Self Build Homes Explained

Every year over 10,000 people achieve their dream home through self building


Potton specialise in designing beautifully tailored timber frame homes for self builders.

Starting with a blank canvas offers your limitless possibilities in terms of design, layout, luxuries and energy saving technologies AND self building provides substantial cost savings of up to 30% on the finished home. Potton are so much more than a 'kit home' provider. We handhold our customers every step of them way to ensure your self build is stress-free. 

Why Self Build

Self Build Homes from Potton

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Why self build? Whether you dream of minimalist design, open plan barn style living, Georgian symmetry and elegance or a picture book country cottage, you can create a home that suits your individual tastes and budget by self building. 

Careful thought at the design stage about your family’s needs now and in years to come will help future proof your home as well. You might want to think about a bathroom downstairs, for example, or a ground floor room that could be converted into a bedroom at some point?

Self build homes are normally valued higher than the cost to build. That’s why some of our customers choose to build two or three times and are now almost mortgage-free.

FREE Introduction to Self Build Course

Each month we run a free one-day seminar to provide you with an overview of self build, the day is held at our show centre in St Neots where you can also browse our five stunning show homes and there's an opportunity for a factory tour too. Visit our Self Build Academy website here for more information.

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Our designers will work with you throughout your build to ensure your dream home is everything you imagined it to be.

The level of support and advice offered by Potton at each stage can be just as tailored as the homes we create. From our comprehensive range of seminars held at our Self Build Academy, to our award winning practical guide to self build, we have the means to make your dream home a reality.

Timber Frame and Structural Insulated Panel Build Systems

Our timber frame and SIP’s construction systems are factory engineered to the highest level of accuracy, deliver an unrivaled level of thermal efficiency and extremely high levels of airtightness. Potton offer a range of build systems for your self build and you can find out more here.

Potton homes are so much more than other kit houses. Potton are here to help you throughout your self build journey. Unsure where to start or not yet found a plot? Our Self Build Academy offers courses and events to advise you and allow you to meet like-minded aspiring self builders to share experiences.