Self Build Wales: How Does the Groundbreaking Scheme Work?

What is Self Build Wales?
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Self Build Wales is an initiative to help break down barriers for custom and self builders, and to encourage more people to build their own home in the country.

Established by the Welsh government, Self Build Wales launched in March 2020 and was heralded both as a world first and the most comprehensive support scheme for self build in the UK.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.