The Custom and Self Build Register

The Custom and Self Build Register will help inform the council of the level of demand for custom and self-build build plots in the Breckland area and may enable the council to develop a strategy for matching people to plots in their area.

You can join the register if you are:

  • Aged 18 or over.
  • A British citizen, a national of an EEA State other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland; and
  • Seeking to acquire a serviced plot of land in the Breckland area to build a home to occupy as your sole or main residence.

If you would like to register your interest in a serviced custom or self build plot, please complete the Online Registration Form.

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

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

What is Custom and 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. 

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.

Further Information and Advice

For more information about Custom and Self Build you can visit The Self Build Portal (opens in a new window)

You are able to viewIcon for pdf information (opens in a new window) [77.41KB] about the number of people already on the register, and their requirements 




Last updated: 27/04/2021 12:20:40