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Self build and custom builds

A shared register across Ashfield, Mansfield and Sherwood keeps details of all self builds and custom builds in any 12 month period (which runs 31 October to 30 October). 

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home. To help realise this, we are required to have a register so they can understand local demand for this type of housing.

In turn this will help inform future policies and projects to help bring forward custom and self-build development.

What are self build and custom builds?

A self build is where someone directly organises the design and construction of their new home.

This covers quite a wide range of projects. The most obvious example is a traditional DIY self build home, where the self-builder selects the design they want and then does much of the actual construction work themselves.

Self build also includes projects where the self builder arranges for an architect or contractor to build their home for them.

Custom build homes tend to be those where you work with a specialist developer to help deliver your own home. This can be a more appealing approach as you'll have an 'expert' guiding you.

These companies can provide you with everything from securing or providing a site in the first place, through to managing the construction work and even arranging the finance for you.

Register your self or custom build

You can register your self or custom build with us online. It should take less than 10 minutes. 

You will need the names and details of the people involved and the details of the build itself. 

Register your self or custom build

Other ways to contact us about a self or custom build

If you have any questions or you can't register your build online you can contact us by: