A 50-PLOT custom-build housing development that promises to be the largest of its kind in the UK has been planned.

Custom built homes company Hugr Homes has started work on its latest development, Wellbank, on the edge of Bootle.

The company aims to create a development of eco-friendly and sustainable homes and has partnered with Scottish company Fleming Homes, which has more than 35 years of experience in the design and manufacture of bespoke, timber frame homes.

According to the company, custom build is ideal for people who want to create their own home with minimal risk as it enables them to have control over the design and specification to suit them and their budget, while benefitting from the expertise of a developer.

Hugr Homes offers a range of plots with planning permission and ensures buyers can create homes that are thermally efficient and sustainable.

The timber frame structures are quick to erect, with the company saying the average four-bed family home can be erected in two to three weeks.

“Custom building your own home can seem more daunting than it really is, but we help to make the process as smooth as possible,” said Joe Higginson, founder and managing director of Hugr Homes.

“If you buy a new home in the UK, your choice is limited to the designs the national house builders decide you should have, but with custom build, the buyer is in charge of room layouts, specifications and the green and smart elements to boost the eco credentials.

“It’s far more economical than many people believe, and they may be surprised to find a custom-build option is well within their budget.”

Wellbank, will be one of the largest custom build schemes in the UK say the company, with 18 plots available in phase one.

Sarah Mathieson, managing director of Fleming Homes, said: “It’s about giving more choice for homeowners to live their lives in homes that meet their aspirations for living and in homes that are ultimately fit for the future.”