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Welcome to buildstore the home of self and custom build

BuildStore is the place for self build, custom build, renovation and conversion products and services in the UK. From researching a project, through to finding land, bespoke self build finance, project insurance, guidance and inspiration, we have it all.

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Find land or project

Find your perfect plot, project or customisable home with BuildStore. View thousands of individual plots and projects, as well as serviced plots and customisable homes in the UK. We also list development opportunities.

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Mortgages & Finance

Exclusive mortgages and funding solutions for self and custom build, renovations, conversions or major home improvements. We've got the solution for you, whether the property is to live in, sell or let.

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Support & Inspiration

Practical advice, guidance and inspiration for your homebuilding project. Browse picture and video galleries, customer case studies and a range of how to guides. Access free tickets to the UK's biggest and best homebuilding events.

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Buildcare Insurances

As a self builder or renovator, you'll be investing significant time and money into building your dream home - doesn't it make good sense to ensure you've got adequate protection in place both during and after the build? For comprehensive cover and competitive rates on site insurance and structural warranty, choose BuildCare.

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The Right to Build register

The Right to Build Register is a new digital platform connecting every local planning authority in England with individuals and community groups that are interested in building or commissioning their own homes.

Right to Build legislation grants a right to all qualifying citizens to register with any local authority, their desire to buy a serviced plot with a view to building or commissioning their own home.

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Your guide to the UK's biggest and best homebuilding exhibitions, workshops and seminars in 2023. Free and discounted entry.

Get inspired, meet the experts, chat to thousands of suppliers, and save yourself valuable time and money with the Ticket Hub from BuildStore.

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How do self build mortgages work?

The first and most important thing to be aware of is that you won't be able to borrow funds using a traditional mortgage from a high street lender, as there's not a habitable property to lend against, so you'll need a more specialist approach.

BuildStore has designed a range of exclusive mortgages, specifically for homebuilders, delivered by a panel of 14 leading lenders. With over 60 specialist mortgage products as well as access to 12,000 mortgages from over 90 lenders, you can be sure our expert mortgage advisers will find the right product for you.

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How to calculate your build costs

There are numerous magazines and on-line guides available to help you calculate build costs, but it's important to understand the complexity of the design, method of construction, level of energy efficiency, specification, the way you intend to contract the work out, location, and the input from you, your family and/or friends on site, will all have a significant impact on the construction costs. Generally guides, by their very nature will refer to averages, however, in our experience most self builds are anything but average!

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Our Lenders

Finding lenders that have an appetite or any understanding of homebuilding projects can be tricky. But, that's definitely not a problem you'll experience with BuildStore. Our exclusive panel of lenders consists largely of building societies and all of them, true to their roots, are keen to help you build a home.

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Get inspiration for your project with our new gallery. It's packed full of amazing builds. Just click on the images to enlarge and see the details of the architect, designer, or offsite manufacturer and visit their website.

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