The Self Build Wales scheme has expanded to now cater for applicants who either own their own land, or who have found land available to build on. Find out more here

Stakeholders and partners


Welsh Government

The Self Build Wales scheme has been established by Welsh Government to help remove the barriers to the delivery of self-build and custom-build homes in Wales, while raising the bar in terms of design and build quality.

“We want to make self-build available to many more people in Wales, not just the most privileged households. Finding the land, navigating planning consents and being able to afford to self-build while covering the cost of living can be real barriers. We have launched this scheme in partnership with local authorities to overcome all of these barriers."

Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James


Development Bank of Wales

The Development Bank of Wales (including the Self Build Wales team) is in charge of implementing and managing the Self Build Wales scheme. The development bank manages a £40 million investment fund set up by Welsh Government to provide self-build development loans to support the scheme.

The Development Bank of Wales was set up by the Welsh Government to unlock the economic potential in Wales and enhance the local economy by providing sustainable finance. The development bank currently manages a range of public and private funds totaling over £1 billion.  For more information on the different schemes that the Development Bank of Wales currently manages please visit

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

The Self Build Wales scheme supports the Welsh Government's future generation plans. Further information on the act can be found



The Self Build Wales team work with a range of partners to help deliver the scheme:

  • Local authorities
  • Housing associations
  • TrustMark
  • National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA)
  • Federation of Master Builders Cymru