Self Builder Resources

We've compiled a list of helpful self build websites

Resources for your self build home

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buildbeautiful magazine!

Download your complimentary copy of buildbeautiful magazine, it's full of expert advice and inspirational customer case studies to help you in your self build journey.

Click here to request your FREE copy!

Housebuilder's Bible Eleventh Edition


Whether you’re a first-time selfbuilder or seasoned professional, this book tells you how to succeed at housebuilding. It explains everything you need to know about managing a build, buying and using materials, finding and employing the right people – and doing it all without the pitfalls. Buy it via Amazon here


Potton Supplier Directory

Browse the Potton Directory - Bricks to Roof Tiles, Shower enclosures to Windows.

Potton have bought together some of our key suppliers in one place. Browse through companies recommended by other Potton customers and find the elements you need to complete your new Potton home. Click here to visit the directory

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Self Build Academy

No matter what your current self build status our Self Build Academy has a course for you.

Whether you're right at the initial stages searching for land, or ready to build we can guide you through the process. Visit the Self Build Academy website to browse our courses and to book.

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The BuildHUB

"The place for the self-build community to share and compare projects and experiences."

Browse through a range of projects, join in discussions, read self-build blogs and hear from the professionals. Visit The BuildHUB website here.


National Self Build & Renovation Centre

The heart of the self build, renovation and retrofit sectors

The UK's only permanent venue for independent building advice and support; the NSBRC is establising itself as the heart of the self build, renovation, home improvement and retrofit sectors. A unique resource for self builders and renovators: the NSBRC is the go-to place for anyone interested in advice, support, education and training related to self building. Visit NSBRC

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Offering land search facilities and financial services for self builders

BuildStore is the place for Self Build, Renovation and Conversion products and services in the UK. From researching a project, through to finding land for sale, bespoke self build finance & insurance, buying building materials and seeing how others build their own home - we have it all. Visit BuildStore


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Self Build Portal

This Government-endorsed website - set up by NaSBA - provides completely impartial advice and masses of useful information to help you build your own home. Visit the Self Build Portal

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Structural Timber Association

The STA is currently the country's leading timber organisation, which represents a wide membership of businesses and people involved in construction using engineered timber, from across the UK.

The STA leads the industry on quality, health & safety, education, technical knowledge and customer service. The STA's activities include seminars, factory tours, research, provision of information, networking, advocacy and discussion.

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Stamp Duty Land Tax calculator

Work out what Stamp Duty Land Tax you will have to consider when budgeting

Don't forget to budget for stamp duty when searching for your plot. Try this HMRC Stamp Duty Land Tax Calculator.