What is self build and custom build?
Self build projects are defined as those where someone directly organises the design and construction of their own home. This covers a wide range of projects including a traditional DIY self build home to projects where the self builder employs someone to build their home for them. Community-led projects can also be defined as self build.
Custom build homes are where you work with a developer as an individual or a group to help deliver your own home. The developer may help to find a plot, manage the construction and arrange the finance for your new home. This is more of a hands-off approach but your home will be tailored to match your individual requirements.
What is the purpose of the register?
The Government want to enable more people to build or commission their own home. The register will provide an indication of demand for self/custom build in the Borough and allow the Council to develop its housing and planning policies to support the kinds of projects that would be most appropriate.
Registering your interest in self and custom build
If you would like to register your interest, please complete the online form below:
How we will use information from the register
By signing up, you will help us find out more about the demand for custom build plots in Brentwood Borough. We shall use the information to explore ways in which it might be possible for people and plots to be brought together. Registration does not however guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available.
We will not pass identifiable information from the Register onto anyone outside the Council without the written consent of the person who registered their details.