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Self Build

The Council is committed to supporting access to both affordable and market housing for local people. This includes supporting people wishing to build their own homes.

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Self build housing, also known as Custom Build, typically involves individuals commissioning the construction of a new house from a builder, contractor, package company or physically building a house for themselves.

It also includes community-led housing projects who build mostly affordable homes for the benefit of the community, either individually or in cooperation with a builder or housing provider.  Residential refurbishment projects involving the conversion or regeneration of disused buildings may also be considered part of Custom Build housing.

Latest News:

Teignbridge District Council held a showcase Self Build Call to Action Day on 13 June 2014, for would-be self builders to meet industry experts and learn more about building your own unique home.  pdf icon Self Build Call to Action Day June 2013 [278kb] has details of the presenters, exhibitors and useful contacts from the event.

If you are interested in building your own home fill in the Teignbridge Self Build expression of interest form to register your interest and allow the Council to pass on your details to plot providers.

The Council is taking action to support self build by;

Hints and tips;

Contact the Spatial Planning and Delivery Team