When Jim & Nicola Combe began searching for their dream home in 2014, Aldcliffe Yard, a canal-side development in Lancaster, caught their eye. Custom build was still a relatively new construction route in the UK, but the couple leapt at the chance to learn more.
Several of the new houses at the site were earmarked for a custom build approach, with purchasers able to buy their plot outright to give them control over the internal layout and design.
A team of professional builders from housing developers H20 were enlisted to construct the Combes home – removing the stress of having to arrange their own contractors.
The Combes made a number of changes to the basic template, including removing several ground floor internal walls to create an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area.
They also upgraded the kitchen spec, as well as adding more fluidity to the design by continuing the cabinetry into the dining zone.