Products and services that are useful for the self builder.

GEOCELL Foam Glass Aggregate is an insulation material for underground use. Recycled foam glass aggregate saves energy and also contributes to a comfortable indoor environment.

Self-levelling and Compacting Concrete from Cemex

Carbon Neutral Concrete (Vertua) from Cemex

Velox – ICF Building System

SunAmp – Heat Battery. Charge with cheap electricity and then have hot water at anytime. Buy them here

Cenin – Cenin manufactures a sustainable range of low carbon cement products

GOV.UK – Self-build and custom housebuilding

Ministry of Housing  National Design Guide – Planning practice guidance for beautiful, enduring and successful places (pdf document)

Norrsken – The home of high performance windows (Poole – Dorset)

A Good Practical Guide MVHR for single dwelling – Passivehaus Trust – (pdf document)

VAT Reclaim on self-build 

A short guide for Clients on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

JCT construction contracts – Minor Works Building Contract

The Local Self-Build Register – Local authorities in England are required to research demand for self build plots in their area and from 1st April 2016 the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 obliges them to maintain a list of people and groups interested in building their own homes.

National Self-Build and Renovation Centre – Swindon

Power Tools from FFX

AECB-Standard-Further-Information – The AECB Building Standard is aimed at those wishing to

create high-performance buildings using widely available technology at little or no extra cost.

Self Build Mortgages from – The Self Build Mortgage Shop

Temporary Fencing Panels, etc from Phil Space

Help with claiming your VAT back –  VAT 431

Building your own home can be a cost effective option – GOV.UK

Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS)

Community Energy England

Energy Local

Passipedia The Passive House Resource

How to Build a Passivhaus – Rules of Thumb  – pdf

Power Cuts


We are completely dedicated to making ethically sourced, sustainable building materials accessible to all at affordable prices. We also consider the environmental merits of every product before including them in our ranges, opting not to sell products that cause excessive environmental impact.


(lasted updated December 2021)