Popular Scotland Self Build Loan Fund reopens to help make self build finance more accessible

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The Scotland Self Build Loan Scheme has reopened to help those aspiring to build their own home in the country. Applicants who been refused finance elsewhere can apply for a loan of up to £175,000 to help them build their dream home.

The Self Build Loan Fund was first set up in 2018, and 41 loans have since been issued to families under the scheme, worth a total of £6.2m.

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.