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Right To Build Task Force South West Expo for self-build and custom

NaCSBA's Right To Build Task Force is hosting an expo near Exeter on the 8 March, sharing updates and information on the local picture of Right To Build progress for local autho....

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New Housing Minister Raab joins elevated housing department

Dominic Raab has been appointed as Housing Minister, joining the newly elevated Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government under Secretary of State for Housing Sajid ....

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Could the Right To Build be a route to homes for key-workers?

Richard Bacon asks the question: could the Right To Build be used to create homes to attract key-workers to areas struggling to recruit and retain core staff?

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New Homes England agency to focus on more land for custom and self-build

Government has announced that the Homes and Communities Agency has been rebranded as Homes England in a move that will see more land being brought forward for development.

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Huge 80% increase in people signed up to create their own home

 Recent research by the National Custom and Self-Build Association (NaCSBA) shows that 33,000 people have now signed up to the Right To Build registers.

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Case Studies

Contemporary Timber Frame Home

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Passivhaus Family Farmhouse

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Steel Farm

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Merlin Haven

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Timber Frame Home, Ventnor

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Aldcliffe Yard, Lancaster

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Walthamstow Social Rent Scheme

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Prefabricated Passivhaus bungalow

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Cookham Dean, Berkshire

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Harvest House

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Bickleigh Eco Village, Devon

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Stoke-on-Trent Serviced Building Plots

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Forevergreen House

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Housing People Building Communities

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Sülzer Freunde, Cologne

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Berlin - 'Building Groups'

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Manor Farm, Kirton

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Straw-baling, Perthshire

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Findhorn

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Almere, Holland

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Hockerton

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Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: 08/01/18

Welcome to The Self Build Portal ("the website").

To use this website you must accept these Terms and Conditions ("the Terms"). If you do not wish to be bound by them you should exit the website immediately.

The website has been assembled by the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA). NaCSBA may change the terms without specific notice to you. The latest terms will be posted on the website and should always be reviewed by you prior to use of the site.

Terms of use

These terms and conditions govern the visitors' use of the website and their relationship with NaCSBA.

NaCSBA reserves the right to amend the Terms at any time.

This website belongs to NaCSBA (registered number 7815926), registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is at 228 Mina Road, Bristol, BS2 9YP. NaCSBA is a non profit making limited company and the liability of members is limited to £1.

VAT registration number GB 122 2385 49

Membership of NaCSBA

By registering your details with this website, you will automatically enrolled to membership of NaCSBA at individual supporter level. Membership helps support our work developing custom and self-build in the United Kingdom. 

Intellectual Property

All materials which form part of this website, its underlying structure or content from time to time are subject to copyright. Permission is granted to copy electronically and print in hard copy any material appearing on the publicly accessible areas of the website on condition that the material is used only for purely personal or educational activities which do not have a commercial purpose.

Other than accessing the website for your own informational not for profit purposes and downloading certain permitted items (subject to any additional on-screen restrictions), you may not use, copy, download, reproduce, modify or transmit all or any part of any such materials. Any use of this website, its content or underlying structure is subject to these terms and conditions. Any unauthorised use of this website or any such materials may constitute an offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

Warranties and Liability

Information provided on the website is intended to provide general information on matters of interest only. The information does not constitute accounting, financial, consulting, investment, legal or any other professional advice. You are advised to consult a professional adviser should you require such information or advice.

NaCSBA will use reasonable efforts to ensure but does not warrant that information or content contained on the website is accurate and up to date. NaCSBA does not warrant that the operation of the website or any facilities contained on or accessed via it will be continuous or error-free. All implied warranties, terms or conditions are expressly excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.

NaCSBA shall have no liability to any user of this website or any other person for any claim, loss or damage arising out of or relating to the use of all or any part of this website, its content or structure or reliance on information contained on it whether under contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise (other than in relation to death, personal injury or fraud).

