Custom Build Map

Custom Build is a form of housing procurement where a developer facilitates the involvement of end users in the design and construction of their own home. As the Custom Build movement grows, we decided to create a map to track the number of developments and plots being brought forward throughout the UK. There are different approaches to Custom Build with varying levels of end user involvement and flexibility and we have therefore colour coded each custom build site to indicate which category the best fit within: Serviced Plots – with full flexibility (Blue); Serviced Plots – with nominated designer, build system, and/or main contractor (Green); Serviced Plots – with Golden Brick where the developer build the foundations (Yellow); Shell Homes – where the developer builds the structure and envelope of the home before handing over for the self builder to manage the fit out of the interior (Orange); and customisable homes where purchasers are offer some design choices typically over the internal layout, external materials, and interior specifications (Red). Click the icon in the top left hand corner of the map to see the sites presented in list form. Please note that this map has been developed based on publicly available information and may not be fully up-to-date. If anyone possesses more up-to-date information or is aware of other custom build sites that are not shown on this map, please feel free to let us know by emailing