Using a successful house design and replicating it is a cost effective and sustainable way to build. No wonder kit houses are fast becoming a solution for developing new communities. As a new route to housing delivery in the UK, custom build is growing in popularity; 10% of all new builds are custom build.

Constructed from a range of prefabricated components, kit houses are assembled on site, reducing disruption to neighbours and minimising construction traffic. Some offer the homeowner a choice of components enabling them to put an individual stamp on their home.

Marmalade Lane by K1 Housing is a great example of how this works. Within this development, dwellings range from one-bedroom flats through to four-bedroom family homes.

With £3 billion available from the Home Building Fund for custom housebuilders, SME builders, large housebuilders and developers; and with the Right to Build Taskforce influencing self-build registers in every local authority, custom build is set to become accessible to everyone.

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