Research is key with building projects, so we have compiled a helpful list of self-build resources. 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 PlotSearch

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. This is one of the most helpful self-build resources for getting started on your project.

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 Financial Planning

The experienced team of independent financial advisers and consultants at Lucas Fettes create tailored financial planning solutions for private clients, businesses, charities and not for profit organisations. They take the time to understand the bespoke needs and financial objectives of their clients to create tailored financial planning solutions. As independent financial advisers, they are not restricted in the advice that they can give you.

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.

SelfBuild & Design (Magazine)

SelfBuild & Design is a monthly magazine that aims to inspire and inform anyone contemplating a self-build or any major building project. Whether a practical “hands-on” self-builder, someone managing their own self-build project, or someone looking for a “turn-key” individually designed house from a package company, SelfBuild & Design is an essential companion.

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.

National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC)

Offering free entry to the UK’s only permanent self-build, renovation and home improvement exhibition, the National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC) 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. It regularly hosts events, many of which can be found on our events page.

The Self-Build Portal (Trade Association)

A corporate member of the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA), 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, 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 the UK’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 drives 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.

Dave Hilton (Heat & Energy)

We work closely with David Hilton, Director at Heat and Energy Ltd, to deliver performance technologies and heating systems for self-build homes. David is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heating systems, heat recovery ventilation, emerging technologies and renewables, including heat pump technologies, Solar systems, biomass and also conventional heating systems. With Heat and Energy Ltd, Frame Technologies discuss the options and benefits of choosing certain products, and explain how clients can get best value from their home by choosing one building material and method over another. Take a look at our blog to find out more.

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