Routes to building your own home

Self Build

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

Custom Build

A developer with a site and a design you like takes care of everything; to save costs, you could finish it yourself.
A developer organises a group and builds the homes; often, to save costs, the self builders finish them off.

Latest News

Focus on: The Highland Self Build Loan Fund

The Portal talks to Michael Chisholm from the HSCHT about what the fund means for the future of self build in Scotland


 

22 May 2016

Earlier this year a new Scottish Government Loan Fund, overseen by The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT), was introduced to help self builders in the Highlands to complete their projects as well as boost the number of new homes in the area.

Read more...

Click here for more news

Case studies

Contemporary Timber Frame Home

Read more

Passivhaus Family Farmhouse

Read more

Steel Farm

Read more

Merlin Haven

Read more

Timber Frame Home, Ventnor

Read more

Aldcliffe Yard, Lancaster

Read more

Walthamstow Social Rent Scheme

Read more

Prefabricated Passivhaus bungalow

Read more

Cookham Dean, Berkshire

Read more

Harvest House

Read more

Bickleigh Eco Village, Devon

Read more

Stoke-on-Trent Serviced Building Plots

Read more

Forevergreen House

Read more

Housing People Building Communities

Read more

Sülzer Freunde, Cologne

Read more

Berlin - 'Building Groups'

Read more

Manor Farm, Kirton

Read more

Straw-baling, Perthshire

Read more

Findhorn

Read more

Almere, Holland

Read more

Hockerton

Read more

Top tips

Stamp duty

Stamp duty Read more