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Support & Inspiration

Project Advice

Read our practical guides, top tips and advice to help you make build and material purchase decisions, and help you keep your project on track and on budget.

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Project Support

Have our team of qualified project managers prepare your costings in sufficient detail for a lender. Check out our BuildPartner Directory or get help finding a builder or architect.

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Project Inspiration

Browse picture and video galleries, customer case studies and a range of how to guides. Get information and access free tickets to the UK's biggest and best homebuilding events.

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Your guide to the UK's biggest and best homebuilding exhibitions, workshops and seminars in 2019. 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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Project inspiration

#BuildStoreInspired: Gallery

Be inspired by some of the self and custom build projects we love and view more in the BuildStore Gallery

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PlotSearch: The Land Finding Portal

See how PlotSearch, the free land finding portal from BuildStore can start you on the journey to your ideal home

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#BuildStoreInspired: Case Study

See how BuildStore customers Richard & Zoe Berry were helped to achieve the dream home they always wanted through a stunning church conversion

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#BuildStoreInspired: Case Study

See how Bobby & Laura MacDonald renovated an amazing barn in a highly after sought area

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#BuildStoreInspired: Case Study

No experience? No problem for Simon & Natalie as they embarked on a self build journey to their dream home.

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#BuildStoreInspired: Case Study

Chris and Kirstie took up the contemporary homebuilding challenge and created this award winning home.

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#BuildStoreInspired: Case Study

Michael & Tracy wanted to stay close to their horses and so chose a Dutch Barn Renovation for their dream home

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The Right to Build Register

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

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Welcome to BuildStore

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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Over the years, BuildStore has helped more than 25,000 people successfully build their own homes. Read about some of our customers' personal journeys to achieving their dream homes and benefit from their personal insights along with hints and tips to a successful project.

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BuildPartner Directory

Our BuildPartner Directory lists all of the best timber frame and traditional build companies together with innovative new build systems. You'll find plenty of contacts in our BuildPartner directory, whether you're interested in a timber frame structure, SIPs or even a steel frame. Many of the companies operate in smaller regional areas while market leaders such as Potton will cover most of the UK. The directory also lists some of our favourite architects throughout the UK - many of whom have supplied images on this website.

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Once you've decided on a budget, stick to it. If you have a bit of wriggle room on expenditure, up the specification on the things that will be there permanently, and will benefit you long term

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Costings Service

BuildStore can prepare costings for your project with sufficient detail for your lender.

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Find a builder

Find the right trade or service for your project here and browse customer reviews

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Find an Architect

Search for an architect from more than 3,700 accredited chartered practices.

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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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