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Custom Build Homes welcomes launch of Help to Build

Custom Build Homes welcomes launch of Help to Build

Custom Build Homes (CBH) welcomes the new “Help to Build” Equity Loan Scheme (‘Help to Build’) announced by the Government today (26 November 2021) to support the diversification of the new homes sector and create additional housebuilding through the commissioning of custom and self-build homes. The scheme, which will be made be available across England, will enable more people to access mortgage finance to build or customise their own homes.

Tom Connor

27.11.2021

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Custom Build Homes welcomes launch of Help to Build

Custom Build Homes (CBH) welcomes the new “Help to Build” Equity Loan Scheme (‘Help to Build’) announced by the...

Tom Connor

27.11.2021

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Chris Phillips joins Custom Build Homes as Chairman

Custom Build Homes (CBH) is delighted to announce that Chris Phillips has accepted the role as its Non-Executive...

Hester McQueen ACIM

19.11.2021

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Custom Build Homes shortlisted for two Build It Awards

Custom Build Homes (CBH) has been shortlisted twice for the upcoming Build It Awards 2021, in the category of Best...

Hester McQueen ACIM

15.10.2021

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CBH instructed to deliver custom housing in York

Custom Build Homes (CBH) has been appointed as Enablers to deliver an allocation of custom build homes as part of a new...

Hester McQueen ACIM

13.10.2021

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The beginnings of scale for custom build housing

The Government have today (Saturday, 21 August) published the results of the Bacon Review following a commission by the...

Hester McQueen ACIM

21.08.2021

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Buy your dream new home in Durham

Trinity Mews now on sale.

Hester McQueen ACIM

02.08.2021

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Viewing Days at Trinity Mews, Durham

Discover our latest custom build homes, in partnership with Durham County Council, at our development in Durham,...

Hester McQueen ACIM

28.07.2021

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National Model Design Code recognises importance of custom build housing in creating beautiful communities

Custom Build Homes (CBH) welcomes the government’s announcement (Tuesday, 20 July).

Hester McQueen ACIM

22.07.2021

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Custom Build Homes strengthens through Urban Design

Custom Build Homes (CBH) is delighted to welcome its newest addition to the team, Ellie Burroughs, an experienced and...

Hester McQueen ACIM

24.06.2021

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Rising Star joins Custom Build Homes from Heriot-Watt

Custom Build Homes (CBH) has welcomed Caitlin Andrew as its new Enabling Coordinator.

Hester McQueen ACIM

21.06.2021

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CBH partners with land promoter Landström to deliver custom build housing

Custom Build Homes (CBH) has joined forces with specialist land promoter and development company Landström Group Ltd...

Hester McQueen ACIM

04.05.2021

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Government launches plan to boost custom building housing

Custom Build Homes (CBH) welcomes the Government’s announcement today (Saturday 24 April) of a major Action Plan,...

Hester McQueen ACIM

24.04.2021

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£25M Fund Opens: Bid to Unlock Self & Custom Housing Plots

One Public Estate is urgently calling eligible English local authorities to bid for a share of the £75M Brownfield...

Hester McQueen ACIM

22.04.2021

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Scotland’s first long-term housing strategy

Custom Build Homes welcomes the Scottish Government's vision for housing in Scotland to 2040.

Hester McQueen ACIM

22.03.2021

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Large scale custom build housing site to be determined by Essex planning authority

The emergence of custom build housing on smaller sites has been well documented following legislation passed in 2016...

Tom Connor

02.03.2021

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Custom build reflection & projection

Mario Wolf MRTPI, Custom Build Homes’ Director of Planning and Strategic Engagement highlights 2020 custom build...

Mario Wolf MRTPI

02.03.2021

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Government updates Planning Practice Guidance on Self-build and Custom housebuilding

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has today (Monday 8 February) published its long-awaited...

Hester McQueen ACIM

08.02.2021

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New Government policy on design includes custom build housing as part of housing mix

The Government has today (Saturday 30 January) announced new rules to improve the design quality of new development...

Hester McQueen ACIM

30.01.2021

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Message from our Founder

This year has been a hard year, probably the hardest many have experienced in their lives. But has it also been a good...

Tom Connor

22.12.2020

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Government announces new fund for custom build on brownfield sites

The Government has today (Wednesday 16 December) announced further measures to enable the delivery of more homes across...

Mario Wolf MRTPI

16.12.2020

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Government announces a Help to Build fund for custom and self-builders

The Spending Review 2020, revealed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak today (Wednesday 25 November), provides nearly £20...

Hester McQueen ACIM

25.11.2020

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Competition Time! Win A Hamper

We’re excited to tell you that we’ve put together an Instagram competition to celebrate Christmas.

