Before embarking on your self-build project, it’s important to understand the VAT implications, avoiding some very common – and potentially very serious – pitfalls.
Building your own home can be a complicated matter. Our founder, Paul Smith, explained to Selfbuilder + Homemaker magazine how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls.
There are many factors to consider and decisions to make when embarking on a self build project, particularly for novice self builders - finding and hiring the right team is one of the most important.
If you fancy building your own home in Greater Manchester, you’ll want to check out our research, pinpointing the region’s self build hotspots.
More and more people are choosing self build as a way of getting the home they've always dreamed of.
Embarking on a self build project - particularly if it’s your first - can be exciting and daunting in equal measure, but with the right preparation and a great team, you’ll stand yourself in good stead.
John and Anne-Marie Williams became accidental self-builders when their search for the perfect family home led them to a lovely property, which happened to have a large garden.
Our Founder, Paul Smith, spoke to Selfbuilder + Homemaker magazine about the importance of picking the right team for your self-build project - and how to be confident you're making the right choices.
Our original research has revealed the hugely different approaches local authorities across the North West are taking to monitoring – and meeting – the demand for self-build housing plots.
Building your own home needn’t be as expensive as you think – and could even leave you better off.
In this piece for i-build magazine our founder, Paul Smith, reflects on the challenges of finding the right plot for your self-build home.
You may only get one chance to convince potential buyers that your self-build plot is the one for them. Follow our simple guide to find out how.
The July/August 2019 issue of Selfbuilder and Homemaker magazine includes a feature about MyPlot (scroll to page 10).
Selecting a building contractor to construct your self-build home can be a tricky process. Here are five things to think about when you're making that decision.
With 6 million Britons interested in building their own home, Housing Today highlights the new initiatives that are starting to cater for the self-build housing market.
Building your own home might seem like something that other people do - but realising that dream might be easier than you think.
There has never been a better time to sell your single plot for development - but how you go about selling it can have a dramatic impact on the price you achieve and how long it takes.
The Farmers Guardian provided this advice on how to sell land for development - including for self-build homes.
Choosing an architect for your self-build project is one of the most important decisions you'll make. Here's what you should think about.
Finding the perfect home can be a difficult task - building your own home could be the answer.
We’ve pulled together a list of the best blogs for ideas, inspiration and to help you make the decisions that matter the most.
Finding your plot is one of the most challenging aspects of any self-build journey; so much so that hundreds of people never make it past the first step. Yet that needn’t be the case.
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Produced by the National Custom and Self-Build Association, the Self-Build Portal features helpful information for every stage of your project.
You might think that building your own home is something that "other people" do - but it is a realistic option for more people than you might think.
Financing a self-build project can seem daunting - but it isn't as complicated as you might think. Here's what you need to know.
Instagram can be a great source of ideas and inspiration when you're building your one home. Here are eight of our favourite accounts.
Finding a plot of land can be one of the most challenging - and critical - stages in building your home. We explain what you should look out for.
Use this site to sign-up with your local council's Self-Build Register to make sure they are planning to deliver enough suitable plots in your area.