Custom & Self Build Week
National Custom and Self Build Week is an annual event that with a range of exciting events designed to help promote custom and self build in the UK and help grow awareness of the sector.
This is the campaign page for National Custom and Self Build Week – which NaCSBA organises annually.
Running since 2013, National Custom and Self Build Week is a chance to share expertise and know-how and promote the sector to consumers. It’s a chance to celebrate success while introducing more people to the benefits of creating your dream home, whether through Custom Build, Self-build or community-led housing.
Traditionally, it runs in May to coincide with Grand Designs Live in London.
The week is an opportunity for people to find out more about pursuing their ambition of building a home that reflects their needs and choices through working with a Custom Build developer or local housebuilder, or managing a Self Build project by themselves or as part of a group.
One of the key aims of the initiative is to help more people understand the many ways it is now possible to get a new home built. This could be from buying a plot and commissioning a bespoke new home, as popularised by C4’s Grand Designs, through to DIY Self Build or working together with members of the local community to build affordable homes for shared ownership or rent.
National Custom and Self Build Week 2021
For 2021 Custom and Self Build Week was dedicated specifically for developing professional knowledge with a week of continued professional development (CPD) for a range of professions in industry. Sixteen sessions were offered, including for a range of professions, as well as more general presentations, all focused around the Government’s Custom and Self Build Action Plan.
Find out more at the dedicated page.
Right to Build Registers
A key outcome for National Custom and Self Build Week is getting more people signed up to the Right to Build Registers. This is one of NaCSBA’s core objectives, as the registers are a vital source of demand for anyone wanting to have some input into the design of their own home.
The Right to Build requires all councils to maintain a register of individual and groups of individuals who want to build their own home. It places a duty on them to grant sufficient development permissions for serviced building plots to meet demand on a rolling three-year basis. By the end of the first full year base period NaCSBA’s research revealed that 33,000 individuals had signed up to express their interest in buying a plot
The Right to Build Portal is a free site links people to their local registers, which is crucial to support councils as they work to provision sufficient plots for building.
National Custom and Self Build Week Archive
National Custom & Self Build Week 2017
National Custom & Self Build Week 2016