About Us

The National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA) was set up by network of companies and individuals with the common aim of promoting self build and custom build as a form of housing delivery that can make a significant contribution to home building in the UK.

NaCSBA brings together developers, architects, planners, financial and warranty providers, manufacturers, self builders, community groups and local authorities to develop, share and promote best practice in self and custom build.

The Association is run by its members and is independent, relevant and practical, and operated on a not for profit basis.

NaCSBA was formally launched as the National Self Build Association (NaSBA) in October 2008.

In January 2009 a detailed report was published that explained how an increase in self building could help to stimulate the housing and construction sectors, and the wider economy. Since then NaCSBA representatives have met with officials from a variety of important Government agencies and we have been in communication with many Ministers, MPs and MEPs lobbying for their support.

In July 2011, working closely with the Government, we published a detailed Action Plan to promote the growth of the UK self build industry. And alongside this we also posted a report looking at how self build works in a number of overseas countries. As a result, the Government's Housing Strategy, published in November 2011, has, for the first time, endorsed and promoted self building as a means of delivering volume housing.

The Association changed its name to the National Custom & Self Build Association in July 2014 - borne out of a desire to officially welcome the custom build world into our family. We also unveiled a new executive committee, together with a new Chair.