We can recommend a number of organisations that can help you on your way to building your dream home. See below for more information:
BuildStore’s PlotSearch tool allows users to identify the right plot of land for them. With over 8,000 genuine land opportunities, each complete with planning permission, PlotSearch is the UK’s premier land-finding resource. It is free to subscribe to and offers a number of plots that are not available elsewhere. Carry out unlimited searches and sign up for alerts when new building plots are listed that match your criteria.
BuildStore Mortgage Services
Access funding for your home through BuildStore’s expert mortgage services. Ideal for timber frame builds, the Buildstore Cost-Based Stage Payment Mortgage allows your stage payments to be released before each build stage. Payments are guaranteed to be based on your costs, enabling you to meet supplier charges. BuildStore offers specialist advice, competitive interest rates, exclusive products and tailored cash flow, allowing you to stay in your current home until your new one is complete. You will also only need to pay interest during the build process.
Lucas Fettes & Partners (Stackhouse Poland Group)
Award-winning insurance broker Lucas Fettes & Partners is part of the Stackhouse Poland Group, which has achieved Chartered Broker Status and a collection of prestigious awards. Stackhouse Poland Group offers relationship and advice-driven services for client support, advice and claims assistance. Services range from commercial to health and protection, to private client, to real estate, to speciality.
Build It (Magazine)
Available in most newsagents, Build It magazine comprises articles and case studies that inform self-builders and those looking to renovate. The magazine is an essential advice and practical guidance resource for anyone planning a bespoke self-build project. Build It also hosts numerous events, which can be found on our Events page.
Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine
Available in most newsagents, Homebuilding and Renovating magazine is filled with features and case studies to inspire self-build projects. Article topics span from self-build houses to extensions, to conversions, to home improvements and interior design. Homebuilding and Renovating also host various exhibitions, which can be found on our Events page.
Structural Timber (Magazine)
The Structural Timber magazine is a quarterly publication dedicated to UK-leading mainstream low-carbon construction material and its positive impact on the built environment. Structural Timber magazine also host the Offsite Expo, details of which can be found on our Events page.
National Self Build & Renovation Centre (Event)
Offering free entry to the UK’s only permanent self-build, renovation and home improvement exhibition, the National Self Build & Renovation Centre houses three major exhibitions, educational areas, audio tours and over 240 stands that showcase the latest innovative products and services in the self-build sector.
The Self Build Portal (Trade Association)
A corporate member of the National Self Build Association, The Self Build Portal is accessed through their government-endorsed website. The Self Build Portal provides discounts that save thousands for custom and self-build projects. They also offer extensive guidance in identifying the best building plots for self-builders.
National Custom & Self Build Association (Trade Association)
Organised by a network of companies and individuals who promote self-build and custom build as contributions to UK home building, the National Custom & Self Build Association aim to make custom and self-build a mainstream choice for home buyers. On behalf of its members, the NaCSBA promotes campaigns, carries out sector research, supports consumers, creates opportunities for growth, represents member interests and supports users wanting to sign up to Right to Build registers.
Structural Timber Association (Trade Association)
As England’s leading timber organisation, the Structural Timber Association (STA) represents engineered timber companies, offering technical guidance on industry quality, health and safety, education, technical knowledge and customer service. The STA drive product innovation through industry advice and continuous research, both of which are underpinned by STA Assure (the members’ quality standard assessment).
Total Home Environment (Ventilation)
Enabling sustainable and economical health benefits in homes for specifiers and individuals, Total Home Environment installs recovery ventilation systems, heat pumps and central vacuum systems. To achieve maximum ventilation healthiness, THE’s services include: room by room heat loss calculations, SAP Appendix Q reports, 3D CAD system designs, installation of central vacuum and ventilation systems and MCS reports.