What is a custom build home and is it right for me?

In 2011, the UK Government introduced the term ‘custom build housing’ as part of a strategy to encourage the building of new homes and communities that have much more input and involvement from the client/homeowner than a typical housing development would offer.

Effectively, a custom build home project is close in nature to a true ‘self-build’ home, without having to go through stages such as land purchasing or the full planning process.

Here at Oakwrights, we’re fully committed to the custom build approach and partner with landowners and developers who are sympathetic to the unique styling and aesthetic of an oak framed house. If you’re currently looking for your dream plot, click here to view three unique custom build sites in Herefordshire.

With land available and with permission in place, our in-house Architectural Design team can work with you to create an oak frame home that’s tailored to your exact needs and lifestyle.

Simon and Karen retired from the South East to their custom built oak frame home in Herefordshire

We can offer a range of services to help create your future home that’s traditional in concept, efficient and sustainable for the future. From architectural design expertise and planning support, through to finishing options and build material choices, we can guide you throughout your oak frame home building journey.

As well as the custom build approach, we offer a complete turnkey service where your designated turnkey project manager can manage your entire project from start to finish on your behalf.


Whatever approach you’re considering, we can advise you on the various design and build processes. For more information about current plots for sale and our custom build opportunities, including our new Church View site in Herefordshire, and to discuss your oak frame project, call 01432 353 353 or email enquiries@oakwrights.co.uk.