Skip to main content
Postcode Search
Alert Sign Icon
Reception is closed, but we are open for business.

In line with government advice our reception at Bridgwater House remains closed. You can contact us by calling 0300 303 7800 or by emailing

Self-Build and Custom Build

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home and make this a more mainstream housing option. Sedgemoor District Council therefore wants to find out how much interest there is in this approach to housing development across the area.

To do this, we are setting up a register of people or groups who want to build or have their own home built. This will provide valuable information on the level of demand for this type of housing across Sedgemoor and will help the Council find ways to support self build and custom build projects through planning policy.

What is Self-Build and Custom build?

Private Homebuilding can be divided into 2 main groups:

Self-Build: This is when someone gets directly involved in, or manages, the construction of their new home (with or without the help of sub-contractors).

Custom Build: This is when people commission the construction of their home from a developer, builder or package company. With 'custom build', the occupants usually don't do any of the major physical construction work, but still make the key decisions on design and specifications. In some cases, it may be possible to arrange with the developer for you to finish the work off, so the developer constructs a watertight shell and you then tackle the rest.

The Self Build and Custom Build Register

If you are interested in undertaking a self-build or custom build home in the area we would encourage you to sign up to the Sedgemoor Self Build Register

Additional Information

Further information about self-build and custom build is available on the following websites:

The Self Build Portal

National Custom and Self Build Association

Custom & Self Build Toolkit