Selfbuild 123 - How to Self Build a House


House Research

Building Land


House Design


Timber Frame



Reseaching Self Build Houses

We will guide you through the initial stages of the planning for a Self Build House Project. You have seen the TV programs about building fantastic dream houses but the TV programs tend to focus on huge futuristic houses that normal people cannot afford and do not want. Will we focus more on the typical Self Built House, a standard designed  detached house but with the more traditional methods because these type of houses account for about 90% of self build homes.

Selfbuild Exhibitions

Self build exhibitions bring products and services together under one roof so it is advisable to visit at least one exhibition. Home Building and Renovating and Buildstore both have exhibitions in the UK. More information can be found at Selfbuild Exhibitions


Selfbuild Books

Books mean that you can read about self build wherever you are, holiday, lunchtime etc


Show Homes

Visit show homes that are local to you. This will give you ideas on the house styles in your own locality and how the house builders spec the houses. I tend to find that local and national building companies under spec their houses to save money but when you selfbuild your own home you can spec it to a very high standard.


Selfbuild Websites - Internet

The internet has certainly changed the way that we search and find information. When I built my house about 16 years ago there was very little information available to help the self builder now the internet has certainly changed that.


Selfbuilders Stories

Listen to other selfbuilders, they have already built so they should be able to pass on some good advice. Other selbuilders case studies can be found at Selfbuilders Stories




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