Routes to self build

Self Build Turnkey Home by Stommel Haus
Keen to take the hassle out of your bespoke home building project? Here's five reasons why the package design and build route could work for you
The Older Women's Cohousing project
Coming together with other self builders can be a great way to enable development – but if it’s to be a success, you need to structure your group properly and nail down your finances right from the start, says Tim Doherty
Scandia Hus timber frame house
Mike Hardwick explains the ins and outs of taking on the mantle of project manager yourself
stone faced home in Yorkshire
Mike Hardwick explores hiring a single builder to call in trades, buy materials and deal with scheduling problems
Hab Housing's Loveden fields custom build scheme in Hampshire
The government has passed legislation in a bid to make more plots available for people who want to create their own bespoke homes. Chris Bates reveals all you need to know about this new right to self build in our regularly updated Right to Build hub
The Findhorn Foundation group self build project
Community builds can be a simple, cost-effective route to a custom home. Mike Hardwick reveals how you can run a successful scheme
Ever considered living on water? Here’s our advice on purchasing your very own houseboat
Tim Doherty looks at what the goverment's custom build scheme means for you
If you aren’t in a position to carry out a project on your own, a joined up approach to self build may be the answer says Julian Owen
Baufritz timber frame home
Jane Crittenden reveals which construction methods work for package homes


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