- Developer-built one-off home – A developer with a site and a design you like takes care of everything. To save costs, you could finish it yourself.
- Developer-led group project – A developer organises a group and builds the homes. To save costs, the self builders finish them off.
- Self build one-off home – You manage the design and construction process and undertake a fair proportion of the actual building work too.
- Contractor built one-off home – You manage the design process, select a contractor and then they take care of the construction work.
- Kit home – You select your preferred kit home. You may have to organise the foundations; the kit home company then erects the house.
- Independent community collaboration – You work with others to acquire a site to split up into plots, then organise the design and construction of your own home.
- Supported community self build group – A social landlord or the Community Self Build Agency helps you build a group of homes together.
YOUR RIGHT TO BUILD
From April 2016, you have a Right to Build. This Government-backed initiative offers you the chance to register your interest in custom or self build with a local authority, who will then need to consider how they make shovel-ready sites available for those on its register.
If you add your details to a register, you may be contacted with details of available land.
The list of local authorities with a Right to Build register is increasing every day.