Self Build has never been easier…

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New legislation that comes into effect on 31 October 2016 marks the commencement in full of The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Regulations 2016. It is hoped that the new legislation will boost the number of self builds in the UK each year by giving thousands more people access to much-needed land.

The Regulations mean that within the next three years, local authorities in England are responsible for granting planning permission forsufficient shovel ready plots to meet the demand gathered by the Right to Build Registers.

Since 1 April 2016 local authroties throughout England have had a responsibility to create and maintain a database of members of the public who are interested in purchasing land in their area in order to self build be that on an individual or group basis.

Earlier this year NaCSBA’s Right to Build Portal was created to ensure the public has easy access to their local demand register.

People build individual homes for all sorts of reasons, but mainly because they want to create something tailored to their family’s unique requirements; or something architecturally appealing that responds to their tastes. For others it is about living in a home that they might not be able to afford on the open market. There is something uniquely rewarding about building a home for you and your family, it harks back to the most basic of human instincts. Nowadays, however, self-build homes are not just about shelter and security, they are about expressing yourself and changing your lifestyle. For many, self-build is a chance to create the life they have always dreamed of. If that is your dream please give us a call. Despite the rewards, building your own home is a huge challenge. We have spent 15 years helping self builders design and build their dream home. In our experience, it is worth the challenge and we are here to help make it a little easier.