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 who have decided to create their own home at Graven Hill, the UK's largest single collection of custom and self-build serviced plots.

Graven Hill can be found on the outskirts of Bicester, a market town in the heart of Oxfordshire.

The development of 1900 new homes, each of which will be customised to a degree to reflect the individual requirements of its occupier, has a range of different opportunities available to buyers. These include individual serviced plots to customisable new homes bought on completion to enable first time buyers to access the Help to Buy equity loan.


Designing and creating your own home has never been easier. Graven Hill is situated in a stunning rural location with excellent road and rail links. Utility connections have been installed to each plot boundary, prior to the arrival of any buyer on site.


Outline planning permission has been achieved and each serviced plot is accompanied by a Design Code and Plot Passport, agreed by the local planners at Cherwell District Council. These documents enable buyers to work with their preferred architects or designers, to detail each house design which can be submitted for reserved matters approval in less time. It’s not only the design time that is reduced, as buyers at Graven Hill will achieve full planning consent within 28 days of submission, if they comply to the guidelines set out in the Design Code.


Graven Hill has something for everyone. Perhaps you would like to benefit from living in a safe and sustainable community but would prefer to customise the interior layout and fittings such as lighting, internal doors, flooring, kitchens and bathrooms? Graven Hill has a range of detached, semi-detached and townhouses available for purchase on completion. These customisable new homes are perfect for young professionals escaping London by night but still commuting in by day, or for downsizers looking to future proof their home with little or no monthly heating bills and a home which can be a viable alternative to expensive care homes.


All serviced plots and customisable homes are available to purchase from the Custom Build Homes’ PlotStore 

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