Date added - 30 April 2012
A new interactive website called The Self Build Portal has just received its official launch at Downing Street following its conception as part of the Government / Industry Self Build Action Plan.
We have previously discussed the commitment by the coalition Government to boost self build and custom build as mainstream housing options and to make them a realistic and accessible choice for as many people as possible.
One of the recommendations to come out of the Government / Industry Self Build Action Plan was the development of a central online information point representing the industry yet providing impartial advice to potential self builders.
The Self Build Guide was cited as a good example of an independent resource and we assisted with the portal's early development which now has the benefit of support from the likes of Kevin McCloud and George Clarke. There is an interactive guide to help assess your self build options, forums, lots of information and links to other good sources of information. Theres even a useful jotpad feature for making notes!
The self build portal is another great resource for self builders with some nifty new features. As we said before, the more information you can get your hands on the better, so go and have a look and add it your Self Build bookmarks.