Be inspired by custom build

If you’re new to custom build, our resources will give you the lowdown on what’s involved and where to get started.

You can also stay up to date with the latest company news and find out what’s going on at our various developments right here.


A simple and effective eight step process

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Why should you choose to custom build your home?

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Planning permission

Planning permission for custom build houses

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Plot passport

All you need to know about your plot

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Serviced plot

Parcel of land available for custom build

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Build options

A range of options based on level of involvement

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Self build mortgages

Mainstream lending for custom build

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Site insurance

Insurance requirements for custom build

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Contractors' warranties for custom-build

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Custom-build mortgages

Anyone can have custom-build home: from first-time buyers to families and downsizers, there are options for every need.

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Help to Build launches

Potential homebuyers now have a new option to consider, after the government launched the Help to Build equity loan scheme.

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Bacon Review supports custom build

The Government has backed the self-building sector, which could pave the way to more people building their own homes.

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Timber frame benefits

Timber frames have multiple benefits and are increasingly the building method of choice for self-builders – here are the reasons why.

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Discover custom build

As more of our projects come to fruition, we thought it would be a good time to explain why we created Hugr Homes and what our aims and goals are.

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An interview with the Watsons

When Gillian and David Watson decided to relocate from Grimsby to the Lake District, they found their new home at Wellbank.

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Build It award nomination for Wellbank

Our Wellbank development has reached the shortlist for the Best Custom Build Model or Project category at the 2023 Build It Awards.

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Sales centre opening at Wellbank, Cumbria

Final preparations are underway for the opening of the sales centre at Wellbank Park, West Cumbria on 16 July from 1-4pm.

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In the press

Artform reveals fresh designs for Lake District custom-build housing

Date: 22 May 2023

Publication: Architects' Journal

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Vision unveiled for former MoD Lake District barracks

Date: 28 April 2023

Publication: Place North West

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