Custom Build Housing explained

How to create your own home.

Custom build is a great choice when searching for your next home. More familiar routes include your traditional second-hand home or a new build from the volume housebuilders such as Taylor Wimpey, Barratts, Persimmon or Bellway.

What is custom build housing?

Custom-building is a form of housebuilding that enables you to get a new home that has been created with you to meet your lifestyle needs now and in the future.

Custom build housing developments are well-designed communities built specifically for the people who live there.

How does custom housing work?

You can either commission or build your new custom home through a range of housing delivery models which can be supported by a landowner, developer, contractor or enabler.

There are two custom build home routes:

1. Customisable Homes

This route gives you the opportunity to customise your new home from a range of pre-designed customisable homes. You will be given plenty of flexibility to ensure that your home meets your needs. You will have a range of choice including house type (detached, semi-detached, terraced or flat), internal layouts, interior fit out and exterior materials, including being able to add additional features where possible, such as balconies or car ports. This route enables you to either self-finish your home or move into a fully completed home.

2. Serviced Plots

You will have the opportunity to design, create and build your new home from scratch within the new development’s design rules. This route may require additional costs for design work but these can be included in the sale. This route enables you to have a truly bespoke home.

You can find custom build home opportunities on websites such as Custom Build Homes or you can sign up to the Custom Build Homes’ e-news to get latest developments and news straight to your inbox.

Why choose a custom build home?

Choosing a custom build home for your next move will enable you to tailor your new home’s layout to enable you to live better by design. This ensures your home works for you, for example from family time and socialising to working from home. Full list of benefits can be found here.

What happens if I can’t find a custom build home in my preferred location? 

Sign up to the Custom Build Homes Register so that we can design new developments for the people who want to live there. We will let you know about opportunities which we believe meet your needs. Sign up here.

Who are Custom Build Homes?

Custom Build Homes is creating and shaping new communities across the UK to create better designed communities and deliver homes that people want to live in. 

Custom Build Homes is an Enabler who works in partnership with landowners to manage the delivery of multiple new homes for each housing project. This process enables people to have primary input into the design and/or customisation of their new home.

Learn how you can create your home with Custom Build Homes here.


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