Useful Links For Self Build and Custom Build

On this page you will find a selection of useful links that may help you when it comes to building your own house. Whether it’s a pure self build project in which you do all the work yourself, or a custom build project in which you don’t, you should be able to find out more from this site and the links below.

Plot Finder Links UK Custom Build Companies

  • Self Build PortalThe Self Build Portral
    The gateway to more self and custom build homes
    Currently the UK’s definitive source for self build and custom build homes information on the web. The website will give you advice on getting started and point you in the way of the right people to use when it comes to building your own house. You can find out information about finding a plot, legal advice, planning services and more. You must register with the site to view most of the content. The website is endorsed by the Government and is produced by the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA).
  • NASBAThe National Custom & Self Build Association
    The Voice of the Custom and Self Build Sector
    The National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA) was set up by network of companies and individuals with the common aim of promoting self build and custom build as a form of housing delivery that can make a significant contribution to home building in the UK. NaCSBA brings together developers, architects, planners, financial and warranty providers, manufacturers, self builders, community groups and local authorities to develop, share and promote best practice in self and custom build. The Association is run by its members and is independent, relevant and practical, and operated on a not for profit basis.
  • Channel 4 – 4Homes
    Advice on self-build from Channel 4
    Channel 4 offers a comprehensive breakdown on what you may need to tackle a self-build project, including guidance on hiring professionals, planning your build and buying materials.
  • Self Build Home Magazine Online
    Online portal for Self Build Home Magazine
    Some interesting and helpful articles on their website. Worth picking up the magazine.


  • Build Store
    Self-build, renovation and home improvement.
    BuildStore is a financial services organisation that supports and markets custom and self build projects with a view to provide mortgages to builders. They are actively involved in promoting custom build schemes. Their website includes a good Plot Search tool.