Hester McQueen ACIM

25.11.2020

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Custom build housing gives back control to consumers

Could custom build housing be the answer to widespread consumer frustrations, as detailed by the Ipswich Building...

Hester McQueen ACIM

11.11.2020

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Custom Build Homes Welcomes Government’s Custom & Self-Build Review

Custom Build Homes has today (Friday 30 October) welcomed the commitment from the Government to review law on how to...

Hester McQueen ACIM

30.10.2020

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Custom Build Homes appoints new Enabling Coordinator as they focus on housing delivery

Assuming the role of Enabling Coordinator, John Baird will support the company’s mission which is to diversify the...

Hester McQueen ACIM

27.10.2020

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Bloc Group appoints Custom Build Homes at Village Farm

Specialist enabler Custom Build Homes has been appointed by its shareholders Bloc Group to support a ground-breaking...

Hester McQueen ACIM

29.09.2020

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Custom Build Homes partners up with Tetlow King Planning to unlock large scale housing projects

Custom Build Homes (CBH) is pleased to announce it will be working closely with Tetlow King Planning (TKP) to drive...

Hester McQueen ACIM

09.09.2020

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Create your home in County Durham

Custom Build Homes appointed by leading partnership development company to support custom build development in County...

Hester McQueen ACIM

11.08.2020

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Creating unique homes using digital designs

Custom Build Homes' CEO/CVO Tom Connor and CMO Hester McQueen are joined by Rhys Denbigh from Facit Homes to discuss...

Graham Taylor

28.07.2020

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Custom Building as the “New Normal”

A message from Tom Connor, Director at Custom Build Homes.

Tom Connor

04.06.2020

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Lauren's home renovation story

In this Custom Build Homes Podcast, Tom Connor is joined by Lauren Innes to share her experience of designing and...

Graham Taylor

28.04.2020

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Custom Build Homes launch new podcast

Tom Connor takes a look at how COVID-19 has affected the custom build housing sector and identifies the opportunities...

Hester McQueen ACIM

02.04.2020

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How to find land for custom build

Custom Build Homes Development Sales Director Ryan Blair reports on the UK’s first National Self Build and Renovation...

Ryan Blair

18.02.2020

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Right to Build Taskforce Director Joins Custom Build Homes

Mario Wolf; Founding Director of the Right to Build Task Force and influential expert in the UK custom and self-build...

Hester McQueen ACIM

13.02.2020

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York's Most Inspirational Housing Project

City of York Council approached Custom Build Homes, the UK’s leading custom build experts, to enable house buyers in...

Hester McQueen ACIM

06.01.2020

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Long Four Acres Celebrates Win

First-of-its-kind in the UK custom build enabler, Custom Build Homes and developers Long Four Acres Ltd are celebrating...

Hester McQueen ACIM

02.12.2019

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Bids open for custom build plots at Lowfield Green

The UK’s first-ever council-led development of custom build plots with some specifically designated for first time...

Hester McQueen ACIM

08.11.2019

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The Right to Build Register goes LIVE

The UK's Right to Build Register is a new digital platform connecting every local planning authority with individuals...

Graham Taylor

16.09.2019

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Don't miss out. Final Plots remaining at Long Four Acres

Have you been watching the latest series of Grand Designs: The Street this month and been inspired by those creating...

Ryan Blair

14.05.2019

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A custom build planning consent story from the perspective of Chartered Architect, Craig Alexander

The Webbs Meadow custom build development within the Herefordshire countryside provides serviced plots with full...

Tom Connor

09.05.2019

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Create your own Grand Design near Glasgow

Custom Build Solutions has been instructed to support the development of 11 serviced plots in Carluke, South...

Tom Connor

09.05.2019

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Affordable Serviced Plots Enabled by City of York Council

Living in an urban area can often alienate those who wish to create their own custom build home from actually being...

Tom Connor

01.05.2019

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Potential for over 30 serviced plots in North Yorkshire

Custom Build Solutions is delighted to be instructed to support the procurement of up to 31 serviced plots in...

Tom Connor

24.04.2019

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Serviced Plots Proposed in Sussex

Have you dreamt of living in a bespoke new home in Sussex, but can't find an opportunity to do so? Custom Build...

Tom Connor

17.04.2019

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Grand Designs begin at Graven Hill

The new series of 'Grand Designs: The Street' is underway on Channel 4 and Kevin McCloud will be following 10 builders...

Tom Connor

16.04.2019

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All plots now reserved at Home Farm, North Yorkshire

Creating your new home on a serviced plot doesn’t have to be complicated. Custom Build Homes is making the process of...

Eve Fordyce

05.04.2019

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Proposed new custom build development in Wales

Do you wish you could escape to the beautiful Welsh countryside and design your own home with the support of...

