Protection for Everyone
How it works
Securing your Building Plot
Register your requirements with your Local Planning Authority.
A special FREE service is available from an independent platform, the Local Self Build Register, to help you do this quickly and easily wherever you live.
Tell us who you have registered with and what for. We will then check with estate developers and other land owners in your area for what may be available and suitable for you.
Let us know what plots are being made available to you via your Local Authority. We will then discuss with you the essential steps and checks that you need to make – including the suitability of the plot and Design Code for your dream home - to ensure that you will be eligible for CIL exemption if you buy this plot.
If necessary, we will collaborate with you and the land owner and provide a conduit for the transfer that will protect both of your interests.
Design and Planning with Design Codes
Either direct or with your architect, we will work up the design for your new Custom Self Build home to make sure that it conforms to the necessary Design Codes and Plot Passport.
This includes arranging the layout to fit within the prescribed floor space / ratio to building plot size, height, footprint, and aesthetics.
As your Custom Self-Build specialist we will undertake the structural design of your new home as part of the technical and construction design, including structural engineering.
In consultation with you this process involves working up a detailed specification covering energy performance, aesthetics, functionality and comfort.
Either you, your architect, or we can then submit an application of the finished design to your Local Planning Authority for planning approval. If this has been done in accordance with a pre-agreed Plot Passport, they may be willing and able to give you a ‘fast track’ decision – possibly in as little as 28 days.
Alongside the planning and construction design we will also produce drawings and calculations for Building Regulation application.
Designs can be for bungalows, 1 ½ storey chalet houses/dormer bungalows, 2 storey, 2 ½ storey (room in the roof) and 3 or more storeys.
Flats and other complexes can be designed for specialist housing groups or co-operatives.
As a principle we try to design all houses as an ‘empty’ shell, that is to say with no internal walls. Only the staircase is fixed, allowing you to design the complete inside layout and finishes of the house. This includes hanging positions of windows and doors to suit your bespoke plans.
However, where more than one plot is available through us on the estate that you have chosen your plot from, we help you with:-
- a few different elevations and aesthetics to show how some very imaginative houses can be created within – and complying with – the Design Code
- some suggested alternative internal layouts that relate to these, although different door and window positions and sizes would alter these considerably.
- Indicative costings for each possible size, design and layout of these houses.
The above illustrations are all for the same Custom Self-Build plot.
Get Started On Your Project
Speak to one of our friendly team - without obligation - to find out how best we can help you with your project