Self Build and Custom Build Register

What is self build and custom build?

The terms ‘self build’ and ‘custom build’ are used to describe instances where individuals or groups are involved in creating their own home. The amount of personal involvement will vary.

Routes to building your own home

Self Build

  • Self build one-off home: You manage the design and construction process and undertake a fair proportion of the actual building work too
  • Contractor built one-off home: You manage the design process, select a contractor and then they take care of the construction work.
  • Kit home: You select your preferred kit home. You may have to organise the foundations; the kit home company then erects the house.
  • Independent community collaboration: You work with others to acquire a site to split up into plots, then organise the design and construction of your own home.
  • Supported community self build group: A social landlord or the Community Self Build Agency helps you build a group of homes together.

Custom Build

  • Developer built one-off home: A developer with a site and a design you like takes care of everything; to save costs, you could finish it yourself.
  • Developer led group project: A developer organises a group and builds the homes; often, to save costs, the self builders finish them off.

About the register

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home. The self build register will provide an indication of the demand for self and custom build in Bassetlaw and allow the Council to develop its housing and planning policies to support the kinds of self and custom build projects that would be most appropriate.

Registering your interest for self and custom build

If you would like to register your interest, please complete the registration form.

The Self Build Portal

For further information regarding self-build visit The Self Build Portal.

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