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Advice for your self build journey


Building your own home is becoming more accessible than ever, and provides a unique opportunity to tailor make a place to live that’s perfectly suited to your family’s needs. Whether you’re looking to build a luxurious residence, or just want a home that’s better suited to your lifestyle, self building could be the answer.

Around 13,000 people self build their own homes in the UK each year. Self built homes are typically bespoke, with layouts designed around your needs and lifestyle, and provide a high level of finish. With a focus on build quality, self builders enjoy houses that are energy efficient, often far exceeding building regulations. Discover how we can help you begin your own journey towards building a better home.

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The Right to Build Register

Signing up to the Right to Build Register is an important step in your self build journey, and one of the first things you should do when starting the plot buying process. Find further information below on what the right to build register is, why it's important for self-builders, and how you can sign up.

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5 benefits of making your home eco-friendly

Building in an environmentally friendly way has many benefits, along with being both incredibly rewarding and cost effective too. Not only are you helping to look after the environment but you’ll also enjoy lower bills, increased energy efficiency and your home will require less maintenance over time.

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The 7 Best Features of an Eco Friendly Home

Creating a greener and more planet friendly home is something we should all aspire to. Whether you're planning a large self build project or just looking to update your current home, investing wisely in eco-friendly features can provide you with a wealth of benefits now and for the future.

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The typical self build journey

Building your own home is becoming more accessible than ever, and provides a unique opportunity to tailor make a place to live that’s perfectly suited to your family’s needs. Whether you’re looking to build a large Grand Designs style residence, or just want a home that’s better suited to your lifestyle, self building could be the answer.

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How do we cross the chasm and deliver more self-built homes in the UK?

By Harvey Fremlin, NSBRC Managing Director.

We believe people deserve better homes. We help our visitors create their own better homes by delivering our three key promises...

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Self Build Systems Explained

One of the first things you’ll need to decide when undertaking a self build project is how your new home will be constructed. It’s a common assumption that all houses are made from brick and block, but there are many other alternatives that have been rapidly increasing in popularity here in the UK.

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Case studies

Here you can read about Visitors of the Centre who have been inspired by the resources at the NSBRC, be it our popular National Self Build and Renovation Shows, or the array of Training Courses and Workshops run throughout the year, many have gone on to successfully complete a construction project. Why not take a look and see how the NSBRC can help you with your project?

The typical self build journey

Building your own home is becoming more accessible than ever, and provides a unique opportunity to tailor make a place to live that’s perfectly suited to your family’s needs. Whether you’re looking to build a large Grand Designs style residence, or just want a home that’s better suited to your lifestyle, self building could be the answer.

The 7 Best Features of an Eco Friendly Home

Creating a greener and more planet friendly home is something we should all aspire to. Whether you're planning a large self build project or just looking to update your current home, investing wisely in eco-friendly features can provide you with a wealth of benefits now and for the future.

Before you Build your Home…Build your Knowledge with the NSBRC!


If you are contemplating building your dream home, or planning to improve your existing home, why not attend one of our NSBRC Training Courses first to build your knowledge and confidence?

Check out our range of in-person and virtual courses!