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Owner-builder work is any which involves the construction of (or supervision of work on) a dwelling; or alterations, repairs or additions to it. This includes a house, garage, swimming pool and certain other structures and improvements.
Walter Segal was an architect who developed a simple system of self-build housing using a timber frame. Segal houses have minimal foundations and usually have flat roofs.
Self-build is a term used in the UK, when someone acquires a piece of land and then builds their own house on it, or modernises an old building themselves.