websites to Rightmove and Zoopla, we round up the best ways to find a plot of land for sale for a self...
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How to find a plot: the complete self build guide

Finding the perfect plot to create your own self build can be achieved with this no-nonsense guide.
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7 top tips to building your dream home

We reveal the 7 key steps to self build success, from budget to finding plots.
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5 practical tips for creating a multigenerational living space

We've rounded up our top 5 practical planning tips for mutligenerational families living together.
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Green building ideas for your self build home

From sustainable building materials to thermal energy efficient technology, we've rounded up a few of the best and most innovative green building ideas.

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.