Being able to design the entire interior layout of your home exactly as you want.
We understand that finding the perfect space that ticks every box can be a struggle. With The Starting Block, we build the structure of your home and the rest is up to you. You'll have the chance to design and build the entire internal layout to suit your wants and needs.
You get a fully finished shell. Internally, the ground floor will be finished with a structural screed and 1st (and 2nd where applicable) floor joists and stairs will be installed. The window boards will also be fitted and structural or load bearing walls will be built as appropriate. Drains, water, electric and gas will be brought into the shell from the mains supply and BT/Hyperoptic ductways will be installed. We will also install apertures and roof vents for soil vent and air extract systems.
Externally, all works will be completed including the driveway, boundary fencing, patios, garages and conduits.
The purpose of The Starting Block is to give you complete freedom over the internal aspects of your home. Therefore, there won't be any internal walls other than loadbearing walls, no internal doors or other carpentry, and no plasterboard finishes. There won't be any insulation to the ceiling trusses and you'll need to install the ventilation, pipes and wires. It will also be down to you to install the fixtures and fittings - the perfect opportunity for you to choose your own finishing touches.
The Starting Block is a complete blank canvas allowing you to design the internal to suit you. As long as you comply to building regulations, it’s an exciting opportunity to make your home completely your own.
We believe your home and surroundings that enable you to live, work and play should be tailored to what works best for you. However, finding the perfect space that suits your preferences and budget can be difficult.
With The Starting Block you can choose exactly how you’d like all internal features, from walls and doors to pipes and wires. So whether you’re looking for a home with two large bedrooms both with en-suites, or a three bedroom home with a dressing room, you can design and build the internal exactly as you want, allowing your dream home to become a reality.
Discover how the The Starting Block process works
We're sure you’ve got some questions, so here’s a couple of answers which might be helpful
Yes, subject to planning requirements. On certain developments there may be a minimum size requirement for certain rooms or a fixed number of bedrooms within the property.
The total cost is up to you. The shell we provide is a cheaper alternative to a standard St. Modwen home. What you do with it after that point is entirely up to you, so you’ve got complete control of your budget.
Don’t worry, we’ve thought about this. You will have a bespoke mortgage to fund the whole project, with a lump sum payment followed by stage payments paid to you for works that you complete yourself.
The Starting Block is available on selected homes at developments all over the country. Simply speak to the Sales Executive at your chosen development to find out more.
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