Our 10 year Build-Zone Structural Warranty product will protect your completed home against a defect in the design, workmanship or materials.


Self-build Site Insurance is essential for anyone planning an Extension, Renovation, Conversion or New Build.


A contract is the glue that seals the relationship between a client and their contractor, consultant or supplier and is crucial for your project.

300 self-build homes earmarked for South London regeneration initiative

The regeneration of part of South London could feature hundreds of new self-build homes.


A site owned by Lambeth Council is set to become a community-led development that could include 300 self-build homes. Between 40-50% of these will be for social rent housing and a proportion for co-op housing.

A group of people namely, Brixton Green, formed by people who live and work within the area hopes to acquire the site and deliver the project.

Instead of handing over the site to a developer, Somerleyton Road will be developed in a new way. The Council will appoint a design team and a development manager to work with the council and the community group to develop the site.

Brixton Green has engaged with more than 40 local organisations and over 1,000 local citizens have become shareholders. It aims to maximise the number of new genuinely affordable homes and believes that self-build is a realistic option to bring down costs.

The community group aims to secure planning permission by the Autumn. If the Council is confident the plans are viable and they meet the Council’s and the community’s ambitions, construction could start as early as June 2015, with the handover to Lambeth or a community trust/co-operative by 2017.


The Self Build Portal

Posted in Self Build Zone News Tagged with: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


4 × 4 =

Sign up to receive Self-Build Zone news by email!

* indicates required

Call the Self-Build Zone Team on

0345 230 9874

Building in Ireland?