Membership

Help boost the Custom and Self-build sector by becoming a member of NaCSBA. We have two levels of membership for professionals operating in the Custom Build, Self-build and community-led housing sector – Gold Corporate Member and Standard Member.
For Standard Membership there is a range of option to reflect different organisations, including Not for Profit membership.

All regular and Gold members, with the exception of Not for Profit members, are committing to the terms of NaCSBA’s Code of Practice, offering consumers piece of mind when sourcing businesses to work on their project.

Find out more about NaCSBA’s Code of Practice.

For a complete list of our members, please visit our Members Directory on the Self Build Portal.

Why become a NaCSBA member?

As a company, you understand the bigger picture – you want to make building a home easier in the UK. You want others to appreciate that Self or Custom Built homes offer the most beneficial and effective way to get the best quality or most cost effective homes. You want the benefits to be available to far more people.

Membership helps deliver these outcomes.

NaCSBA is a not-for-profit organisation, and the finances raised from membership fees directly feed into our lobbying and campaigning work – helping us create more opportunities for our members. Check out the range of work we undertake, here.

NaCSBA relies on membership subscriptions from companies and organisations to help fund this core work, so the Association really does value your assistance. Our financial independence means that we have an objective voice when lobbying, that Government respects.

Subscriptions help us to continue our essential work and we offer a series of benefits in return.

DID YOU KNOW: If you contract with the Right to Build Task Force and commission it to do a minimum of a day’s work with you can get free regular NaCSBA membership, subject to you agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of NaCSBA’s Code of Practice.

Our pledge to our members

NaCSBA commits to work on behalf of its Standard and Gold Members to:

  • Grow the Custom, Self-build and community-led housing sector, creating more opportunities for consumers and professionals
  • Be a trusted voice in the industry
  • Share emerging data, insights and best practice with our members
  • Give a voice to our members through delivering their views, needs and opinions to National and local Government, and give them the opportunity to feed into our our consultation responses

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Help boost the Custom and Self-build sector!

There is a range levels of membership to compliment you and/or your organisation… from free supportership for the would-be Self/Custom Builder for consumers, to fully-fledged corporate partnership.

Membership Options

Become a Gold Member and show us your full support

Corporate Gold membership demonstrates that you’re a heavy-weight in the Custom and Self-build sector, and are truly committed to changing the way we do housing in the UK. Your backing is crucial to supporting our lobbying of central and local Government, and contributing to the growth and expansion of the self build industry.

By partnering with NaCSBA as a Gold Member, you also help us provide better information to would-be Custom/Self-builders – your future customers – and build up our ‘best practice’ information. This enables us to guide future generations of Custom/Self-builders about the most efficient way to build their homes.

The Benefits

In return NaCSBA has developed a number of very tangible benefits that will help our Gold Members grow their businesses.

  • The opportunity to send four marketing communications a year to all members of the Self Build Portal* who have agreed to contact from Third Parties. These campaigns are put together by NaCSBA on your behalf in MailChimp, based on your copy and images, with a sign off by you as a Gold Member. The site typically gets thousands of visitors every week. (We regret that under GDPR we can no longer share this information with you as data.)
  • Your company will be listed on The Self Build Portal’s Partners page.

Plus the Standard Member benefits outlined below.

Special three-year Corporate Gold Membership

If you’re considering joining NaCSBA as a Gold Member, we have a three-year subscription that offers a significant saving in comparison to annual Gold Membership – saving your company £1,200! This also saves the hassle of signing up annually, and ensures that your company is always recognised as a key player in the Custom and Self Build sector.

*Most registered users of the Self Build Portal are would-be Custom/Self-builders looking to buy products or services for their future project. Data suggests that those who have registered are: in the detailed preparation stages of getting their projects under way; typically holding budgets of £1-200k each, though many have budgets of over £500k; want to get their project underway in the next two years;  looking for land mainly in the south east/west of the UK.

  Corporate ‘Gold’ Partnership £2,400 annually or £6,000 for three years

Notice that VAT will be added to the prices displayed above.

Standard Memberships

NaCSBA understand that there are a range of organisations that would benefit from having membership or would like to show their support, but their circumstances vary. Consequently we’ve developed a range of charges for our Standard Membership in an attempt to reflect these differences. Any of these memberships can be classified as Not-for-profit where relevant, meaning the organisation is not signed up to the Code of Practice.

Check out the benefits of being a NaCSBA Member, below.

Standard Membership Levels

There are essentially four levels of standard memberships, with special fees for Custom Builders and Local Authorities.

sole-trader   Sole Trader (1 employee) £140 annually
small-company   Small Company (2-9 employees) £240 annually
medium-company   Medium Company (10-49 employees) £600 annually
  Large Company (50+ employees) £995 annually

Notice that VAT will be added to the prices displayed above.

