What Is Custom Build?

For many years now in the UK, new housing has been delivered almost exclusively by the larger, national and local housebuilders.  However, this has one major drawback – a very limited choice of design and plot size and virtually no input from you, the house buyer, into your finished home.

drawing a house onto a plot of land

Now, there’s a new form of housing emerging called custom build which gives you the opportunity to have a real say in the creation of your new home. It’s the norm abroad – we’re just catching up here in the UK!

Key features of custom build include purchasing a fully serviced plot from a custom build developer and working with either the site architect, or your own, to design a home that’s truly yours. It’s all about choice, flexibility and putting you in control.

There are several routes to a custom build home. Every custom build site will have different variables and the custom build developer will provide you with a menu of options to choose from. Even if you’re hopeless at DIY you can custom build.  Choose to do as much or as little of the work yourself with professional assistance and support available from beginning to end.

You may feel brave enough to build your dream home by yourself and employ your own architect or builder.  Or you might choose to work with the site architect and developer to design your home and build right up to the wind and watertight stage – then step in yourself to finish it off, just the way you want it. Alternatively, you might simply be happy to be involved at the design of your home and leave the developer to build it for you, to a fixed budget or timescale. The choice is yours.

Custom build enables families to choose a particular plot and the design of the home they want to build on it.  At present, custom build sites can come with anything from 4 – 1000 serviced plots ready for building on and each custom build site has its own menu of options to choose from.

You can find information on current sites for sale and sites coming soon as well as the custom build developers behind these sites here at custombuildhomes.co.uk.

If you want quality, choice and greater flexibility when it comes to buying your next home, you need to register to make local councils and private landowners aware of the demand for this type of housing in their local area, so that they can plan accordingly and create more opportunities.  The Government is backing custom build by insisting that local authorities take into account demand for custom build when creating planning policies and housing plans.

Custombuildhomes.co.uk brings together all of the services you’ll need to create your custom build home – from identifying suitable custom build locations, choosing your plot and all the professional support you will need.

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