Third Parties

This website may contain links or references to other third party websites from time to time. Such sites are operated by third parties and are not under the control of NaCSBA. The existence of such links does not imply any affiliation or association between NaCSBA and the third party nor any endorsement of any third party product. NaCSBA accepts no responsibility in relation to such links or third party sites and makes no representations, guarantees or warranties in relation to the third party, the quality of the website or the accuracy of, title to or otherwise in relation to the information contained thereon.

Governing Law

Use of this website is governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of England. You irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Personal Information

We will use any personal information you give us to operate this website and enhance our services to you.

We may also contact you by email, post or otherwise from time to time with information concerning additional materials, products or services which may be of interest to you. We may also disclose your information to NaCSBA’s Corporate Partners who may contact you for that purpose, if you have chosen to receive such information. You may change your mind about receiving such information at anytime by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please note any such requests many take up to six weeks to be fully actioned.

We may use "cookies" when you access the website. Cookies are small bits of code, which are usually stored on your computer’s hard drive, designed to enable the website to operate more efficiently and which may store your personal information (depending on your computer facilities).

Need-a-Plot

If you are a user of the "'Need-a-Plot' service" ("the Service"), other users may contact you, via the email address supplied by you, with offers of land.

By using the 'Add your Need-a-Plot information' element of the Service, you will only advertise your need for land and will not advertise existing land that you possess.

You will not use the Service to send unsolicited commercial messages, unsolicited junk messages, SPAM or any other message to other users. If you breach this Condition of Use, we may terminate your account.

Users of the Service may not publish content which promotes third parties or content which is deemed to be offensive; this includes content that contains offensive language, overtly sexually explicit content, is unlawful, threatening, libelous, abusive, harmful, bigoted, racially offensive, obscene or harassing.

Further, users may not publish content that encourages behaviour that may constitute a criminal offence, result in civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. Whilst the website aims to moderate all content, the website does not guarantee that offensive or inappropriate material will be immediately removed or deleted from the website. Failure by the website to remove or delete offensive or inappropriate content does not waive our right to remove or delete offensive or inappropriate content in subsequent or similar cases.

Any contact between parties using the Service may be monitored by us for quality purposes.

Suppliers Directory

The suppliers listed in the "Suppliers Directory" ("the Directory") that are members of NaCSBA are organisations that actively support the self/custom build sector. However, these organisations have not been vetted by NaCSBA and NaCSBA does not endorse these companies in any way. Nor will NaCSBA be held responsible for the content that is held on any third party websites listed.

By submitting information via the "the Directory 'Listing Entry page'" ("Listing Entry"), you will only advertise your services as a supplier to the self and custom build sector.

If you choose to answer 'Yes' to the question "Are you a NaCSBA member?" when submitting information via the Listing Entry, your NaCSBA membership will be subsequently verified before publication of your listing. If, upon verification, you are found not to be a NaCSBA member, you will be liable to receive an invoice for a full year's corporate membership.

Users of the Listing Entry must not submit offensive content; this includes content that contains offensive language, overtly sexually explicit content, is unlawful, threatening, libelous, abusive, harmful, bigoted, racially offensive, obscene or harassing.

Further, users must not publish content that encourages behaviour that may constitute a criminal offence, result in civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. Whilst the website aims to moderate all content, the website does not guarantee that offensive or inappropriate material will be immediately removed or deleted from the Directory. Failure by the website to remove or delete offensive or inappropriate content does not waive our right to remove or delete offensive or inappropriate content in subsequent or similar cases.

Moderators reserve the right to decide which entries should and should not be published.

Further Information

For further information relating to these terms and conditions or NaCSBA please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Accessibility

We’re committed to making our website as accessible to as many people as possible. To that end we endeavour to label all images for those that use screen readers. There may be some areas of our website where there is a barrier to accessibility but we are not yet aware of it.

If you experience accessibility problems when using our website, or have any comments and suggestions about improving accessibility, please do contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and let us know.