In the UK around 10% of new homes are self build or custom build dwellings, i.e., homes specified by the homebuyer. That sounds like quite a lot until you learn that across the EU the figure averages around 50%, with Austria being over 80%.
The self build route delivers the home you want and gives you complete control over the whole process. However it also presents a number of challenges, from managing the planning process to overseeing all construction works. It is no surprise that the majority of self build projects go over budget according to a recent report commissioned by Homebuilding & Renovating .
A custom built property delivers the benefits of self-building without the headaches, stress, planning risk, contractor problems and financial uncertainty. Buyers receive a home built to their unique specification, delivered on time and on budget.
To fund the plot purchase and cost of construction a range of finance options are available. For details please visit our Mortgages page.
Custom build presents the opportunity to have a home built to your own design and specification.
Purchase a fully-serviced plot that already has outline planning consent and receive professional assistance with the house design and internal layout
An authorised contractor then constructs your bespoke house for a fixed, turnkey price.
“Custom build is the perfect house buying experience – your dream home built to your own specification and delivered for a fixed, turnkey cost.”
*House design above by Taylor Roberts, Canterbury