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Self Build and Custom Build Register

The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 places a duty on local authorities in England to keep and have regard to a register of people who are interested in acquiring serviced plots for self build or custom build projects in their area.

This register will help inform us about the level of demand for self-build and custom build plots in North Hertfordshire.

For further guidance on the Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Register please see the Council’s guidance note published on this page.

Self-build and Custom Build definitions

Self-build projects are defined as those where someone directly organises the design and construction of their own home. This could include 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.

Serviced plot definition

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016 define a serviced plot as one that has access to a public highway and connections for electricity, water and waste water.

Apply to join the register

To register your interest and add your details to the Council's register, please complete the online registration form below:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • you are over 18
  • the property will be your sole or main residence;
  • you are a British citizen or a national of an EEA State other than the UK or Switzerland

We will only accept direct applications from relevant individuals or groups. Entries provided or suggested by third-party data aggregators or commercial services will not be included on the Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Register.