Your vision,our expertise


Why buy a bespoke home?


‘Looking for the convenience of a new build but wanting design choice?– Why not have both’

Buying a bespoke home gives the prospective home owner the opportunity to work with the developer to take on the design and construction of their new home. Although the external elevations are a fixed design (due to planning stipulations), the scope for personalising the home is endless.

  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want?
  • Open Plan living or do you want your own space?
  • Do you work from home and require a large office space?
  • Do you have a special requirement – for example adaptation for hoists or bedroom facilities on the ground floor.
  • Are you a multi-generational family who need a home to suit individual family requirements.

Bespoke build offers your vision to become a reality using our expertise to create the home of your dreams.

Take a look at our FAQ's section for more information.

Current Bespoke Build Plots


Linton Hill, Maidstone - Plot 4, Chestnut House

Square Footage - 1,910SF (GIA)

Linton Hill, Maidstone - Plot 5, Sycamore House

Square Footage – 1,862SF (GIA)

The buying journey


Our dedicated Bespoke Homes Team will guide you through the purchasing process. From beginning to end we are here to make your dream a reality.

The journey to your new home

The reservation procedure


Sales Prices

Turnkey sales prices quoted indicate the package price to purchase the chosen plot of land, internal house design and build of the property using the Fernham Bespoke Build Platinum Specification Package. Any enhancements or alterations beyond this specification will be charged accordingly.

Reservation Terms

The reservation fee for your land purchase and build contract will be £10,000 payable to Fernham Homes Ltd. Exchange of contracts must take place within 28 working days of receipt of draft legal papers & JCT contract.

If the deadline is not met or the reservation is cancelled, Fernham Bespoke Homes will return the reservation fee less their reasonable legal & administrative costs (£250.00).

10% deposit will be required on exchange of contacts, together with signing of the JCT contract. The reservation fee will be deducted from the completion statement. Completion on the land transaction will be 21-28 days from exchange of contracts.
Specification and internal design will be agreed by all parties prior to exchange of contracts.

Purchase Procedure

Our Bespoke Homes Consultant will be happy to discuss your requirements. The reservation procedure of your new property will be based on checking that you are in a proceedable position, financial qualification by our approved financial advisor and payment of the initial reservation fee of £10,000. Details of your solicitors will also be required. A list of expert Bespoke Home Solicitors and specialist financial advisor details are available if required.

Specification and internal design will be agreed by all parties prior to exchange of contracts.

Build Warranty

10 years NHBC

Management Charges

The Management charges for Vicarage Fields Management Company Ltd are approximately £1,500 per annum. The management company will be handed over to the residents on occupation of the last property.

Council Tax Band

To be assessed – Maidstone Borough Council

Please note: The information above is not comprehensive and does not form part of a contract. It must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

Your vision,our expertise


The Platinum Specification Overview


The concept specification represents the starting point from which buyers can tailor the design to their specific requirements. PC sums are available on request.

Within our Platinum Specification Package you can expect:

  • Underfloor central heating to the ground floor
  • Camaro flooring to all wet room areas
  • Woodburner stove
  • Kitchen appliances to include, Pura induction hob, full height fridge and freezer, wine fridge
  • Bi-Fold Doors
  • Double Garage with electric doors
  • Landscaping package

Bespoke build offers your vision to become a reality using our expertise to create the home of your dreams.

Download our accompanying pdf for more in-depth information about Bespoke Home Build

FAQ's

Custom/Bespoke Build is a variation on self-build, where the prospective home owner works with the developer to take on the design and construction of the property on their behalf.

Whilst the scope for personalising may sometimes be slightly reduced by selecting a custom/bespoke build rather than self-build option (for example the external elevations are a fixed design) in the long-run, the project is likely to be better controlled with the organizational burden very much reduced. There is less risk, less stress, and less potential for problems to arise.

The Platinum Package – The ultimate choice for those who want to seriously customise their dream property. The Platinum specification allows buyers to influence the internal layout of their new home.

  • Full purchase price agreed (Turnkey Price)
  • 50% of your house price due on completion of the land purchase, with staged payments thereafter
  • Property qualifies for no stamp duty benefit as this is a land purchase (under £500,000 exempt from stamp duty until 31st March 2021)
  • Standard specification plus the ability to completely reconfigure the internal layout, as well as upgrade, add extras and choose tile and kitchen finishes
  • Downstairs flooring and underfloor heating included in your purchase

Prime Cost sums are the monetary allowances which have been allocated to certain areas of the build. For example, kitchen units, appliances, electrical layout and sanitary ware.

Payment – unlike traditional house purchasing where the sale is agreed and the full sales price is paid on completion, the transaction is broken down as follows

  1. The land is purchased (50% of the purchase price)
  2. A stage payment build contract known as a JCT contract with the main contractor Fernham Homes Ltd is put in place. (for the remaining 50% of purchase price)
  3. Any enhancements/extras are to be paid as build progresses – see payment terms

Once the land transaction is completed & JCT contract is signed build, will commence. The standard construction and finishing of your new home will take approximately 40 weeks. You will be kept informed in line with the stage payments as to how build is progressing.

JCT design and build contract. The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Design and Build Contract (DB) is intended for use on construction projects following the design and build procurement route. This involves appointing a main contractor to design (or complete the design) of the project and then to go on and construct it.

Once the land transaction is completed & JCT contract is signed build will commence within 14 working days. The standard construction and finishing of your new home will take approximately 40 weeks.

First payment will be due two weeks after commencement of build with stage payments to follow on a monthly basis/agreed payment plan with lender. Payment is due within 14 days of invoice being issued. Any additional extras will be charged at the end of the four-week period to coincide with the regular payment schedule, not in line with installation of goods.

Site visits are strictly by appointment and not during working hours (due to health and safety) unless specifically agreed with the site manager and design team.

There is an annual management charge which will be approximately £1,500 per property. The management company will be handed over to the residents on completion of the last plot.

For more information please ask for a copy of the management charges illustration.

For further details ask our Bespoke Homes Consultant.

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Fernham Bespoke allows you to construct the home of your dreams without the stress of a self-build project.

Head on over to the Fernham Homes website for more information.

Contact us


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