26 March new Custom Build Summit launched

A new Custom Build Summit has been launched, taking place on 26 March 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham. The one-day conference is an opportunity for a range of housing professionals to come together to discover the opportunities and barriers to growth in the UK for the Custom Build and serviced-plots market.




The Custom Build Summit is organised by the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows team, with the National Custom and Self Build Association as a partner, and is the only conference dedicated to Custom Build practice.

The content of the summit has been curated to appeal to a range of housing professionals, from developers to policy makers offering insight into emerging best practice, issues and opportunities around the Right to Build legislation and more.


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Who should attend

Land owners, land promoters, custom build developers, house builders, planners, consultants, architects, designers and housing professionals.

The show is also co-located with the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC, giving a fully rounded view of the sector.

Custom Build Summit information

WHEN: Thursday 26 March 2020

WHERE: The NEC, Birmingham.

TIME: 9am with the welcome session starting at 10am.

AGENDA:  Find out more here.

ADDRESS: Gallery Suites, NEC
National Homebuilding & Renovating Show
North Ave
Marston Green
B40 1NT


For more information and to book tickets visit the Custom Build Summit 2020.


09.00 – Arrival

10.00 – Welcome

10.15 – Individual Serviced Plots & Custom Build – Defining the Opportunity

Including key definitions, analysis, an overview of current delivery models and some examples from the mature overseas markets

10.45 – Quantifying Potential Demand

What is the demand and public awareness, and how the model fits into the larger speculative house building model

11.15 – Coffee & Networking

12.00 – The Wider Socio-Economic Impact of Custom Build

Preparing for and delivery diversity in housing delivery, plus how does this work in a conservative planning environment.

12.30 – The Changing Legislative Framework

The Right to Build legislation – implementation and barriers
Tax incentives, exemptions and capturing planning gain
Wider policy objectives of diversity, sustainability and affordability

13.30 – Lunch & Managed Networking

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 2.30pm-3.30pm and 4pm-5pm.

Development Finance
Funding for serviced plots and Custom Build development
Promoting land that includes serviced plots
Tax planning for landowners and serviced plot providers – KPMG / Legal

Community Led Housing Projects
Development funding, mortgages and valuations – BuildStore
Quality design and placemaking strategies
Using design codes and local development orders
Opportunities to deliver affordable housing through Custom Build

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