Custom Build / Self Build

The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 places a duty on local councils in England to keep and have regard to a register of people who are interested in self-build or custom build projects in their area. This register will help inform the council of the level of demand for self-build and custom build plots in Sefton and enable the council to develop a strategy for matching people to plots in their area.

Self-build projects are defined as those where someone directly organises the design and construction of their own home. This covers a wide range of projects including a traditional DIY self-build home to projects where the self builder employs someone to build their home for them. Community-led projects can also be defined as self-build.

Custom build homes are where you work with a developer as an individual or a group to help deliver your own home. The developer may help to find a plot, manage the construction and arrange the finance for your new home. This is more of a hands-off approach but your home will be tailored to match your individual requirements.

The Council commissioned an assessment of the demand for Self and Custom Build Homes in the borough. This was approved in September 2015.

In response to the study the Council have set up an online form to allow people to register an interest in self or custom-building their own home.

By signing up, you will help us find out more about the demand for custom and self-build plots in Sefton, where people would like their plot to be and the type of house that they would like to build.

We shall use the information to explore ways in which it might be possible for people and plots to be brought together. Registration does not however guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available


Last Updated on 15 December 2016

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