Self building could open the door to your bespoke home. We reveal the key steps to a custom build. Follow our guide to the basics of tracking down the right plot for your self build project. Around 13,000 people successfully self build every year, so clearly the plots are out there. However, unlike the normal housing market, individual building plots are not so obvious to find - you have to work that much harder to secure a good one. Want to create a light-filled modern house and looking for inspiration in your price range? Check out these diverse bespoke projects. The reason building your own house initially seem so complicated is because there are so many details that you have to put together. Here are the things you will need to know before you build your own house. Building your new home is exciting, especially when you understand how the process works.