Bespoke Self Build Architecture in the UK

Here at, we offer bespoke architectural services for self builders throughout the UK and have worked closely with clients on numerous self build projects. From large residential buildings through to modest bespoke first-time self builds, we have extensive experience within the self build industry and our unique service can be tailored to your specific needs.

Based in the south of the UK, we enjoy working closely with our clients and customers to bring amazing design and building ideas to life. Every self build project is different, and our focus is to ensure we carefully respond to your needs and site opportunities/constraints providing you with the best possible service for your self build.

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Sketch for self build architects Self Build Architecture are an architecture practice based in Hampshire, England. We have a genuine passion for architecture and design and have a particular interest in self building and provide a specialised set of services specific to this sector.


Our services are designed with the understanding that every project is different. We take time to ensure we are responding to what your desires and requirements are for your self build and this approach feeds into every element of our architectural services.


Take a look at some of our most recent self build projects to get a flavour for some of our work:

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Your Self Build Project: From Beginning to End

Self building is an ambitious undertaking and we understand that building your own home from scratch can be both a daunting and exciting process.


We have a range of expertise and experience in many areas of self building, from the initial site analysis, financing your project, and interior design. After working across a variety of different self build projects, we have developed a unique process designed to offer you the best level of support throughout each stage of your self build. We will always tailor this to your specific project requirements.

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Our expertise includes:

  • Sketch Design Ideas
  • 3D Modelling
  • Obtaining Planning Permission
  • Site Analysis & Surveying
  • Developing Briefs & Detailed Designs
  • Network of Accredited Contractors
  • Interior Design
  • Self Build Construction
  • Project Management & Construction Administration
  • Handover Procedures

Your Self Build Project: Our Process


Site Analysis and Brief

At the beginning of your self build project, we will sit down with you to discuss your vision and understand exactly what it is you're looking for from your project. From here, we can carry out site analysis, coordinate any necessary surveys, and then help you develop a brief that will carry forward your project and dream design.


Concept Design

Throughout the concept design phase, we will work with you to transform your self build ideas and designs into sketches and computer aided modelling. We believe that a 3D model is the best way to bring your vision to life so that you can truly visualise your self build home.


Developed Design

In the developed design phase, we work further on your self build designs and test your proposal ideas with you and solidify your ideas. This includes creating plans and material samples to give you a feel for how your home will look. At the end of this stage, we can then submit your planning application and liaise with our wide reaching network within the local council & planning authority.


Technical Design

On submission of planning, we will work through technical designs and can even assist with appointing a design team and recommend a contractor or liaise with your chosen contractor(s). We can be as involved, or as little as you would like for your self build project. Some of our clients are competent within the industry and prefer a more involved approach at construction, whereas others wish to be hands off with a more turnkey service.



Throughout the entire construction process and the build of your self-built home, we will closely collaborate with you and the entire team. We understand that construction can be disruptive and complicated, our aim is to reduce as much stress and worry as possible, holding your hand through the process, implementing and overseeing the works so that they are finalised as intended, on time, and on budget.


Handover and Use

Once the project is complete, all the hard work will pay off as you finally get to step into your completed, bespoke self build home. For anything you need once the build is complete, we are here to support you in any way we can.

"> Brilliant service and very helpful

Lawrence Hubbard

"> I have worked with Ed and Tim at for over two years on various residential conversion projects. I have found their understanding of the planning system to be excellent, and enjoyed their efficient method of interaction given the various planning and design considerations that have arisen.

N Forrest

"> Incollective are absolutely fantastic! Ed and Tim are not only brilliant when it comes to designs, but they are very clued up from a planning perspective, and have been absolutely invaluable with our commercial and personal plans.

Oliver Cotterell

"> Five stars

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Bringing Your Self Build to Life

If you are looking to get your project underway, we can help bring your vision to life. To book a free initial consultation call, give us a call on 023 8244 3801 or head over to our online contact form and we can start laying the groundwork for your self build project!


We do not share your details with any other parties, your details will purely be used to contact you if you wish to discuss a project.


Equally, if you have any questions or concerns about self building, or if there is anything else you would like to ask us about, please feel free to get in touch with us!

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