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House build in progress

Self-build is a term used in the UK, when someone acquires a piece of land and then builds their own house on it, or modernises an old building themselves.

The designing and much of the more highly skilled work may be contracted out. Self-builders have pioneered many environmentally conscious building techniques and self-build remains highly attractive to those with strong environmental concerns.

A range of potential self-build techniques are described in the Green Building methods subject area.