A recent high-level summit held at Downing Street urged Council Leaders from across the UK to come custom and self build “champions”, recognising that "A strong market for custom and self build is good for local economies and councils across the country are taking action to encourage custom and self build housing”. In the wake of such significant and growing support for the industry, we’ve outlined the benefits to having a house built around your personal requirements.
The overarching benefit of a custom build home is, of course, that you can design whatever you like. On occasion there may be limitations, such as conservation area restrictions, but in general your architect will be able to model you the ideal house to call home. Whether you’re customising your current home or starting fro scratch, the freedom of a custom build creates you a dream home but without compromise!
Being involved with your project prior to the ground being broken means that all specifications are tailored entirely to your requirements instead of having to compromise with the almost-perfect house that still has a slightly-too-small bathroom or awkwardly integrated staircase. The custom build principle gives you the power to influence the layout, style, room sizes, orientations, eco credentials and so much more, to your specifications.
Commissioning a custom build also puts you in control of your home’s energy performance. New builds may boast improved eco credentials, but only with a custom build can you truly regulate factors such as energy efficiency, air escape, insulation, engineering and maintenance. Similarly, you can decide where you’d prefer to either invest or make savings across your product selections, for example by choosing laminate over granite, or wood instead of PVCu. After all, unique material composition is all part of what makes every custom build home design different.
Showing what can be achieved, a number of design entries from previous competitions have secure planning permission in various locations across the UK - with last year’s winner currently in the process of evaluating a number of sites in London suitable for developing on.
There’s so many different ways and ideas you can use to customise your home. For more information on home improvements contact ustoday!