Self-build Event

By January 27, 2020 No Comments

On 08 and 09 February, Reiver Homes is pleased to be hosting a self-build event for those interested in building their own home at Derwent Forest.

From 10.30am – 4.30pm, Reiver is inviting potential customers along to the event – which is being held at the Story Homes Hawthorn Grange development – to find out more about building their own property.

The redevelopment of the 1000-acre former RAF site at Derwent Forest near Cockermouth has started, with the completion of infrastructure for 24 self-build homes with views over the Lake District hills. The site has been the subject of much speculation with ambitious plans for eco-living and the opening up of the site and its mature woodlands, open spaces and picturesque views.

Reiver Homes, part of the Story Contracting group, is selling the plots to the public and Head of Sales Hayley Blair explains that 9 of the plots have already been sold, prior to the official release in February.

Hayley Blair, Head of Sales at Reiver Homes, said: “Choosing to self-build is a great way to create a home that is exactly tailored to your needs and preferences in terms of design, budget and lifestyle. The fantastic scenery surrounding Derwent Forest is some of the most beautiful in Cumbria, perfect for lovers of the great outdoors and with just 24 plots in this development phase, buyers will need to move quickly to secure their perfect plot.”

Planning consent has already been granted for five different house types at the development with prices starting at £95,000 for a 665m² plot. It is also possible for buyers to design their own house type outside of the pre-approved designs, subject to further planning permission.

In a bid to boost custom housebuilding in the local area, Allerdale Borough Council is offering grants to those who choose to self-build. The funding is available for a limited time only and offers a maximum of £2,000 to help individuals build their own homes.

Councillor Stephen Stoddart, Executive member for housing, health and wellbeing at Allerdale Borough Council, said: “We welcome the opportunity for new development in the area, and in particular are fully supportive of those who seek to take the opportunities to build their own homes.

“Self-build custom housebuilding is recognised within our Housing Strategy and is currently supported by a grant funding programme available for those who are eligible to be on the Council’s register. For anyone who wants more information on self-build custom housebuilding, please visit”

For more information about the event please contact Sales Executive Julie Beck on 07980 749151.

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