Self and custom build houses

Self and custom build - further information

Useful sources of information are listed below. Some of the websites include plot finding facilities and are worth keeping an eye on for plots becoming available from private owners within Pendle.

National Custom and Self Build Association

Brings together developers, architects, planners, financial and warranty providers, manufacturers, self-builders, community groups and local authorities to develop, share and promote best practice in self and custom build. 

The Self Build Portal

Provides practical help on finding a plot, advice on the different routes to building your own home, case studies, events, latest news and a supplier's directory.


Practical help on all aspects of self build and custom build including finding plots, mortgages and finance, insurance, support and materials.


A guide to cohousing and links to further information and support.

Which? self build guide

A step by step guide which illustrates the self build process.

Estate agents

Local estate agents also list land/buildings suitable for small scale residential development or conversion. It's worth looking on their website and signing up for updates if you haven't already.