Helping Self Builders Since 1964
Founded in 1964, Potton started as a family business built on providing quality craftsmanship and good customer care. In 2006 Potton was acquired by the Kingspan Group, global leaders in high-performance building materials and committed to sustainability. Over the years we have remained dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality homes, whilst supporting them through the self build journey.
Potton founder Peter Hutchinson was instrumental in developing the self build industry. Exhibiting the first self build house at the Ideal Home Show in 1984. The vision was to create houses to suit modern day lifestyles with a blend of architectural styles. During the early nineties Potton opened the UK’s first Self Build Show Centre, inspiring people to build their dream homes. The fully furnished show homes were designed to allow customers to visualise their projects and see the quality and craftsmanship of a Potton home.
Our proud history
Potton have been at the forefront of self build and the timber construction industry since 1964. Read more about our history here.
Potton was founded in 1964 by Peter Hutchinson as Potton Timber Engineering Company. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Potton supply tens of thousands of timber frame houses to local government.
Potton's First Self Build
Potton introduce their first self build design - a Tudor-style home with exposed posts and beams, and inglenook fireplace, still hugely popular today. Potton present a self build home at the Ideal Homes Show in 1984, helping grow the popularity of self build.
UK's First Show Centre
Potton open the UK's first Self Build Show Centre and free self build seminars are launched. The three new show homes offer unprecedented access to complete builds, with guided tours from our experts.
Full architectural service introduced, covering design, planning and building regulations. Launch of cottage-style homes appealing to both self builders and developers.
Introduction of ‘Potton-approved’ project managers and builders to provide self builders with yet more confidence. Potton awarded the UK Timber Frame Association’s own Q Mark.
Potton Bought by Kingpsan
Potton acquired by Kingspan Group Plc, opening up a whole new range of high performance building fabric and insulated panel systems.
Potton use Kingspan technologies to build the first net zero carbon show home in the UK, a milestone for sustainable construction. Code Assessment service launched to help customers navigate the government’s Code for Sustainable Homes.
Potton Bespoke launched, offering a specialist service for those who require a completely one-off design.
Beautifully Self Built
Potton support self builders along the self build journey, with an infrastructure designed around helping you achieve your dream home.
Self Build Academy
Our Self Build Academy delivers learning, covering a range of topics from financing a self build, finding a plot, to successfully managing your build.
Self Build Professionals
We have an extensive team of self build professionals, from house designers, planners, self build consultants and contract managers, all with many years’ experience.
Meet the team
Meet the Potton team, including the friendly faces you'll meet at the Self Build Academy, and the people who will be making your dream home a reality.
Mark leads the Potton team with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry.
Self Build Director
Paul joined the Kingspan group in 2007 working on some of the most exciting low-energy projects in the UK.
Explore potton self build homes
Discover more about Potton self build homes here.