What is a custom build plot?
Custom build projects, give you the opportunity to buy a serviced plot with existing planning permission but with scope for your own design. They are generally parcels of land dedicated to those who want to live in a community but who have a desire to build a house around their specific requirements.
Custom build sites vary from small sites purely dedicated to custom build, or sites which are part of a larger development. Some custom build sites allow for multiple styles and designs, whilst most have specific concepts and guidelines. This enables them to look like a cohesive development and meet local authorities’ planning requirements.
Plots usually come with mains services already in place and planning permission granted and are becoming a popular option for those looking to self build, taking away the problem of finding a plot and connecting utlities.
Custom build houses
When you choose to custom build, you will be able to have input into the design of your house right from the start. For example, you can have input into the internal layout, choose your exterior materials and add additional features such as glazed gable ends, and vaulted ceilings. You will also be able to make choices to reduce your energy costs such as PV (Solar) panels, high-performance build systems, and ASHP (air-sourced heat pump) and include external features such as EV charging, bicycle storage, and solar lighting. This means you can create a home that is efficient and comfortable to live in, to your tastes and needs.
Advantages of a custom build plot
All plots usually come with mains services already in place and planning permission granted. They are becoming a popular option for those looking to self build, taking away the problem of finding a plot and connecting utilities.
As custom build plots are part of a collection of houses, you are still able to enjoy living in a community and usually have good access to local amenities.
Supported by the government scheme - Help to Build
In June 2022 the government launched a new scheme to give everyone the opportunity to design a house to live in. The Help to Build scheme aims to make custom build more accessible for people in England by providing an equity loan based on the estimated costs to buy the land and build the home.
Custom build services for developers
Are you a developer, land promoter, or local authority? We have a one-stop solution to help you deliver custom build to site. Find out more about our services and how we can help satisfy your Section 106 obligation and percentage plot allocations for custom build.