Self build and custom build housing

The government wants to help more people build or commission their own homes.

If you organise the design and construction of your own home, it is classed as self build housing.

If you work with with a developer, either as an individual or as part of a group, to help create your own home, it is classed as custom build housing.

Self build register

We keep a register of people who would like to build their own home, to provide an indication of local demand. We use this register to inform and help us set our local policies.

By registering, you are not making any commitment. The information you provide will help us assess the level of demand and the types of projects people are interested in within our area.

Registration does not guarantee that suitable plots will be made available.

More information

If you are interested in self or custom builds, we suggest the following additional guidance: