Custom Build enables you to create a home to your own unique design at cost price! Land release projects are underway all over the country, dividing large sites into individual plots to drive down prices.
Find out more below, and register your details to stay informed about Custom Build opportunities in your area!
The UK Government support the Custom Build model as a route to home ownership, and a partial solution to the housing crisis. In May 2012 they consolidated that support by launching a £30 million fund to support group self build schemes. They have also included self build in the National Planning Policy Framework to make individual homebuilding more accessible, and Housing Minister Grant Shapps has announced plans to scrap the prohibitive Community Infrastructure Levy tax for self builders.
"Building your own home should not be the preserve of a privileged few - I want to break down the barriers that many aspiring self-builders often come up against." Grant Shapps, Housing Minister
Why is the land cheaper?
Land is provided by Local Authorities, the HCA, Housing Associations and private landowners. BuildStore acts as an enabling developer and markets the plots to individual custom builders – this means the land owner achieves the same profit as they would selling to a large developer, while the individuals make a substantial saving by removing the developer profit.
How will the site be organised?
On many sites a project manager will be available to oversee the scheme, assisting with planning and coordinating work on the builds. Every site will be different however, and some will offer a build ready for self-finish while others may be more hands-on for the individual. The best thing about the Custom Build model is it’s flexibility, meaning it can be tailored to suit different people and different budgets!
As a Custom Builder you will have the opportunity to take advantage of a range of services from BuildStore’s experts, including specialist mortgage finance and building support services.
We have already announced our first three Custom Build sites, one in Swindon and two in Stoke-On-Trent, and there are many more on the way!
The best way to get involved and find out what’s available is simply to register your details, at which point you will be able to specify which counties you’re interested in building in. We will then not only notify you of any sites released in your selected areas to ensure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, we’ll also use your support to help generate more land release. Custom Build Register will never pass on your personal details to a third party, but we will use strength of numbers to evidence the demand for plots in different parts of the UK – so by signing up to the Custom Build Register you will be directly helping to remedy the land shortage in Britain!