OUR MISSION

To make it possible for people from all backgrounds to benefit individually and collectively from being a member of a self build housing group.

To allow people to aquire a range of skills and experience during the planning, design and building of their own homes.

To open up opportunities for those with limited income or the unemployed to participate.

WHAT IS COMMUNITY SELF BUILD?

Community self build is about a group of local people in housing need, building their own homes and gaining much more besides. As the concept of community self build becomes more widely known, it is more likely that projects will be initiated by potential self builders, rather than other organizations. Some projects have already been initiated by groups of individuals. Those without building skills, participate on the basis that they are prepared to make the necessary time commitment and be prepared to learn new skills.

WHAT IS GROUP SELF BUILD?

This involves a group of individuals coming together and forming themselves into either a self-build housing association or a housing co-op. Where a project incorporates National Vocational Qualification training and the self builders have the status of trainees, a different legal arrangement may be proposed.

  • News 01.03.18

    The Community Self Build Agency partners with Plymouth City Council on new veteran self-build scheme

    The Community Self Build Agency has once again partnered with  Plymouth City Council  on a new veteran self-build scheme, following the successful completion of the award-winning  Nelson Project . The council has selected a site reserved for...

  • News 04.05.17

    Work Commences on Wrexham Self-Build Development

    Work has commenced on the Community Self-Build Agency's new 16-apartment development in Wrexham. The Ty Ryan project, in association with Williams Homes and First Choice Housing Association, will be named after the late Hilary Ryan, the former CEO of...

  • News 04.04.17

    The Nelson Project Self Builders

    The Nelson Project   in Plymouth saw veterans’ undertake a 10-week Foundation Level 1 construction course, to allow them to gain the skills needed to self-build their own home. The project was an opportunity for those involved to gain invaluable...