Over 50% of the UK population are interested in the idea of self building their own home. Based on that the largest self build development project has been created at Graven Hill near Bicester in Oxfordshire.

The concept is to simplify the process and accommodate up to 1900 new homes over 188 hectares of land (arranged in a circle around a wooded hill). Graven Hill is about 3 miles from Juncion 9 of the M40.

Graven Hill will be the UK’s leading custom build project which is being orchestrated by Cherwell District Council. The development will allow for like-minded future residents to work together in building a community with shared spaces and amenities along with your own personally designed homes meeting your specific requirements.

The site will allow for up to 1,900 new homes ranging from detached homes, semi and terraced, bungalows, apartment blocks, eco homes and custom build homes. The variations of plot sizes allows for larger scale grand designs to smaller plots for people with more modest budgets.

Vision Development are pleased to offer a range of custom build homes to individual self-builders and groups of aspiring custom builders who are all looking to provide more housing whether it be for themselves or a collaborative project building low cost apartments or eco homes for the more environmentally friendly conscious self-builder!

Choosing to work with Vision will allow you full control of your tailored home that suits all aspects of your lifestyle and budget.

Vision’s timber frame homes are built fast, strong and energy efficient. They not only save on energy use, and the subsequent lower running costs, but due to their pre-fabrication, they are flat packed onto a lorry and installed within a short period of time, leaving a weatherproof structure ready for 1st fix trades and external finishes to commence.

Why not take a look through our Timber Frame Kit Homes to see if any are suitable for the plot you are purchasing?

Or if you would like to custom design and build your own home, but need some inspiration, why not have a browse over our completed projects that we have done for our self-build Clients (please click on an image to see an article about the project).

Graven Hill Self Build Homes
Graven Hill Self Build Homes
Graven Hill Self Build Homes
Graven Hill Self Build Homes

Our website holds lots of helpful information for first time self-builders, or self-builders who are yet to use timber frame. We have included links below to the relevant articles, but if you would like to learn further about the services we can offer you, please do get in contact with us directly where we will be happy to help.

Our timber frame systems can be adapted as much or as little as you require to suit budget and U Value requirements amongst other important factors which all play a part in the design and build of your new home to suit every aspect of your lifestyle.

If you are interested to find out the costs of building your own self-build home, please make use of our handy cost calculator which will allow you to work out an initial budget from Architect, Planning and Surveys to Heating, Plumbing and Electricity requirements.

You can find out more about the Graven Hill project at http://gravenhill.co.uk. If you are interested in purchasing a plot for self build at Graven Hill then you can register interest at http://gravenhill.co.uk/contact/.

It is a big step choosing the company who will build the structure of your new home, so we’d like for you to read some of the testimonials from our Client’s which we hope assists with making your decision.

 by Amanda Aldous on Vision Development
Highly Recommend Vision

Vision Development South built a timber-frame cottage and ancillary building for us. The work was overseen by Luke and we couldn't have been happier with the quality of the work, service and timing. We would highly recommend anyone planning to build a timber-frame building to get in touch with them.

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 by Brad McCouid on Vision Development
Vision are the perfect partner for developers

Vision Development is the perfect partner for Maverick Properties Ltd. We have used Vision on a number of occasions for a wide range of projects across the UK. in which they have shown their ability to meet critical timelines and follow budget forecasts accurately throughout challenging supply chain times, whilst maintaining the high H&S and workmanship standards on site.Many of the projects we have undertaken together have involved teams working together and thinking outside the box and implementing solutions for any challenges arising.Regardless of how complicated the task, Luke and the team at Vision work alongside us to solve problems and meet our needs, rather than finding the easiest and quickest fix that may have negative long-term impact.Vision have proven their wealth of construction and timber frame expertise with an proficient in-house team and associated experts in fields including designers and engineers. We would have no reservations in recommending Vision for any structural timber frame projects.

 by Caroline Wood on Vision Development

We approached a number of building companies with our proposal for the conversion of a steel framed barn and received varying responses. It is fair to say that Vision were the most enthusiastic and embraced the concept right from our first approach. Tim and his team supported and helped us in transforming our initial thoughts and plans into practical proposals. Like all complex projects there were issues that needed to be resolved, our barn conversion was not as straightforward as a new build house as we had to fit the timber frame structure around the steel barn frame. Working with us Vision found solutions for the technical difficulties and we ended up with a house that is exactly as we initially envisioned. Both in the office and on site Vision were easy to speak with and friendly, they kept us fully informed of what they were doing, delivering everything that they promised at the price quoted, despite the chaotic building material prices through 2022. If we were to take on another project we would definitely use Vision again.

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 by Ben Heath on Vision Development
Definitely would recommend Vision

Great to deal with, very efficient and timely. They did everything they said they would do and for a very good price. I would definitely recommend Vision to anyone looking to build an extension or complete home

 by Antony Legg on Vision Development
Very professional company

We were a main contractor on a one off newbuild residential project near Winchester, Hants. We employed Vision Development to carry out the design, supply and fit elements of the timber frame, timber joists and roofs.From start to finish the experience with Vision was excellent, good design work, workmanship, service and on programme. They are a very professional companyWe would definitely use them again and would not hesitate to recommend them to others

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