The community of self-builders


We support self-builders with applicable trade knowledge,

real-life case studies, and a vibrant community



Building your own home is a hugely exciting prospect but it is no small task. 


There is so much information to absorb and so many choices to make that it can soon become overwhelming. And if you don’t know who to trust or where to go for the answers you need, then it can get lonely too. 


I have spent the last four years in the construction industry, built up a network, gained insights directly from experts and self-builders alike, while my company Regen Media has filmed projects for Green Building Store, NUDURA, Potton, and many more. Since I have encountered many questions in my own self build journey, and received a lot of feedback from my podcast listeners, my team and I decided to put our resources and connections to the greater good.


At last, there is a community for like-minded self-builders who know they can get through this, enjoy the journey and are willing to share their experiences to help others. 


As a self-builder, it’s likely you already have your heart set on an energy-efficient home, that’s going to be a comfortable and great place for your family to live. Perhaps you’ve even done some of the research already . . . but don't let anything hold you back.


  • Learn how to create a realistic budget and then stick to it, so that you work within your means and avoid a stressful situation
  • Improve your chances of finding a plot of land by getting proactive, which can save you time and/or money
  • Follow our step-by-step guide to getting planning permission to dramatically increase your chances of gaining consent
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the decisions others are making on their projects and why, so that you end up with the best home you can possibly make

AVAILABLE COURSES AND CASE STUDIES CURRENTLY


SECURING FINANCE

Avoid a crippling overspend by putting in the time to assess your financial position.

PLANNING PERMISSION

Planning permission is not the sexiest part of building a house, but it is a necessity! Here we cover the basics.

LONG BARROW - CASE STUDY

Go in-depth with our first case study - a Passivhaus, built with insulated concrete forms.

SELF BUILD SUCCESS STORIES

We visit a handful of exemplar homes and get a guided tour! Do you want to come?

FINDING LAND

An easy to follow sequence of lessons that’s designed to smooth your plot-finding journey and bring your self-build dream that little bit closer.

PASSIVHAUS STANDARD

The A-Z of Passivhaus basics that should leave you wondering why you haven't heard about this sooner!

AVAILABLE HELP GUIDES CURRENTLY


FINANCING A SELF BUILD

It has a reputation for being an impenetrable bureaucratic world, where planning officers make unfair demands or inexplicably refuse the best-laid plans. The good news is it’s really not as mysterious or complicated as it might seem.

Non member price: £19

Member price: Included in The Hub membership

GETTING STARTED WITH PLANNING PERMISSION

If you’re thinking about building your own home, you’ll also be thinking about the best way to finance it. At first glance, the world of self-build loans is like an uncharted wilderness compared to the simple, well-trodden road to more conventional mortgages. 

Non member price: £19

Member price: Included in The Hub membership


Only £199 a year when you join TODAY!

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What people are saying

“I've learned almost everything I know about self-build from Ben's podcast, and as we start to get more serious about our own project it was a no-brainer to join The Hub. I'm sure that one of the most important aspects of staying sane during a self-build project will be having a place to get help, support and to bounce ideas around - that's why the House Planning Help community is important and well worth taking the time to become a part of.” 


DEAN SCOTT

Self-builder

“After years of getting great information and tips from the House Planning Help podcast, I had no hesitation in signing up for The Hub. The structure of the modules is great for someone like me embarking on a self-build journey. I love the ability to dip in and out of each module at my own pace to get more informed about a particular area. The videos charting the progress of an actual build give a great insight to what it’s like on site for a self-build.”


DONAL O'LEARY

Self-builder


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MEMBER BENEFITS

DETAILED CASE STUDIES

Experience what a self-build is like by getting on site and watching our videos. We follow projects from start to finish, releasing 5-minute videos throughout the year, to give you insights into why certain decisions are made.

BUILD-PROCESS LEARNING MODULES

Learn what you want to learn and at your own pace in our step-by-step guides that focus on a specific aspect of building an energy-efficient home. And the modules are often triggered by a question from a Hub member. 

PRIVATE FORUM

Get access to our closed Facebook group to network with fellow self-builders. Use this informal environment to share your experience, get help on a roadblock you may be facing, or simply socialise. 

MONTHLY PROGRESS CALLS

Keep your project on track. Ben hosts a monthly conference call to help you resolve your current challenges, stay accountable and learn from others. Also, from time to time, Ben will be joined by industry experts.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How do I know this is right for me?

If you’re serious about building an energy-efficient home and want the support of like-minded individuals, then this will be a good fit. Hub members love to learn, act upon what they’ve learnt, and then share their experiences with others.


What's your refund policy?

Currently we cannot offer refunds. However, we only provide yearly membership so that we can prove ourselves to you over that time. We will do our utmost to help you overcome whatever obstacle you face on your project.


Do I get access to Ben Adam-Smith?

Although there is no one-to-one access, Ben answers all questions personally within our closed Facebook group each week.

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