North East housebuilder launches self build scheme

A leading housebuilder is backing a national drive to encourage more people to build their own homes and double the UK’s self-build sector.

Charles Church North East is about to release 39 serviced self-build plots at Newcastle Great Park for anyone looking to build their own perfect home.

This country has the lowest level of self-build homes throughout Europe, with more than 80 per cent of homes being self-built in Austria and 50 per cent in Scandinavia, Germany and Belgium.

Just last month Planning Minister Nick Boles challenged councils to find land for people who aspire to self-build, saying he was determined to help families create their dream homes.

Newcastle City Council is one local authority that is leading the way and Charles Church North East is getting behind the initiative.

A spokesman for Newcastle City Council said: “The introduction of self-build plots at Newcastle Great Park is an exciting development in the local housing market.

“The self-build plots will provide individuals with the opportunity to explore creative methods of housing design and build, allowing people to build unique homes that reflect current lifestyles and personality.

“We have worked closely with Charles Church on this initiative and we hope this will provide some families with the opportunity to create their dream home while also extending the housing offer currently available across Newcastle city.”

Newcastle Great Park is three miles north west of the city centre and the development is fast becoming one of the most sought-after residential locations in the area.

John Eynon, managing director for Charles Church North East, said: “We take great pride in being responsive to the market and have always expanded our range and choice to meet the needs and demands of a growing population.

“Our new self-build plots are an extension of that and we hope people will seize the opportunity to create something unique in a beautiful setting.

Read the full story here: http://www.easier.com/115597-north-east-housebuilder-launches-self-build-scheme.html

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