St. Modwen Homes launches DIY shell for adventurous homebuyers

The idea of building your dream home may be something you’ve previously thought about, but finding a plot, getting planning permission and building the property can be overwhelming.

But imagine if you could buy the shell of a house that gives you a blank canvas inside to layout to your requirements, from the floorplan and number of rooms to fixtures and fittings. Well, our brand-new product, The Starting Block, means that this is now a reality.

The Starting Block is now available on selected homes at developments across the country*. While the structure of these homes will still be built to exacting standards, purchasers will be left with a blank canvas full of potential.

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The process will see customers project manage their build, initially by discussing the exact size and desired location of the property with a St. Modwen Homes consultant. An architect will then work with the customer to design the home, which will then be costed by a surveyor and integrated into a bespoke mortgage available to help fund the project.

Customers will be presented with a fully finished shell, which also includes concrete flooring and window boards, all built according to the design of the home. Driveways, fencing, patios, along with the essential works such as drains, water, electric, internet lines and gas will also be incorporated into the first part of the build, with garages also included on certain house types.

The customer works with their chosen contractor and architect to bring their home to life by determining the size, number and location of their bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces. For example, some buyers may look to include a mix of open-plan and zoned off spaces to accommodate both working from home and entertaining, while others may choose to create an inverted home, with their living spaces and kitchens located on the first floor to maximise light and benefit from surrounding views.

“The Starting Block means customers get to live in our award-winning homes whilst having the ultimate flexibility to fit out every aspect of their house to match their taste and lifestyle. The past year has seen people across the UK adapt their homes around new ways of living and working, so for any adventurous homebuyer looking to put their biggest ever stamp on a new-build home, we are now giving them that choice.”

Dave Smith, Managing Director at St. Modwen Homes

For further details about The Starting Block, please click here. To find your nearest development, please click here.
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