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Self Build and Custom Build

Self build projects are those where you directly organise the design and construction of your own home. This covers a wide range of projects including a DIY self build home to projects where the self builder employs someone to build their home for them. Community-led projects can also take place 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 holds a register of people interested in self build and custom build in East Suffolk.

Further information on self build and custom build can be found from the National Custom and Self Build Association, Self Build Portal and Right to Build Toolkit.