Custom and Self-build Register

Self Build and Custom Build Register

The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 places a duty on local councils in England to keep a register of people who are interested in self build or custom build projects in their area. To view relating legislation - Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016 click here

What are Self Build and Custom Build?

Until recently building your own home was known as 'self build'. In 2011, the term 'custom build housing' was introduced in the Government's Housing Strategy for England.

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.

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. 

Registering Interest

If you would like to register your interest for a custom or self build plot, please complete a registration form. There are separate forms depending on whether you are applying as an individual household or as part of a bigger group.

Self Build - Register of Interested Group Form

Self Build - Register of Interest Individual Form

Self Build - Register of Interest Group Form - Appendix 1 Members Addresses

Further information and forms

By signing up, you will help us find out more about the demand for custom and self build plots in Rossendale; where people would like their plot to be and the type of house that they would like to build. Registration does not however guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available.