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

May 13, 2020

Grand Designs Live from Home: catch up on IGTV

As the first series of Grand Designs Live from Home draws to an end, find all the sessions you may have missed below and catch…
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4 build projects with internal courtyard gardens

Offering a clever way to add natural light, ventilation and a connection to nature within a project, internal courtyards feature in each of these builds....
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Why these affordable house kits are a self-build winner

rom bare bones kits to bespoke, DIY self-build house kits can be both high-spec and affordable. We take a closer look.
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7 creative, circular self-build homes

Explore these exceptional self builds with rounded structures and curved walls.
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Inside a timber-clad self build at the foot of the Alps

This single storey build in Switzerland makes for an interesting addition to a neighbourhood at the base of the alps.  
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What to do if your architect provides you with flawed designs

Architects are not immune to making mistakes in the design of your home. If you find yourself at the mercy of a mistake and out...
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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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Your guide to property bonds

Property bonds provide an attractive investment opportunity. We provide a quick guide to all that you need to know.
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4 self-build houses on awkward plots

These self-build homes may have had plots with problems, but that didn't stand in the way of creating incredible properties.
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Self-build mortgage completions grow 144% this year

New data shows a huge increase in the number of self-build completions using specialist mortgages year-on-year.
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How to pick the perfect front door for your project

First impressions count and an entrance door sets the tone for your whole property.
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What is a turnkey self-build home?

Explore the idea of these hands-off self-builds, where a single company has taken the project from concept to completion
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Explore this re-imagined oast house in Kent

A creative self-build inspired by Kent’s iconic hop-drying towers made use of local skills to create a cosy family home.

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.