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Welcome to the latest self build news, ideas and opinions from Houseplansdirect.

Looking for the latest self build news, or just interested in what we’ve been up to in the last week? Check out our round up below.

Experts: Councils should hand over self build land

Experts: Councils should hand over self build land

Experts: Councils should be forced to hand over self build land. The UK’s leading think tank has urged the government to use new powers to force councils who do not build enough housing to hand over unused land to self-builders. They believe that the country needs to build 1.5 million (...)
UK Government Gets Behind Self-Builders

UK Government Gets Behind Self-Builders

The UK Government has launched a series of self build grants and initiatives to help those wanting to build their own home, including those on low incomes. Communities Minister Don Foster has announced new measures designed to open up the self-build market to a broader range of UK taxpayers, with specific (...)

At Houseplansdirect, we are constantly involved in the latest developments in the self-build industry. We speak to local authorities, developers and suppliers on a daily basis. This gives us great insight into the challenges facing those wanting to build their own home.

This page collects all of our thoughts on what’s new in self-building. We look at the latest news to see how it might affect planning laws or funding. We’ll share opinions from industry leaders, and articles which may be of interest to anyone looking to build their own home. At the same time, we also keep you updated as to what’s been going on at our offices and any interesting or unusual projects we’ve been working on. There are also new designs constantly in the pipeline, so we introduce them here when they’re ready.

Not everyone is in a position to build their own home right now, of course. With this in mind, we also look at improving your current home, and how to go about it. Our team are happy to share tips and articles which may be of interest to our customers. We appreciate that the world of self build can be daunting but we hope we can make it easier to navigate!

Please let us know what you think of our news and blog posts. We are always interested in feedback from visitors. If there’s a subject you’d like us to look at, email [email protected] or send us a message via our Contact Us page. Thanks for reading this far down the page and we hope to hear from you soon!

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