There are plenty of rural parks in the vicinity including
And of course, you are living next to a large protected green space
St Nicholas Church is just at the top of the hill up the lane from Pound Lane Plots, and is a Grade I listed building, built in the 13th Century on the site of a Norman church. The timber roof is more than 500 years old while the nave is more than 800 years old.
There are 12 plots available with 3 distinct detached house designs. The early bird sales launch starts with plot 3, 4 and 6.
Buying a house at shell level means we will build the house to a wind and watertight level, but without finishing off the interior fit out and internal building services.
A DIY home is for people who want to have maximum control over the finish, design, layout and specification, without taking on the risk of building a house from scratch and being involved in complicated planning procedures. You get the chance to create your dream house the easy way. You’re in charge so you decide!
A turnkey home is for people who want to move in straight away but still want choice. You get to choose from a number of fixed price options and we will get on and build it for you.
The three house designs are designed by renowned architects Mae, Pitman Tozer and AOC.
Unfortunately this is not possible because each plot has planning permission for that specific house design and we have to build it for you. However, we offer three different house designs, each in two different sizes, in shell or turnkey finish level and with a list of fixed price options.
No, unfortunately this is not possible as each plot has planning permission for its own design.
The communal green area is the area in the middle of the development. Each purchaser is obliged to join a residents’ association to maintain the area. It will then be up to the residents to decide on the purpose and best use of the space: It could be an orchard or a playground, or maybe a picnic area, it’s up to you and your neighbours.
You can choose from 12 different plots, each assigned with one of the three unique designs. Each design comes in a large and extra large version, varying in size from 1,292 to 1,776 sq ft. After that you can decide on the finish level (DIY or A la Carte) of your house and select additional customisation from our list of options.
Each plot and its attached design has four Plot Passports, in line with the different sizes and finish levels, which include all the specifics about the finish levels and processes.
Besides from choosing a plot + design, size and finish level, each design comes with extra options
At Pound Lane Plots you can install an air source heat pump instead of a gas boiler to heat your house more sustainably. You can also apply solar PV panels to the roof to harvest electrical energy.
The term Golden Brick refers to a specific point in a development, when HMRC designates that a building has become ‘residential’ for tax purposes. The reason that you would want to buy a plot at Golden Brick rather than buying ‘off-plan’, is that you will pay stamp duty on the value of what you buy. In this instance, you will pay stamp duty on the land price only instead of the whole house, saving you thousands of pounds.
You first secure a plot by completing the orientation agreement and paying a £400 Orientation Fee to Pound Lane Custom Build (PLCB).
As part of the £400, we will pay our advisors to help with your design and yoru finance. Unfortunately, if you decide not to proceed after that, you will lose your Orientation Fee.
Once you have paid your £400, we will reserve your plot for 6 weeks. During that time, you will have a personal online design session with your customer coach and a financial assessment by a self-build mortgage specialist to help you get a mortgage ‘decision in principle’. We will also put you in touch with your future neighbours and put you in contact with our network of experts to help you define your dream house (if you are going down the DIY route).
It costs a non-refundable fee of £400. However, if you go ahead, at exchange of contracts this amount will be deducted from your deposit.
Within the 6 week orientation period you will decide on the size, finish level and options for your house. If you opt for the DIY route you can design the interior yourself or gain advice from external professionals.
You will know the exact cost of the house delivered by us if you choose a la Carte once you have selected the plot, size of the house, finish level and options. If you opt for the DIY route, we can connect you to our Quantity Surveyor to help you quantify your additional budget to finish the house.
At the start of the orientation period you will have a personal session with a self- and custom build mortgage specialist
At the beginning of the next stage, the reservation period, you will have to show us proof that you have or can raise the funds to pay for both your chosen plot + your chosen house options.
In the orientation period you will get access to the Plot Passports, orientation brochure and list of options.
When entering the reservation period, you pay us a fee of £3000. This will be set against the deposit once you have exchanged contracts. If you decide to pull out, you will get your money back minus £500 administration fee and minus any other costs we have incurred during the Reservation Period
In the reservation period your lawyer will get the legal documents and the building manual.
In the process you will sign the following agreements:
You will complete on the sale of the plot (+ foundations) once we have built the foundations for your house. This is known as ‘Golden Brick’. We will then build out the house to your desired finish. You will pay for the house in a series of stages known as ‘stage payments’. This will be set out in the legal documents and will be in line with standard practice of self-build and custom build mortgage lenders.
Our current programme (which is subject to change) forecasts us finishing the infrastructure works in September 2021. At that point, if you have exchanged contracts, we will go on to build your house to your desired level.
Your house will take between 9-15 months to build depending on your choices.
At the end of the Orientation period and before you enter the Reservation Period.
When you choose the DIY route, you will have maximum freedom in the layout and specification of the interior. Only the positions of the stairwell and the utility risers are fixed. We will build the wind and weathertight shell, which means no services, fixtures or finishes on the inside. The DIY route gives you the opportunity to buy a house at a lower cost and complete the inside to suit your budget and the way you want to live with one of our partners, or by yourself, or with people you know. When you are looking at what you can afford, make sure that you have budgeted for the fitout of the interior. Even though you are in charge, this doesn’t mean you have to do it alone! Our Customer Coach will be available to guide you through your journey and you can make use of our network of building and financing experts for advice.
If you choose the à la Carte route you can select from a number of interior options, like an ensuite bathroom, a large bedroom instead of two small ones and different levels of environmental sustainability. In addition, there are some exterior options to choose from, like window and door materials and colours. Not all options are available in each design. We will present you with all the different options relating to your preferred house type and provide a fixed price for each option. This way you can easily understand what works within your budget. Our Customer Coach will guide you through the options and the architect will finalize the design. We will then build your house accordingly, handing you the keys to your finished home when it is ready for you to move into.
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