Custom Build: A Hands-Off Approach to Building Your Own Home

marmalade lane custom build community
Marmalade Lane is a custom build cohousing community in Cambridge (Image credit: David Butler)

‘Custom build’ is sometimes used interchangeably with ‘self build’ in conversation, but that’s not necessarily correct. 

While custom build is one route to building your own home, it’s a process that operates around a different structure than a traditional self build, so understanding the distinction between the two will help you identify the best option for your own self build journey. 

Lindsey Davis