Get Inspired By These Incredible Self-Build Homes

As we spoke about in an earlier blog post, self-build is an umbrella term for thinking up, designing and building a home entirely from scratch. In the literal sense, it refers to an individual building their home without the use of a company or external resources. However, in this day and age, self-build often refers to an individual using a dedicated ‘self-build’ company to help them in making their creative ideas a reality. Property developers tend to build houses in similar styles and layouts across estates. But if you’re looking for something a little more unique and tailored to you, a self-build company may be able to help.

So, now you know what self-build is and think you might like to consider it, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite projects to date. At CB Homes, we specialise in developing self-build properties using our ultimate ‘turn-key’ service – this means our customers don’t have to lift a finger. Here are just a few examples of what we can do:

Get inspired by these self-build homes

Fourways Stud

This beautiful agricultural home is located in the heart of open Cheshire countryside. Sympathetically designed to fit into surrounding buildings and geography, this wonderful project was built to strict planning and building regulations. Both CB Homes and the customer were incredibly pleased with the results of this property – it perfectly fits into its rural surroundings with a solid wood door and window frames.

Hill Top Farm

Our clients knew exactly what they wanted from their self-build. We had a few issues to contend with. These being that the plot was close to ancient woodland and access was difficult for delivery vehicles. However, we were all incredibly pleased with the finished result. Some of the incredible features include the traditionally jointed oak frame, solid oak staircase and large glazed areas. These optimise the natural light throughout the house.


The Woodlands was always going to be an energy-efficient, contemporary home. Our clients were set on their ideas from the start. We built in an air source heat pump for underfloor heating to both floors, used a through-colour render for the exterior walls and installed triple glazed windows. If eco-friendliness and mod-cons are your cup of tea, you’ll love this beautiful home. So do our clients!


Our clients could see great potential when they first laid eyes on this unique hill plot. Working tightly alongside them, our team came up with a few solutions to work around the landscape. They also had to utilise the incredible views across the Cheshire Greenbelt, of course! There are some really lovely features to this self-build. The luxurious balcony, the bridge to the rear garden and underfloor heating throughout are just a few.


Interestingly, this self-build was a downsizing project for our clients. Their existing home was a beautiful Edwardian property built on a one-acre plot within a conservation area, with connecting double garage outbuildings. We replaced said outbuildings with a sympathetically designed coach house-style property consisting of four bedrooms and a private outlook.

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Is this something you’d be interested in? Don’t hesitate. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help fulfil your self-build dreams. In the meantime, why not follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for even more inspiration and sneak peeks!