Building your own home in Wales just became easier.
The Self Build Wales scheme has been established by the Welsh Government to help remove the barriers and uncertainty that prevent people in Wales from building their own homes.
In doing so, underdeveloped or underused land will be transformed into suitable plots for new self-build and custom-build homes.
Plots are available with pre-approved designs to choose and planning permission in place.
The scheme is delivered on behalf of the Welsh Government by the Development Bank of Wales (including the Self Build Wales team).
Finance through the Development Bank of Wales
Removing the constraint often associated with self-build developments, the Development Bank of Wales manages a £40 million fund which provides self-build development loans to cover 75% of the cost of the plot, and full building costs.
For more information on finance visit the For applicants page.
Plots will have priorities which can be viewed on the individual plot passport pages, but the scheme is designed to suit as many needs as possible and is open to eveyone in Wales. including but not limited to:
- First-time buyers
- Existing homeowners looking to upsize or downsize
- Older or disabled individuals looking to build custom adaptive housing
- Homeowners who want to stay in their local areas but couldn't afford it previously.
Some plots may have specific priority criteria set by the plot provider which can be viewed on the individual plot passport.
For information on applicant criteria, visit the For applicants page.
Pre-agreed designs are available to choose from on the plot passport page.
Designs range in size and cost from 2 bedrooms up to 5 bedrooms.
Energy efficiency will be a key priority for every plot.
Please note such designs are only starting points and designs can be adapted to suit specific occupants and sites. However, doing so may affect the overall building costs.
In order to participate in the scheme, all builders must be Trustmark registered unless otherwise stated in the plot passport, or agreed by the Self Build Wales Team.
You can search on the Trustmark website for a local registered builder or you can invite a known builder to join Trustmark online.
If you're looking to apply please make sure you have read the information on the following pages first:
Once you have done this you can begin to Find a plot and apply online.
If you are a builder looking to register for the scheme please visit the For builders page for details.