Getting planning is usually the biggest hurdle for any project. Using self-build in the planning argument can often tip a decision, or overturn a previous refusal, and we are experts in this process.
By promoting your land for self-build, you'll benefit from higher land value when compared with selling to a developer. Self-build projects are highly sought-after, attracting premium buyers. The Livedin model cuts out developers allowing you to sell your land to end users and get your full fair share of the value.
Self builders tend to be more engaged with their surroundings, more committed to sustainability, and more invested in creating homes that reflect their values. By promoting self build, we are also promoting a better way of living.
"How to build your own home, the easy way"
"How an architect is rethinking custom-build"
"This place is flippin' brilliant" - Kevin Mcloud, Dursely Treehouse
"This model has got to be the way forward for our housing market" - Richard Bacon MP
"This route to home ownership offers choice and flexibility."
How it works
Why Develop as Self Build?
When considering the advantages of self-build developments, both "hard" and "soft" benefits come into play, offering a range of financial, practical, and community-focused incentives that make this approach an attractive option for landowners, communities, and homeowners alike
All our projects are designed by RIBA award winning architects.
Why choose us for your project?
Our founders all come from a background in architecture. LIVEDIN was born from a deep frustration in the current way the UK does housing and a belief that it can be done better.
Tomas has spent 20 years in the self build industry helping landowners get planning on difficult sites and self builders to build their dream home. He is also a technology and data geek - building tools and software to give greater transpaency and inights into the industry.
Tom loves designing and making. He has been an architect for nearly two decades, has worked and studied around the world, has completed an ambitious self-build for his own family, and is passionate about making it possible for others to do the same. He has also been a regular contributor to the Right to Build Task Force Masterclasses.
Milo qualified as a photographer before going on to work in architecture as a designer and project manager. He is a passionate self-builder / maker, recently completing his own self-build for his family.
Charlie is an architect, convinced of the benefits of great design. He has been a scholar with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, caring deeply for our historic building and landscape. He is also an active participant of our trade body NACSBA, helping with innovative policy.
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Come say hello at our office HQ (by appointment only)
St Marys Mill, Chalford, Stroud, Glos
Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm.
01453 733 913