Allan Corfield joins Custom Build Homes Management Team as Head of Architecture and Placemaking.

Custom Build Homes, the UK’s preeminent Enabler of custom and self-build housing, is pleased to announce that Allan Corfield has joined the company in the role of Head of Architecture and Placemaking on a part-time basis. Allan will perform his role in parallel with running his award-winning practice, ACA.

Having supported Founder, Tom Connor to develop Custom Build Homes since its inception, Allan brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of custom and self-build design, construction, and project management.

As Head of Architecture and Placemaking, Allan will be responsible for developing and overseeing the Architecture and Urban Design requirements, including the recruitment of staff to build capacity in the fast-growing company. His keen passion for self-build, technical knowledge, and keenness to implement design led, sustainable solutions enable him to play a pivotal role in the scaling of self-commissioned housing at Custom Build Homes.


“We are thrilled to welcome Allan to our Team. We have worked together across several custom and self-build development projects to date, and it just made sense to formalise our existing relationship which I am sure will accelerate Custom Build Homes’ growth and consolidate its position in the market. The appointment echoes when Mario Wolf joined the company to lead our planning function in 2020. Both are industry recognised experts for custom and self-build housing, and we’re excited to see how our design team will benefit from Allan’s involvement, as we all have from Mario’s”

Tom Connor, CEO

Custom Build Homes and Landström launch plot sales at self and custom-build development The Paddock, Hailsham.

Custom Build Homes (CBH), in partnership with development partner Landstrom, today (Monday 27th March) announced the launch of The Paddock, Hailsham’s first self-build community in the much sought-after postcode BN27. The Paddock will be a collection of five 3 to 5-bedroom bespoke homes, offering new homeowners the opportunity to design and create a house they will love and want to live in every day.


Planning permission has been granted for five substantial properties of up to 252 – 396m2 (2712 -4262ft2) on plots up to 1/3 acre. Homebuyers will have the opportunity to design their home with award-winning Chartered Architect and Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Expert, CBH Head of Architecture, Allan Corfield.


We’re excited to launch the development to market. The Paddock offers people in East Sussex the unique opportunity of creating a new home exactly as they wish it to be, while being supported by the experts at Custom Build Homes”, says Tom Connor, CEO & Founder of Custom Build Homes.

I look forward to seeing the unique designs homebuyers create and the development becoming an exemplar for future sites” he added.


Features and benefits of The Paddock include:

• Private entrance courtyard giving homebuyers privacy and space.

• Spacious detached homes with room for garages.

• Interested parties will be taken on a complimentary design discovery to create a home that works, by understanding how they want to live.

• Homeowners will create their homes digitally for a fixed cost (includes design, planning and technical design).

• Purchasers will have more choice when creating living spaces that enable them to live in an amazing home that suits their lifestyle.

• Homebuyers will have the opportunity to design their house with the award-winning Chartered Architect and Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine Expert, CBH Head of Architecture, Allan Corfield.


The Paddock is now available with plots starting from £230,000.

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