What are custom houses and custom building?

Custom houses are 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, Redrow, Barratts, Persimmon or Bellway.

What is custom home building?

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. We offer a selection of layouts per floor for you to choose from. Your home is then built based on your choices.

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

How does custom housing work?

You have 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 choices including:

  • House type (detached, semi-detached, terraced or flat)
  • Internal layouts
  • Interior fit out
  • Exterior materials
  • Additional features where possible, such as Electric Vehicle charging points or PV (Solar) panels.

Once all your selections have been made, your home will be built for you. Your home is handed over as a ‘blank canvas’. This is a plastered and painted shell with the services for the kitchen and bathroom brought into the room and capped, ready for connection.

You will then have access to your new home to add the finishing touches, supported by MyCustomBuild – a digital tool that connects you to local trades and suppliers.

You can find custom build home opportunities on our website 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 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.

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

Sign up to the Right to Build 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.

Who are Custom Build Homes?

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

CBH 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 dream house with CBH here.