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

For applicants

Find out all applicant information on the Self Build Wales scheme.

Building your own home in Wales just became easier.

Key
£210m

targeted investment from the scheme

  • Welsh Government scheme to support self/custom builds
  • Build on your own land or available land you have identified
  • Find plots with planning permission in place
  • Self build loans provided only repayable upon completion
  • Avoid paying third party developer profits on a new build
  • Approved property design book to choose from

What is the Self Build Wales scheme?

Established by the Welsh Government and delivered by the Self Build Wales team, the scheme aims to 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.

If you have your own land, or have found land you'd like to build on, Self Build Wales can fund 100% of the build costs, as well as providing funding towards purchasing land, or readying land for development.

For more information on how each of the routes into the scheme work, please click on the relevant sections below.

How does the scheme work?

If you already own land, you may be able to borrow up to 100% of build costs, plus up to 50% of the value of the land to help with making the plot ready for development (subject to land feasibility and financial viability assessments).

Under the scheme, there is no repayment required until completion of the build (up to a maximum of two years).

For further information about the scheme and how the application process works, please click here.

If you're interested in applying for the scheme, you can contact us today.

If you wish to find and use land outside of the current Self Build Wales map, you can access the scheme to fund both the land purchase (75%) and build costs (100%), providing the land already has suitable planning permission for development.

Under the scheme, there is no repayment required until completion of the build (up to a maximum of two years).

For further information about the scheme and how the application process works, please click here.

If you're interested in applying for the scheme, you can contact us today.

If you wish to build a home on one of the scheme's available plots of land, you can access a development loan for up to 75% of the plot purchase price and 100% of the build costs.

Under the scheme, there is no repayment required until completion of the build (up to a maximum of two years).

For further information about the scheme and how the application process works, please click here.

If you're interested in applying for the scheme, you can contact us today.

Ready to start?

You can search for an available plot in the scheme, or alternatively, contact us today.

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Process breakdown – applying for a Self Build Wales plot

Step 1

Step 1

Use our website to search for sites, find your plots, choose up to 5 and apply online.

Step 2

Step 2

Your application is reviewed and if successful a plot is awarded.

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Step 3

We work with you to find a builder, confirm your designs and costs, and agree finance.

Step 4

Step 4

Funding is awarded, building is completed, self-build loan is repaid and you move in!