Ingoldisthorpe home to first custom build scheme in West Norfolk
Picture credit: Sowerbys

Custom build company LivedIN are working in collaboration with architects Project Orange. AREA landscape architects have gained permission for the self-build venture and have already sold 50 per cent of the plots.

They aim to encourage committed buyers to build a strong community in the centre of the village.

Estate agency Sowerbys said:

“The 10 self-build plots of varying sizes have been designed so they are of their time and place. The traditional influences are juxtaposed with modern details, materials and windows which work together to create light-filled, eco-friendly, modern homes that sit comfortably in their surroundings.

“Custom build is intended to make self-build easier and cheaper - while also increasing design levels. custom build is the division of the housing market that is allowing self-build to go mainstream. The essence is to provide an alternative to speculative development by fundamentally giving the end-users more choice. However, self-build is complex, so custom build provides various ways of facilitating the process so that the homeowner can end up with the home of their dreams.”

Sowerbys also state that the landowner is going to invest heavily in the landscaping of the site and that half of The Green will be a communal area with the houses overlooking this.

The Green will be planted with indigenous species, including Oak, Scots Pine, Alder and Weeping Willow and the pond will be increased to its 19th-century size and have its biodiversity improved.