Help to Build

  • Ownership: Full ownership.
  • Headline benefits: Supporting people to take forward self and custom build schemes.

Overview of scheme

Help to Build – for people who want to build their own home. In April 2021 the government announced a £150 million Help to Build scheme to make it easier and more affordable for people to build their own homes

We want to make self and custom building a realistic option to get onto the housing ladder. You can choose to design your home from scratch or to customise it based on an existing design. The scheme will provide an equity loan on the completed home – similar to the existing Help to Buy scheme

Self and custom build could deliver 30-40,000 new homes a year and benefit small building firms working on the construction of these types of homes.

Further details on Help to Build are expected later in the year and will be published here.

In the meantime, the best place to start if you are interested in building your own home or having it custom-built for you is the National Custom and Self Build Association’s Self-Build Portal. It provides impartial advice and information on how to access local authority ‘Right to Build’ registers, finding a plot of land, where to get a mortgage, construction methods and more.