Tom Connor

05.04.2019

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Custom Build Solutions host event in the Cotswolds

A custom and self build housing expo was held to educate and inspire local communities to engage with better forms of...

Tom Connor

04.03.2019

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First custom builders start on site at Long Four Acres

Custom builders waste no time in creating their dream home at Long Four Acres

Ryan Blair

01.03.2019

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Get ready to start building at Long Four Acres

We are delighted to inform you that the infrastructure and site servicing works at Long Four Acres is now complete.

Ryan Blair

09.01.2019

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Custom Build Homes welcomes Ryan Blair as Head of Operations

Ryan joins from Savills where he previously held the position as Residential Development Sales Manager for the North of...

Tom Connor

04.01.2019

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The unlikely enablers: How one family went from self builders to custom build developers

Long Four Acres is a development of 15 serviced plots in Bracon Ash, Norfolk, which has been enabled by current...

Eve Fordyce

22.08.2018

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New 'PlotStore' Created In Suffolk, Opening Soon

As we head towards the launch of The Green, Custom Build Homes has created the development's very own 'PlotStore' where...

Eve Fordyce

14.08.2018

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The Right to Build Task Force Invites Working Party to the Netherlands

The government Task Force will be travelling across the North Sea in September, for a two day working trip with...

Eve Fordyce

30.07.2018

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Custom Build Development at Webbs Meadow Kicks Off With A Successful Open Day

Last week, Oakwrights Custom Build welcomed over 30 prospective buyers to the Development Open Day at Webbs Meadow in...

Eve Fordyce

16.07.2018

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Offers accepted at Long Four Acres after successful public viewing

This weekend Custom Build Homes opened up the development site at Long Four Acres for the first round of public...

Tom Connor

24.05.2018

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Long Four Acres launches in Norfolk

Norfolk couple opt for Custom Build Homes to launch new 15 plot custom build development in grounds of their estate.

Eve Fordyce

01.05.2018

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Third Consecutive Annual Rise in Custom and Self Build in the UK

Is the custom build marketplace going to play any genuine part in the Government’s effort to build 1.5 million new...

Tom Connor

10.07.2017

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What the British can Learn from the Americans about Custom Build

Over the past few years, I’ve spent my days working across the United States. During that time, I’ve visited and...

Tom Connor

17.01.2017

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What are custom houses?

Designing your dream house.

Hester McQueen ACIM

16.04.2021

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2021 Interior Trends

This year we will be seeing a lot more natural and raw materials as many of us move to a simpler lifestyle – it’s...

Hester McQueen ACIM

19.01.2021

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How to choose an interior design style for your home

There are many different interior design styles to choose from, which is why it might be difficult to identify the...

Eve Fordyce

26.10.2020

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5 Key themes from Maison et Objet S/S 2020

Victoria Hopkins, owner of Victoria Hopkins Interiors, shares 2020 trends to watch out for with Custom Build Homes as...

Hester McQueen ACIM

10.02.2020

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How to Make the Most of Your Space

So, you’re thinking about building your own home, but you don’t know where to start. You have a lot of decisions to...

Ryan Blair

04.07.2018

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What Research Should I do Before Starting my Self or Custom build?

To help you prepare for your self or custom build venture, I spoke with Brian Singleton, of ADM Systems, as well as...

Allan Corfield

01.06.2018

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5 Tips for Creating a Dog Friendly Home

Home is where the heart is, and if your a dog owner, a large part of that heart is your furry family members. Just like...

Eve Fordyce

18.05.2018

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Choosing a Self Build Architect for your Project

When you decide to build your own home, one of the first and most crucial decisions you will have to make is to choose...

Allan Corfield

16.05.2018

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Home Decor Trends for your Custom Build

Have a look at some of our favourite decoration ideas for 2018, to make your home more stylish, you could even hire a...

Eve Fordyce

24.04.2018

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Designing a Future-proof Custom Build Home

Embracing some of the many exciting new technologies that can make your home more energy efficient, comfortable and...

Emma Spence

15.04.2018

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Windows with the WOW Factor for your Custom Build

Plenty of daylight makes a property look lighter, airier, more spacious and welcoming. And, science says that plenty...

Emma Spence

13.04.2018

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Intelligent ways to design your open plan space

Positioning and moulding space for functional use is vital when proposing an open plan design. Find out how to make the...

Eve Fordyce

12.04.2018

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An Exciting use of Glass in a Modern Countryside Home in France

In Belle-Île, this contemporary longhouse entirely clothed in glass detonates in a place that is not used to so much...

Tom Connor

04.04.2018

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Features - Summer 2021

This quarter, Features looks at how local authorities can deliver more custom build homes.

Hester McQueen ACIM

23.09.2021

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Features - Autumn 2020

Hester McQueen ACIM

20.09.2021

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