Standard Member: Custom Builders

Joining as a Custom Build member connects you with other innovators transforming the self build arena.

Benefits include:
• The ability to network with fellow custom build developers and feed back issues and problems to senior policy makers at MHCLG, and HCA funders, at our quarterly meet ups
• Access to sites that NaCSBA is introduced to that may be of interest to custom build developers
• The opportunity to shape policy affecting Custom Build policy affecting Custom Build
• The ability to use the extra membership cost towards tools of shared benefit to custom build developers (e.g. a guide to VAT/SDLT)
• Access to experts and technical guidance – including help on VAT, SDLT, CIL, planning
• Plus, all the standard benefits

The rates for Custom Build companies wishing to join as Standard Members are:

small-company   Small Company (2-9 employees) £600 annually
medium-company   Medium Company (10-49 employees) £995 annually
  Large Company (50+ employees) £1,800 annually

Notice that VAT will be added to the prices displayed above.

Standard Member: Local Authorities

Local Authorities have a special membership rate – £240 annually (plus VAT).
Local Authorities, and other not for profit groups, are not bound by the Code of Practice, as other members are.

Did you know that if you take out a contract to work with the Right to Build Task Force you can new get a free one-year membership of NaCSBA as part of the deal! Find out more about how the Task Force can support you at www.righttobuildtoolkit.org.uk 

Consumer Supportership

Consumers can show their support for NaCSBA and help us create more opportunities for the Custom and Self-build by sector by registering as a user on the Self Build Portal. This individual supportership helps us track appetite for owner-commissioned homes.

As a thank you, Consumer Supporters can benefit from competitive magazine subscription rates for SelfBuild & Design, Grand Designs and Build It.

Membership Benefits

  • The opportunity to use our logo on your website, to illustrate your commitment to the sector and show you’re a trusted company by NaCSBA.
  • Opportunity to network with other leading Custom and Self-build practitioners and companies.
  • Opportunity to contribute to NaCSBA’s lobbying and position papers.
  • Monthly NaCSBA News email providing updates and feedback on NaCSBA’s progress with Government departments and agencies.
  • Opportunity to attend our AGM to help elect executive committee and help steer general direction.
  • Opportunities to contribute in establishing NaCSBA’s best practice information.
  • The opportunity to share your news and case studies on the Self Build Portal.

Please contact us if you’d like to find out more about Corporate ‘Gold’ Membership options or Standard Membership, including Custom Build or Local Authority rates. Membership is for 12 months and we shall contact with regards to renewal in advance of this date. To discuss ways in which your organisation could work with us, please contact our membership secretary Richard Pearce on 01249 890731 or via email.

Become a NaCSBA Member now

Special magazine subscriptions for supporters and members

One of the  benefits of being an individual NaCSBA Supporter is the chance to save on the essential magazines to help you get your project off the ground with expert advice delivered to your door.

SelfBuild & Design

Includes Readers’ Homes, Expert Help, Product Inspiration, and invaluable tips to ensure you create a dream home on time and on budget. As a subscriber, you can also claim two free tickets to each SelfBuild & Design show.

  • Subscribe to SelfBuild & Design for 12 issues, for £1 each!
  • Get two free tickets to each SelfBuild & Design show

Homebuilding & Renovating

Includes plenty of advice for anyone renovating, building or extending, with inspiring reader homes, helpful advice and information.

  • Subscribe to Homebuilding & Renovating for £17 per 6 months (Direct Debit)
  • Get two free tickets to a Homebuilding & Renovating show!

Grand Designs

From the freshest TV house exclusives, design and interiors, to Kevin McCloud’s latest views, it’s filled with inspiring homes, on-trend products and clever project ideas. Plus the latest from Grand Designs Live.

  • 13 issues a year, for £22.99 – a saving of 59% off the shop price*!

*UK only, Direct Debit. £24.99 for Credit Card.

Real Homes

The essential homes magazine to help you transform your space, regardless of you budget, with plenty of creative ideas and all the latest decorating trends.

  • Homes inspiration to your door!
  • Subscribe to Real Homes from £14 for six issues, by Direct Debit.

Build It

Build It magazine and website provides all the practical advice and inspiration you’ll need to self-build, renovate or extend. It’s packed with invaluable tips to ensure you plan, design and build your dream home on time and on budget.

  • Subscribe to Build It for £12 for 12 issues – just £1 an issue!
  • Two free tickets to a Build It Live show, worth £24

Period Living

For anyone planning to Self-build or renovate a traditional self-build home, Period Living will help you with style ideas and advice for getting the perfect scheme.

  • Advice and help for lovers of traditional style and homes
  • Subscribe for just £16 for six months by Direct Debit.

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Choose your level of NaCSBA Membership and show your support now!


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